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The Story, Historical Sites, and Landmarks of Minneapolis and St. Paul

Minneapolis and St. Paul have a fascinating history that's given the Twin Cities a host of great landmarks and attractions. Learn more about how these cities came to be and where the best historical -- and modern places -- to visit are.

The Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
The Minnesota History Center, a museum, gallery and library is downtown St. Paul, is a fascinating place to visit for locals and tourists to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Bakken Museum of Electricity and Magnetism
The Bakken Museum is a museum and library devoted to electricity and magnetism on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. Interactive exhibits, and excellent guides and volunteers make this a fascinating destination for children and adults.

The Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Minneapolis' nickname is the Mill City. So it's only appropriate that there is a museum on the banks of the Mississippi celebrating the city's milling heritage. The Mill City Museum is a modern building in the ruins of a historical mill celebrating the mills and mill workers who laid the foundations of the city of Minneapolis.

The Museum Adventure Pass: Free Admissions to Museums and Galleries
Libraries across the Twin Cities are offering free admissions to Minneapolis and St. Paul museums and galleries with the "Check Out a Museum" Mueseum Adventure Pass. Here's what you need to do to get your free passes to 20 museums and galleries in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Museum
The Jackson Street Roundhouse, part of the Minnesota Transportation Museum, is a restored roundhouse holding a collection of vintage trains and railroad memorabilia for nostalgic grandparents and train-loving grandchildren.

The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
The Science Museum of Minnesota is a large science and technology museum on the banks of the Mississippi in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum of Minnesota has notable Paleontology, Weather, Electricity, Anthropology and Natural History displays, and a seasonal outdoor garden.

The Cathedral of St. Paul
The Cathedral of St. Paul is a magnificent 100-year-old Roman Catholic church in downtown St. Paul. It is an inspiring place to visit and has much to admire. Here's a guide to the history, architecture, and worship at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Minnehaha Park and Hiawatha Falls: A Guide to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis
Minnehaha park is 193 acres of parkland where Minnehaha creek meets the Mississippi river in Minneapolis. Minnehaha park has a waterfall, sculptures, and off-leash dog park, restaurant and picnic area. Find out more about visiting Minnehaha Park with this guide.

The Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
Minneapolis' nickname is the Mill City. So it's only appropriate that there is a museum on the banks of the Mississippi celebrating the city's milling heritage. The Mill City Museum is a modern building in the ruins of a historical mill celebrating the mills and mill workers who were the foundation of the city of Minneapolis.

The Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis
The Basilica of St Mary is a century-old Catholic church in downtown Minneapolis.

Fort Snelling: A Profile of Historic Twin Cities Landmark, Fort Snelling
Fort Snelling is an 18th century military fort on the banks of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, in the middle of the cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Here is a guide to the history of Fort Snelling, and information for those who wish to visit the historic Fort.

Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society preserves Minnesota's historical sites, records and artifacts, and organizes educational events throughout the Twin Cities.

Minnesota State University's History Of Minnesota
View a timeline of the last 400 years of Minnesota's history.

Historical Places in St. Paul, Minnesota
Explore St. Paul's history at these historical sites, historical buildings, historical streets, and museums in St. Paul.

Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Minnesota
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed many houses in the Upper Midwest, and there are some notable houses and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Minneapolis, and around Minnesota. Here's a list of Frank Lloyd Wright houses and building in Minneapolis and Minnesota.

Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Minnesota
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed many houses in the Upper Midwest, and there are some notable houses and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Minneapolis, and around Minnesota. Here's a list of Frank Lloyd Wright houses and building in Minneapolis and Minnesota.

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