In Minneapolis, we like to learn.

Granted, that simplistic sentence isn't the most eloquent or verbose, but it gets the point across that the people of Minneapolis enjoy the intellectual hotspots that makes us one of the Top Five Smartest Cities in the Nation.

Here is a list of the "must-see" museums in Minneapolis (and since we know you'll want to see them all, we even included some cool places to stay overnight):

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  • 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.
  • 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 Center, Mill City Museum, Historic Fort Snelling, James J. Hill House, Alexander Ramsey House, Minnesota State Capitol, North West Company Fur Post, and Oliver H. Kelley Farm. Visit our website to learn more!
  • Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, works by important 19th and 20th century artists and battle flags from the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. While currently undergoing a three-year renovation, the Capitol remains open to visitors for daily tours. The Minnesota State Capitol is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Pavek Museum of Broadcasting has the finest collection of antique radio, television and broadcast equipment in the world, with international recognition for its continuing efforts in preserving and documenting the history of the industry.
  • Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French Voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foor tall stone fireplace and a gift shop. The Snake River heritage trails are open year round for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. The North West Company Fur Post is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Step onto a working 1860s farm established by Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the first successful national farming organization, the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, better known as the Grange. At the farm, the whole family can meet farm animals and participate in a wide variety of activities that follow the farming cycle and change with the season. Interact with costumed farmhands as they work in the house, barn, kitchen, garden and fields. Nature trails wind along the Mississippi River and through woodlands and restored prairie. The Oliver H. Kelley Farm is a National Historic Landmark and is one of 26 historic sites and museums operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Minnesota is becoming known as Little Mogadishu, as the home of the largest Somali immigrant population in the United States. The Somali Museum of Minnesota is the your resource for learning about this fast-growing immigrant community, where you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural traditions of the Horn of Africa. Displaying a collection of over 700 cultural artifacts and contemporary art from the Somali diaspora, the Somali Museum preserves Somalia's precious cultural inheritance and serves as a unique meeting space for Minnesota's diverse cultures.
  • The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all forms of Russian art and artifacts.
  • The Weisman Art Museum is an elegant gallery space used for receptions, dinners, special events, lectures or conferences.
  • Step off the skyway into a storied past with an antique stagecoach, gold, and more! Scheduled tours available. Open to the public. Free admission.


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