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: 9:00am - 9:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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
The building shown in this photo is not Foshay Tower. It is Capella Tower which is taller than the Foshay Tower. Foshay Tower was built around 1930 while Capella Tower was built in 1992. You can...
— RichardGrowPE104, November 15, 2022
The foshay was something quick to do while we was in the area, it was a nice experience to learn about the history and gave a beautiful view
— Just_travelling94, October 1, 2022
I stayed at the W hotel which is housed in Foshay Tower. It is shaped intentionally like the Washington Monument. There is a museum and observation deck on the top floor. Views are beautiful.
— RagsKP94, June 30, 2022
The Foshay Tower, now the W Minneapolis – The Foshay hotel, is a skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Modeled after the Washington Monument, the building was completed in 1929, months before the...
— Martin R, May 4, 2022
$10 to ride up. Worth it. Small museum up top and great outdoor views of the city. Visited on gorgeous October morning and it was not busy. The W staff are super.
— DepartingDuo, October 23, 2021