Foshay Museum and Observation Deck821 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
The Foshay Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Twin Cities. Utilities magnate Wilbur Foshay built this endearing homage to the Washington Monument in 1929. At 447 feet housing 32 stories, the Foshay Tower was the tallest building in the Midwest for 48 years. Visit the museum to uncover the remarkable story behind this unique skyscraper and its eccentric creator. And view the city from the outdoor Observation Deck on the 31st floor.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Ticket Prices: $10 per adult, $6 Kids 4-14. Children 3 and under are free. Please call for group rates.
The Observation Deck can only be reached by climbing two flights of stairs. We have an interactive webcam for viewing the city from the museum level.
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 278 reviews
An elevator whisks you up to the top floor where a small (and somewhat dusty) museum reviews the history of the building. I wish it had been a bit more organized. Another flight of stairs brings...
— dmittleman, August 15, 2021
You access this in the lobby of the W Hotel. Get a keycard to the museum floor. Very well put together small museum. Interesting history. Then, you take the stairs up one flight to the observation...
— 802lauraz, May 5, 2021
I grew up in Minneapolis and I was always fascinated with a building that looked like the Washington Monument. It was constructed in 1906 and it was the tallest building between Chicago and the West...
— Terrence T, January 6, 2020
Neat to see skyline of Minneapolis. Also a lot of memorabilia that was interesting. The W Hotel is neat to walk through.
— RealReview67, December 9, 2019
Had a nice stay but wasn’t impressed with the SPEED of the service - but will say the people are all fantastic and nice... and apologetic for being slow, so kinda hope they just speed up.
— dp1979eh, December 8, 2019