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Museums & Galleries

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Weisman Museum, Minneapolis / Paul Vincent

Art, History & Culture Come Alive

Museums dedicated to art, history, science and more are scattered throughout Minnesota. The Science Museum of Minnesota and Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul are must-sees for families, and the Lindbergh family and James J. Hill legacies have their own historic sites. Science and history come together at such places as the Runestone Museum, Bell Museum and The Bakken Museum, and art museums can be found in Rochester, Duluth, Minneapolis and beyond.

Marine Art Museum photography exhibit

Photography exhibit at the Marine Art Museum, Winona

Brown County Historical Society Dakota Exhibit in New Ulm

Brown County Historical Society Dakota Exhibit, New Ulm

End-o-Line Railroad Park and Museum in Currie

End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum in Currie

Hidden Gems

From the Smallest Museum in St. Paul to a world-class trout fishery, an astounding collection of antique and wooden boats, and the terminus of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, these must-see museums are worth seeking out. 

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Woman at Mille Lacs Indian Museum pow wow display

Native American pow wow regalia on display at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum

Indigenous Peoples Museums

Honoring the rich Ojibwe (or Anishinaabe) and Dakota (Lakota) heritage of Minnesota’s history and culture, these are some of the best places to learn about everything from spiritual drumming and colorful powwow dances to intricate basketweaving and beadwork.

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SPAM museum exterior

Meet Minnesota's favorite meat at the SPAM Museum in Austin / Eileen Chao

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