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Thousands of years of history and art in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis is just under 150 years old, but there are thousands of years of history and art between the banks of the Mississippi and the lakes on the western edge of the city. You'll find those in our numerous museums, ranging from the "most explosive museum in the world," (Mill City Museum) carved out of the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill to some of the top ranked art museums in the U.S. and the world, designed by the likes of Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Michael Graves. 

The Minneapolis metropolitan area has 55 museums in total, so you can stay busy from your first visit to your tenth (or beyond!). From electricity to Russian art, museums in Minneapolis will expand your horizons.

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Alexander Ramsey House

Alexander Ramsey House

Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was built by…

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American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute is a historic museum in Minneapolis founded in 1929 that offers a variety of programs designed to celebrate Swedish heritage and contemporary Nordic arts and culture.

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Hennepin History Museum

Hennepin History Museum

The Hennepin History Museum is one of the Twin Cities' most unique social history museums. We offer superb exhibits, a historic mansion setting, and archival collections of priceless scholarly value. HHM has evolved from the Hennepin County Territorial Pioneers…

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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

Established in the early 1820s, Fort Snelling was built to protect the fur trade. Today, the reconstructed fort is a National Historic Landmark where visitors can learn not only about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, but also…

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James J. Hill House

James J. Hill House

Rugged Stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the gilded Age Mansion, the…

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Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Children's Museum is where kids ages six months to 10 years can touch, climb, splash and explore their way through seven galleries packed with extraordinary hands-on adventures.

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Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society has been sharing the stories of Minnesotans for over 165 years! Join us for programs and events at 26 historic sites and museums statewide. The Twin Cities metro area historical sites and museums include the Minnesota History…

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