List of museums in Minnesota

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This list of museums in Minnesota encompasses museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Non-profit and university art galleries are also included. Virtual museums which exist only online are not included.


Current museums[edit]

Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
3M Museum 3M Museum.jpg Two Harbors
47°1′15.2″N 91°40′16.2″W / 47.020889°N 91.671167°W / 47.020889; -91.671167 (3M Museum)
Arrowhead Industry Honors the early days of the 3M corporation in the office building in which it was founded in 1902. Operated by 3M and the Lake County Historical Society.[1]
Afton Historical Museum Afton
44°54′9″N 92°46′58.5″W / 44.90250°N 92.782917°W / 44.90250; -92.782917 (Afton Historical Museum)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Period displays, artifacts, and photographs of local history and agriculture, plus a research library. Operated by the Afton Historical Society in an 1868 church building.[2]
Aitkin County Historical Society Depot Museum Aitkin NP Depot 1.jpg Aitkin
46°31′53.5″N 93°42′27.5″W / 46.531528°N 93.707639°W / 46.531528; -93.707639 (Aitkin County Historical Society Depot Museum)
Iron Range Local history Rotating displays of Aitkin County heritage, including Mississippi riverboats and Native American culture. Housed in a 1916 railway station.[3]
Aitkin County Historical Society Log Museum Aitkin
46°31′53.5″N 93°42′29.5″W / 46.531528°N 93.708194°W / 46.531528; -93.708194 (Aitkin County Historical Society Log Museum)
Iron Range Local history Period displays of Aitkin County's pioneer days, plus early idustrial and agricultural artifacts.[4]
Akeley Paul Bunyan Historical Museum Akeley
47°0′13″N 94°43′50″W / 47.00361°N 94.73056°W / 47.00361; -94.73056 (Akeley Paul Bunyan Historical Museum)
Central Minnesota Local history Artifacts and photographs from Akeley's early days as home to the largest sawmill in Minnesota.[5]
Alexander Faribault House Faribault House 2.jpg Faribault
44°17′27.7″N 93°16′1.5″W / 44.291028°N 93.267083°W / 44.291028; -93.267083 (Alexander Faribault House)
Southeast Minnesota Historic house 1853 house of fur trader and town founder Alexander Faribault, with artifacts from the Faribault family and contemporaneous settlers. Operated by the Rice County Historical Society.[6]
Alexander Ramsey House Alexander Ramsey House 2012.jpg Saint Paul
44°56′29.5″N 93°6′15.5″W / 44.941528°N 93.104306°W / 44.941528; -93.104306 (Alexander Ramsey House)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1868 mansion of early Minnesota governor and founding figure Alexander Ramsey. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.[7]
Amador Heritage Center Almelund
45°29′30.5″N 92°47′7″W / 45.491806°N 92.78528°W / 45.491806; -92.78528 (Amador Heritage Center)
East Central Minnesota Local history, open air Local memorabilia and replica structures housed in a 1910 school, with an adjacent collection of historic buildings.[8]
American Museum of Asmat Art American Museum of Asmat Art.jpg Saint Paul
44°56′32″N 93°11′27″W / 44.94222°N 93.19083°W / 44.94222; -93.19083 (American Museum of Asmat Art)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Gallery on the art and culture of the Asmat people of southwestern Papua, Indonesia. Housed at the University of St. Thomas.[9]
American Swedish Institute American Swedish Institute-2007-03-18.jpg Minneapolis
44°57′18.5″N 93°15′57″W / 44.955139°N 93.26583°W / 44.955139; -93.26583 (American Swedish Institute)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Ethnic Art and cultural center dedicated to Swedish and Swedish American heritage, housed in a 1908 mansion.[10]
Ames-Florida-Stork House Ames-Florida-Stork House.jpg Rockford
45°5′12.5″N 93°43′54.5″W / 45.086806°N 93.731806°W / 45.086806; -93.731806 (Ames-Florida-Stork House)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1861 house with period furnishings charting its ownership by three families. Operated by the Rockford Area Historical Society.[11]
Andrew John Volstead House Andrew John Volstead House.jpg Granite Falls
44°48′33″N 95°32′24″W / 44.80917°N 95.54000°W / 44.80917; -95.54000 (Andrew John Volstead House)
Minnesota River Valley Historic house Home of U.S. Congressman Andrew Volstead from 1894 to 1930. Operated by the Granite Falls Historical Society.[12]
Anoka County History Center Anoka
45°11′59″N 93°23′15″W / 45.19972°N 93.38750°W / 45.19972; -93.38750 (Anoka County History Center)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Exhibits on Anoka County's history and people. Operated by the Anoka County Historical Society in a 1965 library.[13]
Arches Museum of Pioneer Life ArchesMuseum.JPG Lewiston
44°0′3″N 91°49′3″W / 44.00083°N 91.81750°W / 44.00083; -91.81750 (Arches Museum of Pioneer Life)
Southeast Minnesota Open air Celebrates pioneer ingenuity with an authentic log house, barn, and one-room school, agricultural equipment, and models of machines and vehicles. Operated by the Winona County Historical Society.[14]
Ard Godfrey House Ard Godfrey house.jpg Minneapolis
44°59′11.7″N 93°15′20.5″W / 44.986583°N 93.255694°W / 44.986583; -93.255694 (Ard Godfrey House)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Oldest surviving frame house in Minneapolis, built in 1849. Operated by the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.[15]
Arv Hus Museum Milan Minnesota River Valley Local history Vintage photographs and objects, plus contemporary sawdust artwork.[16]
Atwater Area Historical Society & Museum Atwater Vikingland Local history Vintage photographs and objects, plus a collection of military uniforms.[17]
Augsburg Art Galleries Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Three galleries at Augsburg College displaying work by contemporary artists as well as students, alumni, and faculty.[18]
The Bakken The Bakken Museum - Medicinal Garden View.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Science World's only museum and research library devoted to the medical uses of electricity and magnetism, established by pioneering biomedical engineer Earl Bakken. Housed in a 1928 mansion.[19]
Bartholomew House Museum Bartholomew House.jpg Richfield Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1852 house of early settler Riley Bartholomew. Operated by the Richfield Historical Society adjacent to the Richfield History Center.[20]
Baseball Hall of Fame Museum of Minnesota Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Sports Baseball memorabilia collected by Ray Crump, a Minnesota Twins equipment manager. Located in a baseball souvenir shop near the Twins' stadium.[21]
Becker County Museum Detroit Lakes Central Minnesota Local history Museum and research library of Becker County history. Operated by the Becker County Historical Society.[22]
Bell Museum of Natural History Bell Museum of Natural History exterior.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Natural history Established in 1872 for research and display of the state's plants and animals. Operated by the University of Minnesota.[23]
Beltrami County History Center Bemidji Great Northern Depot.jpg Bemidji Northern Minnesota Local history Exhibits and archives of Beltrami County history. Operated by the Beltrami County Historical Society in a 1912 railway station.[24]
Benton County Historical Society and Museum Sauk Rapids Central Minnesota Local history Exhibits and archives of Benton County history.[25]
Bertha Museum Bertha Central Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and memorabilia housed in a 1904 bank.[26]
Betsy-Tacy Houses 333CenterStMankatoMN.jpg Mankato Minnesota River Valley Biographical Facing childhood homes of Maude Hart Lovelace and her best friend, fictionalized by the author in her Betsy-Tacy series. Operated by the Betsy-Tacy Society.[27]
Big Honza's Museum of Unnatural History 2009-0805-Montgomery-Westerman.jpg Montgomery Minnesota River Valley Amusement Humorous museum of oversized items credited to a made-up local folk hero.[28]
Big Stone County Museum Big Stone County Museum.jpg Ortonville
45°17′49″N 96°25′55″W / 45.29694°N 96.43194°W / 45.29694; -96.43194 (Big Stone County Museum)
Western Minnesota Local history Displays of Big Stone County history, including historical buildings and an international gallery of 500 waterfowl specimens.[29]
Blue Earth County Heritage Center Mankato Minnesota River Valley Local history Exhibits on Blue Earth County history, including Dakota heritage, Mankato's classic Front Street, and author Maud Hart Lovelace. Operated by the Blue Earth County Historical Society.[30]
Bois Forte Heritage Museum Tower Iron Range Native American Heritage of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, including outdoor displays of a birchbark wigwam and a tipi.[31]
Borgstrom House Museum Upsala Central Minnesota Local history Memorabilia of a Swedish American community—including a 1928 REO Speed Wagon firetruck—displayed in a 1913 house. Operated by the Upsala Area Historical Society.[32]
Boutwells Landing Museum Oak Park Heights Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Rotating exhibits in a gallery operated by the Washington County Historical Society in a senior living facility.[33]
Brown County Museum Brown Cty His Soc.jpg New Ulm Minnesota River Valley Local history Exhibits on Brown County history, including local Century Farms, artist Wanda Gág, and the Dakota War of 1862. Operated by the Brown County Historical Society in an ornate 1910 post office.[34]
Bunnell House BunnellHouse.JPG Homer Southeast Minnesota Local history 1850s Carpenter Gothic house of an early settler, interpreting pioneer life. Operated by the Winona County Historical Society.[35]
Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange Hall Cahill School 3.jpg Edina Minneapolis–Saint Paul Open air 1864 schoolhouse and 1879 Grange hall used as activity space by the Edina Historical Society.[36]
Cannon Falls Historical Museum CannonFallsMuseum.jpg Cannon Falls Southeast Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and research material. Operated by the Cannon Falls Area Historical Society in an 1888 fire station.[37]
Carver County Historical Society Museum 2009-0713-Waconia-CtyMuseum.jpg Waconia Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Contains five galleries on Carver County history, a gallery on local veterans, and a research library.[38]
Cass County Museum Walker Central Minnesota Local history Displays on Cass County history, including the fur trade, lumbering, transportation, and early pioneers, plus a large collection of Ojibwe artifacts and a 1912 schoolhouse. Operated by the Cass County Historical Society.[39]
Carlton County History and Heritage Center Shaw Library 1.jpg Cloquet Iron Range Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on Carlton County history.[40] Operated by the Carlton County Historical Society in a 1920 library.
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site CharlesLindberghHouse.jpg Little Falls
45°57′35″N 94°23′13″W / 45.95972°N 94.38694°W / 45.95972; -94.38694 (Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site)
Central Minnesota Biographical Boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh, with exhibits in an adjacent visitor center. Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society within Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.[41]
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum Little Falls Central Minnesota Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on Morrison County history, including Native American artifacts, local business and industry, and personal and household items. Operated by the Morrison County Historical Society.[42]
Charles H. Burwell House Burwell House 5.jpg Minnetonka Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1883 Victorian house of a prominent mill manager. Now operated by the Minnetonka Historical Society.[43]
Chaska History Center Brinkhaus Saloon 1.jpg Chaska Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Exhibits and research collections on town history. Operated by the Chaska Historical Society in an 1890 livery stable.[44]
Children's Discovery Museum Grand Rapids Iron Range Children's Contains interactive educational exhibits and a large display of dolls.[45] Adjacent to the Judy Garland Museum.[46]
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center ChikWauk.jpg Grand Marais
48°10′7.5″N 90°52′51″W / 48.168750°N 90.88083°W / 48.168750; -90.88083 (Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center)
Arrowhead Local history Interprets the natural and cultural history of the Gunflint Trail area. Operated by the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest in a 1930s resort lodge.[47]
Christie House Museum Christie House front.JPG Long Prairie Central Minnesota Historic house 1901 Queen Anne house of an influential local family, with original furnishings and memorabilia.[48]
Clarissa Museum Clarissa Central Minnesota Local history Museum of town's early history.[26]
Clearwater County History Center Bagley Northern Minnesota Local history Rotating exhibits and research collections on Clearwater County history. Operated by the Clearwater County Historical Society in a 1911 school with additional historical buildings on the grounds.[49]
Clinton Depot Clinton Depot.jpg Clinton Western Minnesota Local history Local memorabilia including war mementos, agricultural equipment, and railroad artifacts housed in an 1885 railway station.[50]
Cokato Museum & Gust Akerlund Studio August Akerlund Photographic Studio.jpg Cokato
45°4′31.5″N 94°11′26″W / 45.075417°N 94.19056°W / 45.075417; -94.19056 (Cokato Museum & Gust Akerlund Studio)
West Central Minnesota Local history Local history museum and the Upper Midwest's only surviving early-20th-century photography studio, with much of its original equipment.[51]
Comstock House Comstock House.jpg Moorhead Red River Valley Historic house 1883 Victorian house of an influential family, including politician and businessman Solomon Comstock and his daughter, pioneering female educator Ada Comstock. Operated by the city of Moorhead and the Minnesota Historical Society.[52]
Cook County Historical Museum Lightkeeper's House.jpg Grand Marais
47°44′56.5″N 90°19′58″W / 47.749028°N 90.33278°W / 47.749028; -90.33278 (Cook County Historical Museum)
Arrowhead Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on Cook County history. Operated by the Cook County Historical Society in an 1896 lighthouse keeper's house.[53]
Cottonwood County Historical Museum Cottonwood County Historical Society.JPG Windom Southwest Minnesota Local history Displays on Cottonwood County history from precontact Native Americans to the early 20th century, plus an art gallery and research library. Operated by the Cottonwood County Historical Society.[54]
Croft Mine Historical Park Croft Mine Park.jpg Crosby Iron Range Mining Interprets an underground iron mine on the Cuyuna Range active 1916–1934, with original equipment and structures, vintage photographs, and guided tours of a simulated mine.[46]
Cross River Heritage Center CrossRiverHeritageCenter.jpg Schroeder
47°32′36.5″N 90°53′49.5″W / 47.543472°N 90.897083°W / 47.543472; -90.897083 (Cross River Heritage Center)
Arrowhead Local history Exhibits and period rooms relating to settlement around the Cross River, plus a research archive. Operated by the Schroeder Area Historical Society in a 1929 Tudor Revival inn.[55]
Crosslake Area Historical Society Museum Crosslake Central Minnesota Open air Collection of historical and replica log buildings, including several homesteader cabins, a saloon, a tourist cabin, and a 1923 town hall with local artifacts displayed inside.[56]
Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum Crow Wing Co. Jail 1.JPG Brainerd Central Minnesota Local history Exhibits of Crow Wing County history, including logging, railroads, mining, and early home life, housed in a 1917 sheriff's residence/county jail.[57]
Cycling Museum of Minnesota Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Transportation Museum in development on the history, impact, and future promise of cycling. Projected to open in 2015.[58]
Dakota City Heritage Village Farmington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Open air 22 historical and replica buildings depicting a typical Dakota County village of the year 1900, plus a museum of agriculture and pioneer life. Operated by a non-profit organization on the Dakota County Fairgrounds.[59]
Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum Universal Laboratories Building.jpg Dassel West Central Minnesota Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits on local contributions to agriculture and medicine—including the transformation of ergot from plague to drug—and farmer-turned-politician Magnus Johnson. Operated by the Dassel Area Historical Society in a 1937 agricultural laboratory.[60]
Denler Art Gallery Roseville Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Gallery at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul displaying work by national, local, and student artists.[61]
Dinehart-Holt House Dinehart-Holt House.jpg Slayton Southwest Minnesota Historic house 1891 Victorian house of early leading citizens of Slayton. Managed by the Murray County Historical Society.[62]
Dodge County Historical Society Museum HistoricalSocietyDodgeCountyMN.JPG Mantorville Southeast Minnesota Local history Local artifacts displayed in an 1869 church, with two adjacent historical structures.[46][63]
Dorothy Molter Museum Northern MN - 062.jpg Ely Arrowhead Biographical Museum and historic cabins dedicated to longtime wilderness resident Dorothy Molter and the heritage of the Boundary Waters.[64]
Dr. William W. Mayo House 2009-731-MN-LeSueur-MayoHouse.jpg Le Sueur Minnesota River Valley Historic house 1859 house owned successively by Mayo Clinic founder William Worrall Mayo and three generations of the Cosgrove family who founded Green Giant. Managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society.[65]
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Branch Library 1.jpg Duluth Iron Range Art Visual arts organization dating to 1871, offering rotating exhibitions by regional artists as well as workshops at the Duluth Depot and Lincoln Branch Library.[66]
Duluth Children's Museum Duluth Iron Range Children's Nation's fifth-oldest children's museum, established in 1930.[67]
Duluth Depot Duluth Depot-resedabear.jpg Duluth Iron Range Multiple 1892 railway station housing the Duluth Art Institute, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, St. Louis County Historical Society Museum, and several performing arts organizations.[68]
Eagle Bend Museum/Library Eagle Bend Central Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and memorabilia, in a building shared with the Eagle Bend Public Library.[26]
East Polk Heritage Center Fosston Red River Valley Local history Local artifacts displayed in an 1887 house and a replica log cabin, plus a restored schoolhouse.[69]
Edna G. Tugboat Edna G Tug Boat, Two Harbors -b.jpg Two Harbors
47°1′0.8″N 91°40′21.4″W / 47.016889°N 91.672611°W / 47.016889; -91.672611 (Edna G. Tugboat)
Arrowhead Maritime Great Lakes tugboat in service 1896–1981. Operated by the Lake County Historical Society.[70]
Edina History Museum Edina Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Permanent and rotating exhibits of town history, plus a research library. Operated by the Edina Historical Society.[71]
Ed's Museum JackSpratFoodStore.jpg Wykoff Southeast Minnesota Americana Former grocery store displaying the belongings of local character and lifelong hoarder Ed Krueger, including toys, packaging, magazines, player piano rolls, and a dead cat, all willed to the city and organized by the Wykoff Progressive Club.[72]
Eidem Homestead Brooklyn Park Minneapolis–Saint Paul Living history Turn-of-the-20th-century living history farm with a Victorian farmhouse, barn, and live animals. Managed by the city of Brooklyn Park.[73]
Ely–Winton History Museum Ely Arrowhead Local history Displays on local history, including the Ojibwe, voyageurs, logging, mining, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Housed on the campus of Vermilion Community College.[74]
End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum End-O-Line Railroad Park.JPG Currie Southwest Minnesota Open air Railroad and frontier life, with vintage locomotives and rolling stock, an original railway turntable, historical buildings, and a model train layout. Operated by Murray County.[75]
Etta C. Ross Memorial Library Museum Blue Earth Library.jpg Blue Earth Minnesota River Valley Local history Local records and artifacts housed in a 1904 library. Operated by the Faribault County Historical Society.[76]
Eugene Saint Julien Cox House 2009-0805-MN-StPeter-CoxHouse.jpg Saint Peter Minnesota River Valley Historic house Restored 1871 Italianate house of a founder and early leader of St. Peter. Operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society.[77]
Evansville Historical Foundation Evansville Vikingland Open air Historical and replica buildings, including two 19th-century houses, a country schoolhouse, 1892 log cabin, a sod house, pioneer church, and a town hall, with some indoor exhibits and a research library.[78]
Excelsior–Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum Excelsior
44°54′6″N 93°34′1″W / 44.90167°N 93.56694°W / 44.90167; -93.56694 (Excelsior–Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history History of the south Lake Minnetonka area, including the 1893 racing scow Onawa and exhibits on the Excelsior Amusement Park in operation 1925–1974. Housed in a former railway station.[79]
Farmamerica Waseca
44°4′56″N 93°37′2″W / 44.08222°N 93.61722°W / 44.08222; -93.61722 (Farmamerica)
Southern Minnesota Agriculture Minnesota's agricultural heritage, featuring an 1850s farm, 1930s farm, visitor center, antique tractors and machinery, and several historical buildings. Also known as the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center.[80]
Fillebrown House Charles Noyes Cottage 3.JPG White Bear Lake
45°5′6″N 93°0′11″W / 45.08500°N 93.00306°W / 45.08500; -93.00306 (Fillebrown House)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1879 lakeside cottage. Operated by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society.[81]
Fillmore County History Center Museum FillmoreMuseum.JPG Fountain
43°44′18″N 92°8′15″W / 43.73833°N 92.13750°W / 43.73833; -92.13750 (Fillmore County History Center Museum)
Southeast Minnesota Local history Artifacts from Fillmore County history, including agricultural equipment, women's and children's clothing, period displays, two Bernard Pietenpol airplanes, and a one-room schoolhouse. Operated by the Fillmore County Historical Society.[82]
Finland Minnesota Heritage Site FinlandMinnesotaHeritageMuseum.jpg Finland
47°24′7″N 91°11′49″W / 47.40194°N 91.19694°W / 47.40194; -91.19694 (Finland Minnesota Heritage Site)
Arrowhead Open air Exhibits and historical structures interpreting the pioneer heritage of eastern Lake County. Operated by the Finland Minnesota Historical Society on an 1890s homestead.[83]
Finn Creek Open Air Museum New York Mills
46°27′16″N 95°19′55″W / 46.45444°N 95.33194°W / 46.45444; -95.33194 (Finn Creek Open Air Museum)
Vikingland Open air Local Finnish American heritage represented by original and relocated structures on a 1900 farmstead, including a smoke sauna, sawmill, and town hall.[84]
Firefighters Hall & Museum Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Firefighting Historical vehicles, equipment, displays, and a research library on firefighting in Minnesota.[85]
Fitger's Brewery Complex Museum Fitgers 2.jpg Duluth Iron Range Food Brewery complex with stores, a hotel, restaurants and a small museum
Folsom House FolsomHouse.jpg Taylors Falls East Central Minnesota Historic house Mid-19th-century house, operated by the Taylor County Historical Society and the Minnesota Historical Society
Forest History Center FHCsaw.jpg Grand Rapids Iron Range Industry Logging industry and logging camp, owned by the Minnesota Historical Society
Fort Ridgely FortRidgely1.jpg Fairfax Minnesota River Valley Military Mid-19th-century U.S. Army outpost, owned by the Minnesota Historical Society
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum Weisman Art Museum.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Part of the University of Minnesota, modern and contemporary art, features collections of Marsden Hartley, Alfred Maurer, Charles Biederman, Native American Mimbres culture pottery and Korean furniture
Freeborn County Historical Museum Albert Lea Southern Minnesota Open air website, local history museum with period displays and 19th century pioneer village
Fridley History Center Fridley Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Fridley Historical Society
Gallery of Wood Art Gallery of Wood Art.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Exhibits a variety of contemporary art made from wood, plus educational displays and vintage lathes. Operated by the American Association of Woodturners in Landmark Center.[86]
Gammelgarden Museum Scandia East Central Minnesota Ethnic website, open air museum of Swedish immigration history, includes church, pioneer house, barn, cottage, Swedish artifacts and special events
Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life 2005 gibbs 021.jpg Falcon Heights Minneapolis–Saint Paul Open air Includes farm house, sod house, log cabin, Dakotah style tipi and replica bark lodge, schoolhouse
Gideon H. Pond House Gideon Pond House.jpg Bloomington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Located in Pond-Dakota Mission Park, mid 19th century missionary house
Glensheen Historic Estate Glensheen.JPG Duluth Iron Range Historic house 38 room mansion with interior styles ranging from Renaissance Revival and Colonial Revival to Arts & Crafts; owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth
Goldstein Museum of Design Falcon Heights Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art website, part of the University of Minnesota, collections include costumes, decorative arts, graphic design and textiles
Goodhue County Historical Society and Museum GoodhueCountyHistoryCenter.JPG Red Wing Southeast Minnesota Local history website
Grand Portage National Monument Grand Portage National Monument GRPO1767.jpg Grand Portage
47°57′45″N 89°41′5″W / 47.96250°N 89.68472°W / 47.96250; -89.68472 (Grand Portage National Monument)
Arrowhead History Reconstructed North West Company trading post and modern visitor center interpreting Ojibwe heritage and the North American fur trade. Operated by the National Park Service.[87]
Grant County Historical Museum Elbow Lake Western Minnesota Local history information, includes pioneer and Native American displays, first decade of the 20th century main street, 1865 log cabin, rural school house
Great Lakes Aquarium GreatLakesAquarium.jpg Duluth Iron Range Aquarium Also includes local history center, a science center and cultural exhibits; part of Canal Park
Great Lakes Floating Maritime Museum William Irvin 2.jpg Duluth Iron Range Maritime Includes historic vessels USCG Buoy Tender Sundew, US Army Corps of Engineers tugboat Lake Superior, and the lake freighter William A. Irvin
Greyhound Bus Museum Greyhound Bus Museum.JPG Hibbing Iron Range Transportation Men and machines that created Greyhound Bus Lines
Gustaf Anderson House Gustaf Anderson House sunlit.jpg Lindstrom East Central Minnesota Historic house website, operated by the Chisago County Historical Society, local history exhibits
Harkin's General Store HarkinStore1.jpg New Ulm Minnesota River Valley History Operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society
Hay Lake School and Erickson Log House Museum Johannes Erickson House.jpg Scandia East Central Minnesota School, Historic house Operated by the Washington County Historical Society
Headwaters Science Center Bemidji Northern Minnesota Science Hands-on science exhibits
Hennepin History Museum Hennepin History 2.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history History and culture of Hennepin County
Heritage and Wind Power Learning Center Lake Benton Southwest Minnesota Multiple website, visitors center, local history museum and wind power learning center
Heritage Village East Grand Forks Red River Valley Open air Historical and replica buildings, with tours and living history demonstrations.[88]
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center Hopperstad Stave Church Replica 6.jpg Moorhead Red River Valley Local history Includes interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, Red River Valley Exhibition and changing exhibits
Hibbing Historical Museum Hibbing Iron Range Local history website,
Highpoint Center for Printmaking Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art website, changing exhibits
Hillstrom Museum of Art Saint Peter Minnesota River Valley Art website, part of Gustavus Adolphus College
Hinckley Fire Museum Hinckley Fire Museum.jpg Hinckley East Central Minnesota Local history Story of 1894 fire and rebuilding of the town
Historic Chippewa City Montevideo Minnesota River Valley Open air information, information, turn of the 20th century village with 23 buildings
Historic Forestville ForestvilleMNbridge.jpg Preston Southeast Minnesota Living history Located in Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, 1899 rural village, owned by the Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Fort Snelling Fort Snelling Round Tower.JPG Fort Snelling Minneapolis–Saint Paul Military Structures including walls, the round tower, barracks, the commandant's house, gatehouse, magazine, school, and others were either restored or rebuilt to 19th-century condition
Gilfillan Estate Gilfillan Estate.jpg Morgan Minnesota River Valley Historic house website, operated by the Redwood County Historical Society
Grimm Farm Historic Site Grimm Farm 3.JPG Laketown Township Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Mid-19th-century farm and house, open for programs
History Center of Olmsted County Rochester Southeast Minnesota Local history website, exhibits include decorative arts, medicine, Saint Marys Hospital, IBM, and the 1883 Rochester tornado
History Museum of East Otter Tail County Perham Vikingland Local history web
Holz Farm Holz.jpg Eagan Minneapolis–Saint Paul Agricultural, living history website, working farmstead
Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House HooperBowlerHillstrom 2.JPG Belle Plaine Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Furnishings include three periods - 1850s and 1860s, Victorian, and early 20th century
Hopkins Historical Society Museum Hopkins Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, includes clothing and household items, tools and equipment, stained glass window from the former landmark Dow House, Raspberry Festival memorabilia
Houston County Historical Society Museum Caledonia Southeast Minnesota Local history website,
Hubbard County Historical Museum Hubbard County Courthouse.jpg Park Rapids Central Minnesota Local history website, located in the 1900 Hubbard County Courthouse, exhibits include Native American artifacts, farming and logging displays, quilts, a pioneer cabin, and a one room school house
Independence Town Hall Museum Independence Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association
International Wolf Center International Wolf Center Entrance.jpg Ely
47°54′21″N 91°49′40″W / 47.90583°N 91.82778°W / 47.90583; -91.82778 (International Wolf Center)
Arrowhead Natural history Education and research facility dedicated to wolves, with exhibits, programs, and a 1.25-acre (0.51 ha) habitat with live wolves.[89]
Iron Range Historical Society IronRangeHistoricalSociety.JPG Gilbert Iron Range Local history
Isanti County Historical Society Heritage Center Cambridge East Central Minnesota Local history website, includes 1870s Pioneer Home Museum, local history exhibits
Itasca Heritage Center Grand Rapids Iron Range Local history website, includes exhibits about the woolly mammoth, Judy Garland and the Gumm family, paper industry, Native Americans, pioneers,
ITOW In Their Own Words Perham Vikingland Military website, interactive exhibits and oral histories of soldiers, prisoners of war and the effects of war on communities
Jackson County Historical Museum Lakefield Southwest Minnesota Local history website
James J. Hill House James J. Hill House 2013.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Gilded Age mansion of railroad magnate James J. Hill, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society
Jasper Area Historical Society Museum Jasper Southwest Minnesota Local history
Jeffers Petroglyphs Jeffers Petroglyphs Turtle.jpg Comfrey Southwest Minnesota Native American Site with pre-contact Native American petroglyph and visitor center with exhibits
John H. Stevens House John H. Stevens House.JPG Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house First authorized house on the west bank of the Mississippi River in what would become Minneapolis
John Lind House 2009-0805-MN-NewUlm-JohnLindHouse.jpg New Ulm Minnesota River Valley Historic house website, home of politician John Lind
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center Henderson West Central Minnesota Local history website, website, settlement and cultural history of the Mississippi River Valley
J.R. Watkins House Plainview Southeast Minnesota Historic house website, operated by the Plainview Area History Center, exhibits on J.R. Watkins Apothecary company
Judy Garland Museum Grand Rapids Iron Range Biographical website, birthplace home of actress and singer Judy Garland
Julian H. Sleeper House Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art website, historic house with collection of Gilded Age decorative arts from the former Gowie-Nonnand House Museum in New Haven, CT; open by appointment
Kanabec History Center Mora East Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Kanabec County Historical Society, exhibition hall, reference library, art gallery
Kandiyohi County Museum Willmar West Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, includes railroad station rooms and a locomotive, early transportation, pioneer & Native American artifacts, a horse-drawn fire engine, one room schoolhouse and other local history exhibits
Karl Oskar House Lindstrom East Central Minnesota Ethnic information, Swedish heritage
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Duluth Iron Range History Changing exhibits based on the collections
Katherine E. Nash Gallery Katherine E. Nash Gallery (U of M).JPG Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Part of the University of Minnesota, features changing exhibits of local and national art
Kittson County Historical Society Museum Lake Bronson Red River Valley Local history information
Knute Nelson House Knute Nelson House.jpg Alexandria Vikingland Historic house website, operated by the Douglas County Historical Society, restored turn-of-the-20th-century home of U.S. Senator Knute Nelson
Koochiching Historical Museums International Falls Northern Minnesota Local history information, includes Koochiching Historical Museum with local history exhibits, and attached Bronko Nagurski Museum about 1930s-1940s football player Bronko Nagurski
Kremer House Library and Museum Minnesota Lake Southern Minnesota Local history information
Lac qui Parle County Museum Madison Western Minnesota Open air website, complex includes local history museum, 1870s log cabin, 1887 rural schoolhouse, agriculture equipment and early transportation, study of poet Robert Bly
Lake County Historical Depot Museum DMIR Depot 004.JPG Two Harbors
47°1′8″N 91°40′12″W / 47.01889°N 91.67000°W / 47.01889; -91.67000 (Depot Museum (Two Harbors))
Arrowhead Local history
Lake of the Woods County Museum Baudette Northern Minnesota Local history website, information, operated by the Lake of the Woods County Historical Society, includes tepresentative homestead, general store, country school, newspaper office and blacksmith shop exhibits, agriculture equipment, natural history and geology, pioneer and Native American settlements, local industries and communities
Lake Superior Railroad Museum DSSA RS-1.jpg Duluth Iron Range Railroad Part of the Duluth Depot, features many locomotives and over 40 pieces of rolling stock
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Duluth Iron Range Maritime History and operations of upper lakes commercial shipping and the Aerial Lift Bridge; part of Canal Park
The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park Shakopee Minneapolis–Saint Paul Living history website, part of Three Rivers Park District, formerly Historic Murphy's Landing, depicts life in the Lower Minnesota River Valley from the 1840s – 1890s
Landmark Center Landmark Center.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Multiple Historic building that features a gallery about the center, the Landmark Center Archive Gallery with local history exhibits, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments, Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum WalnutGroveLauraMuseum.JPG Walnut Grove Southwest Minnesota Biographical website, history of the family of author Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove, includes a depot, chapel, onion-domed house, dugout display, schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display
Lawshe Memorial Museum South Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Dakota County Historical Society
LeDuc Historic Estate William G. LeDuc House.jpg Hastings Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Operated by the Dakota County Historical Society, Victorian period mansion
Legion Pioneer Museum Vesta Minnesota River Valley Local history
Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum 2009-0805-ElysianPublicSchool.jpg Elysian Minnesota River Valley Local history website, includes art, period displays, Native American artifacts
Le Sueur Museum Le Sueur Minnesota River Valley Local history website, includes history of the Green Giant Company, radio room, early schools and hotels, post office, agriculture, art, military and bands in Le Sueur
Levin Natural History Museum Spicer West Central Minnesota Natural history information, private collection of Native American artifacts, dinosaur bones and fossils, seashells, butterflies, rocks and minerals
Lincoln County Pioneer Museum Hendricks Southwest Minnesota Open air website, information, features turn-of-the-20th-century period rooms
Lower Sioux Agency Interpretive Center Lower Sioux Agency Interpretive Center.JPG Morton Minnesota River Valley Native American History center and open-air museum on Dakota life before, during, and after the Dakota War of 1862. Co-managed by the Lower Sioux Indian Reservation and the Minnesota Historical Society.[90]
Lund-Hoel House John G. Lund House.jpg Canby Southwest Minnesota Historic house website
Lyle's Logging Camp and Museum Cass Lake Central Minnesota Industry, local history Reconstructed early-20th-century logging camp and adjacent museum housed in a former railway station.[91]
Lyon County Museum Marshall Southwest Minnesota Local history website
Mantorville Restoration House Mantorville Southeast Minnesota Historic house website, 1856 former county office building and jail, also adjacent 1850s log cabin and carriage house
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall Southwest Minnesota Art website, changing exhibits
Martin County Historical Society Pioneer Museum Fairmont Southwest Minnesota Local history website, period displays
McLeod County Historical Society Hutchinson West Central Minnesota Local history website, history of the communities in McLeod County, also paintings of wildlife artist Les Kouba
Meeker County Historical Museum GAR Hall Litchfield.jpg Litchfield West Central Minnesota Local history
Melrose Area Museum Melrose Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Melrose Historical Society, exhibits include military, business memorabilia, clothing, kitchen and household items, furniture, religious items, local sports and photographs
Memorial Education Museum Ada Red River Valley Local history website, operated by the Norman County Minnesota Historical Society
Midwest Music Museum Bloomington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Music Music museum located at the Mall of America.[92]
Mikkelson Collection Willmar West Central Minnesota Transportation website, classic and antique boats, motors and items from boating history
Mill City Museum Gold Medal Flour-Mill City-2007-03-12.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Industry Operated by the Minnesota Historical Society, history of the flour milling industry in Minneapolis
Mille Lacs County Historical Society Depot Museum GN Depot Princeton 3.jpg Princeton East Central Minnesota Railroad
Mille Lacs Indian Museum Onamia East Central Minnesota Native American Culture of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society
Millersburg Schoolhouse Museum Millersburg Southeast Minnesota Education website, founded and supported by the Christdala Preservation Association
Milwaukee Road Heritage Center Montevideo Milwaukee Road Depot.jpg Montevideo Minnesota River Valley Railroad History of the Milwaukee Road in the area
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery MCAD Gallery.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art website, part of Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis Institute of Arts.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Features an encyclopedic collection of approximately 100,000 objects[93] spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collection includes paintings, photographs, prints and drawings, textiles, architecture, and decorative arts. There are collections of African art and art from Oceania and the Americas, and an especially strong collection of Asian art, called "one of the finest and most comprehensive Asian art collections in the country".[94] The Asian collection includes Chinese architecture, jades,[95] bronzes, and ceramics.[94]
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Features 40 modern and contemporary sculptures and installations in an 11-acre (45,000 m2) park located adjacent to the Walker Art Center. The garden is a collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Walker Art Center.
Minnehaha Depot Minnehaha Depot.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad Part of the Minnesota Transportation Museum, 1875 depot on the Milwaukee Road line with railroad exhibits
Minnesota Air National Guard Museum Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Military website, aircraft and memorabilia
Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.jpg St. Cloud Central Minnesota Sports Memorabilia from Minnesota's numerous minor league, town, school, and club baseball teams. Housed in the River's Edge Convention Center.[96]
Minnesota Children's Museum Mnchildrensmuseum.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Children's
Minnesota Discovery Center Minnesota Discovery Center.JPG Chisholm Iron Range Mining Formerly Ironworld Discovery Center, area's mining and local history
Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame Baxter Central Minnesota Sports website
Minnesota Governor's Residence Minnesota Governor's Residence.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Tours offered by the Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota History Center Minnesota Historical Society 20060917.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history Main museum of the Minnesota Historical Society, history of Minnesota, also changing exhibits of national and international history
Minnesota Machinery Museum Hanley Falls Southwest Minnesota Agriculture website, features 5 buildings with agriculture equipment and farm life displays
Minnesota Marine Art Museum Winslow Homer - Three Schooners at Anchor, Gloucester (1880).jpg Winona Southeast Minnesota Art Features oil paintings, watercolors and three-dimensional marine art objects, folk art, photographs and maps focusing on river life
Minnesota Military Museum Wiki Museum Building.jpg Little Falls Central Minnesota Military Located in Camp Ripley
Minnesota Museum of American Art Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Focus on regional and Minnesota artists
Minnesota Museum of Mining Minnesota Museum of Mining.JPG Chisholm Iron Range Mining website, iron mining
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame New Ulm Minnesota River Valley Music Exhibits honor Minnesota music legends like Bob Dylan, Prince, Whoopee John Wilfahrt, Harold Loeffelmacher, The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland and also ethnic music like polkas
Minnesota Pioneer Park Annandale
45°15′19″N 94°6′38″W / 45.25528°N 94.11056°W / 45.25528; -94.11056 (Minnesota Pioneer Park)
West Central Minnesota Open air website, turn-of-the-20th-century pioneer life, includes church, school, general store, log cabin, sod house, barber shop, blacksmith, agricultural and historical museum displays, dentist office, doctor's office, funeral parlor, town hall, jail, harness shop, milliner, pharmacy, post office, depot
Minnesota State Capitol Minnesota State Capitol 5.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul History
Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum.jpg Owatonna Southeast Minnesota History History of orphanage from 1886 to 1945
Minnesota Streetcar Museum Msm78.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Transportation Five operable streetcars, three from Twin Cities Rapid Transit fleet and two from the Duluth Street Railway Company
Minnesota Transportation Museum Jackson Street Roundhouse.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad Jackson Street Roundhouse location in St. Paul features equipment and regional railroad history
Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Medical website, part of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Monongalia Historical Society and Museum New London West Central Minnesota Local history information, information
Moose Lake Agate and Geological Center Moose Lake Agate and Geological Interpretive Center.jpg Moose Lake Iron Range Geology Exhibit hall on Lake Superior agates (the state gemstone) and the geology of Minnesota. Located in Moose Lake State Park.[97]
Moose Lake Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum Moose Lake Soo Depot 1.jpg Moose Lake Iron Range Local history Exhibits about area railroads and the 1918 Cloquet Fire
Mower County Historical Society Austin Southeast Minnesota Open air website, includes Log Cabin Museum, Rural School Museum, Rahilly Museum with farm equipment and vehicles, Rural Life Museum about farm life, Arts Museum with art and exhibit about rural churches, Wayside Chapel, Pioneer Museum including the Mower County courtroom display, Railroad Museum with railroad cars and depot, Fireman's Museum, Blacksmith Shop, Hormel Museum about the George A. Hormel Company, Communications Museum, Native American Museum
Murray County Historical Museum Murray County Museum.JPG Slayton Southwest Minnesota Local history website, exhibits include a church replica, country store, railroad display, early radios and phonographs, tools and machinery, Native American artifacts, furniture and glassware
Museum of Lake Minnetonka TCRT Express Boat Minnehaha.jpg Excelsior Minneapolis–Saint Paul Maritime Steamboat Minnehaha cruises between Excelsior and Wayzata
Museum of Russian Art Museum of Russian Art, June 2014.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Russian art from the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Soviet-era art
National Eagle Center National Eagle Center 1.JPG Wabasha Southeast Minnesota Natural history Live rehabilitated eagles and eagle, wildlife, and conservation exhibits
Nemeth Art Center Hubbard County Courthouse.jpg Park Rapids Central Minnesota Art website, features permanent collection of 15th–19th century European paintings, changing art exhibits and historical displays, located in the former Hubbard County Courthouse
New Brighton History Center Museum New Brighton Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad information, an 1887 railroad depot museum of railroad artifacts, historical pictures, area maps, caboose, railroad work cart, baggage carts, and mail cart
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center New York Mills Vikingland Art website, changing art exhibits
North Saint Paul Historical Society Museum North Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, website
North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum NorthShoreCommercialFishingMuseum.jpg Tofte
47°34′34″N 90°49′53.5″W / 47.57611°N 90.831528°W / 47.57611; -90.831528 (North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum)
Arrowhead Industry, maritime Exhibits celebrating the people and technology that established commercial fishing on the harsh North Shore of Lake Superior.[98]
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting North Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Scouting Collection of over 150,000 items on the history of scouting in the Upper Midwest.[99]
North West Company Fur Post NorthWestCompanyFurPost.jpg Pine City East Central Minnesota Living history Reconstructed post from the winter of 1804-05
Northfield Historical Society Museum Scriver Bldg.jpg Northfield Southeast Minnesota Local history website, housed in the last bank Jesse James tried to rob
Old Home Town Museum Stephen Red River Valley Local history website, features period displays, household items, agriculture equipment, personal collections
Old Town Hall History Museum Bloomington Town Hall.jpg Bloomington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Bloomington Historical Society
Oliver H. Kelley Farm Kelley Farm.jpg Elk River Central Minnesota Agricultural, living history 1860s working farm
Osakis Area Heritage Center Osakis Vikingland Local history information - under Attractions
Otter Tail County Historical Museum Fergus Falls Vikingland Local history website, exhibits include dioramas and period rooms featuring area natural history, Native Americans, European settlement, agriculture and farm life, and a recreation of a 1910s Main Street
Owatonna Arts Center Owatonna Southeast Minnesota Art website
Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.JPG St. Louis Park Minneapolis–Saint Paul Technology Vintage radio and television equipment
Paynesville Area Historical Museum Paynesville Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Paynesville Area Historical Society
Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village Thief River Falls Red River Valley Open air website, operated by the Pennington County Historical Society, replica early 20th century village including a museum, two railroad depots, one-room schoolhouse, church, log houses, general store, two-story Victorian house, blacksmith shop and barber shop
Peterson Station Museum PetersonStation.jpg Peterson Southeast Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and research material in an 1877 railway station.[100]
Phelps Mill Phelps Mill.jpg Underwood Vikingland Industry Turn-of-the-20th-century flour mill is open for seasonal self-guided tours
Pickwick Mill PickwickMill.JPG Pickwick Southeast Minnesota Industry 150 year old working model of a commercial gristmill
Pine Island Area History Center Pine Island Southeast Minnesota Local history website
Pipestone County Museum Pipestone Commercial HD 3.jpg Pipestone Southwest Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Pipestone County Historical Society
Pipestone National Monument Pipestone National Monument PIPE2130.jpg Pipestone Southwest Minnesota Native American Pipestone quarry and exhibits
Plainview Area History Center Plainview Southeast Minnesota Local history website
Polaris Experience Center Roseau Northern Minnesota Industry website, history of Polaris Industries, manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATVs, motorbikes and other vehicles
Polish Cultural Institute and Museum PolishMuseumWinonaMN.jpg Winona Southeast Minnesota Ethnic Polish immigrant life in Winona and the surrounding areas
Polk County Museum Crookston Red River Valley Open air website, operated by the Polk County Historical Society, includes museum with period room displays, household items, general store, doctor’s office, barbershop, communications center (telephone and switchboard center), an 1870 log house, two room prairie house, blacksmith shop, a one room school house and a church
Pope County Museum & History Center Pope County Historical Museum.jpg Glenwood Vikingland Local history website, information, operated by the Pope County Historical Society
Prairie Village Ada Red River Valley Open air website, operated by the Norman County Minnesota Historical Society, includes pioneer houses, churches, depot, and machinery exhibit building
Purcell-Cutts House Purcell and Elmslie Purcell-Cutts House MIA 9092.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house 1913 Prairie School style house, operated by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, located in the North Lobby of the Landmark Center
Red River History Museum Shelly Red River Valley Local history information, includes 3 working looms, exhibits on local doctors, schools, military uniforms and old toys
Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum Crookston Red River Valley Agriculture website, sugarbeet and agriculture related equipment and memorabilia
Red Wing Marine Museum Red Wing Waterworks.jpg Red Wing Southeast Minnesota Industry A collection of boat motors manufactured by a notable local company in operation 1902–1979, plus rotating exhibits on boat and river history, housed in an 1884 waterworks.[101]
Red Wing Pottery Museum Red Wing Southeast Minnesota Pottery website, creation and examples of Red Wing Pottery, operated by the Red Wing Collectors Society
Redwood County Museum Redwood County Poor Farm.jpg Redwood Falls Minnesota River Valley Local history Operated by the Redwood County Historical Society, includes period rooms, artifacts of local history and culture
R. D. Hubbard House 2009-0805-MN-Mankato-HubbardHouse.jpg Mankato Minnesota River Valley Historic house Victorian period house, operated by the Blue Earth County Historical Society
Renville County Historical Museum Morton Minnesota River Valley Local history website
Rice County Museum of History Faribault Southeast Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Rice County Historical Society
Richfield History Center RichfieldhHistoryCenter sign.JPG Richfield Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Richfield Historical Society
Rochester Art Center Rochester Southeast Minnesota Art website, changing exhibits
Roseau County Museum Roseau Northern Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Roseau County Historical Society,
Roseau Pioneer Farm and Village Roseau Northern Minnesota Open air website
Rourke Art Museum Rourke Art Museum.jpg Moorhead Red River Valley Art Works from around the world and many traditions
Runestone Museum Alexandria Vikingland Open air website, includes Kensington Runestone, pioneer period rooms, Minnesota natural history dioramas, early photos, Norse history, Native American exhibit, and restored Fort Alexandria with school and general store
St. Louis County Historical Society Museum Duluth Iron Range Local history website, part of the Duluth Depot
St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Saint Peter Minnesota River Valley Medical information, museum about former psychiatric treatment facility
Saint Benedict's Monastery 2009-0522-MN-SaintBens.jpg St. Joseph Central Minnesota Religious Includes the Haehn Museum with exhibits about the history of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict
Sauk Centre Area Historical Society Museum Sauk Centre Carnegie Library.jpg Sauk Centre Central Minnesota Local history Local artifacts and research material housed in a 1904 Carnegie library.[102]
Saum Schools Saum.jpg Saum Northern Minnesota School One-room log school (1903) and two-story frame schoolhouse (1912) built as on of Minnesota's first consolidated schools
Schech Mill SchechsMill.jpg Caledonia Southeast Minnesota Industry Late-19th-century working watermill
Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments.JPG Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Music Located in the Landmark Center, historic music instruments, letters and other documents of music history
Schwanke's Car, Tractor and Truck Museum Willmar West Central Minnesota Transportation website, private collection of tractors, cars, trucks, gas engines, gas pumps, signs and more
Science Museum of Minnesota ScienceMuseumOfMinnesota.jpg Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Science
Settler's Square Museum Warren Northern Minnesota Open air website, information, operated by the Marshall County Historical Society, depicts an 1880s street with store fronts, antique farm machinery and the UFO Sheriff’s car of Marshall County
Sherburne History Center Becker Central Minnesota Local history website
Sibley County Historical Society Museum Poehler House 1.JPG Henderson West Central Minnesota Local history website, located in the 1880s August F. Poehler House
Sibley House Historic Site Sibley House complex.JPG Mendota Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house American Fur Company trading post, homes of Henry Hastings Sibley and Jean-Baptiste Faribault, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home.jpg Sauk Centre Central Minnesota Biographical Boyhood home and museum about author Sinclair Lewis
Sinclair Lewis Museum Sinclair Lewis Museum.JPG Sauk Centre Central Minnesota Biographical Displays and artifacts pertaining to author Sinclair Lewis, including his writing desk. Located in the Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center.[103]
Sleepy Eye Area Depot Museum Sleepy Eye Minnesota River Valley Local history website
Soo Line Depot Museum Crosby Soo Line Depot 1.jpg Crosby Iron Range Local history Local history and railroads
Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Somali and East African heritage
Soudan Underground Mine State Park MINOS Project in Soudan Mine.jpg Breitung Township Iron Range Mining Tours of Minnesota's oldest, deepest and richest iron mine
SMSU Art Museum Marshall Southwest Minnesota Art Part of Southwest Minnesota State University, two galleries and displays around campus
SMSU Natural History Museum Marshall Southwest Minnesota Natural history Part of Southwest Minnesota State University, plants and animals of southwest Minnesota
Soderlund Pharmacy Museum Saint Peter Minnesota River Valley Medical website, located at Soderlund Village Drug, historic medicines, globes, apothecary bottles, antique pharmacy and medical instruments and an authentic soda fountain
Spam Museum SpamMuseumAustinMN2006-05-20.JPG Austin Southeast Minnesota Food All about Spam
Sperry House Willmar West Central Minnesota Historic house website, operated by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 1893 house decorated with turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings
Spicer's Classic Car Museum Chisholm Iron Range Transportation website
Spirit of Peace Indian Museum Pipestone Southwest Minnesota Native American website, local Native American history
Split Rock Lighthouse Split Rock Lighthouse - Lake Superior MN.jpg Two Harbors Arrowhead Maritime Includes the original tower and lens, the fog signal building, the oil house, and the three keepers' houses
Spring Valley Methodist Church Museum Spring Valley Methodist Episcopal Church.jpg Spring Valley Southeast Minnesota Local history website, housed in former church attended by the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder, local history exhibits, operated by the Spring Valley Community Historical Society
Stans Museum Shakopee Minneapolis–Saint Paul Local history website, operated by the Scott County Historical Society, history of Scott County and entrepreneur Maurice Stans
Staples Historical Society Museum Staples Central Minnesota Local history information, period displays
Stearns History Museum Stearns History Museum.jpg St. Cloud Central Minnesota Local history Two-story museum of Stearns County history, established in 1982 within a 100-acre (40 ha) park.[104]
Stevens County Historical Society & Museum Morris Vikingland Local history website
Stone House Museum Marine on St. Croix East Central Minnesota Local history website, information, housed in a former jail
Story Lady Doll & Toy Museum Albert Lea Southern Minnesota Toy website
Swensson Farm Museum Montevideo Minnesota River Valley Agriculture information
Swift County History Museum Benson West Central Minnesota Local history website
Terrace Mill 2013-0408-TerraceMill.jpg Sedan Vikingland Open air website, includes 1903 flour mill, 1870s log cabin, cottage with Scandinavian furnishings and folk art, located in the Terrace Mill Historic District
Third Floor Gallery Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art website, part of Metropolitan State University
Todd County Historical Society Museum Long Prairie Central Minnesota Local history Education and research center on Todd County history.[105]
Tower Train Museum Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Passenger Station.jpg Tower Iron Range Railroad Includes 1910 Duluth and Iron Range Railway class K-1 2-8-0 (number 1218) steam locomotive
Traverse County Historical Museum Wheaton Depot.jpg Wheaton Western Minnesota Local history information, information, includes replications of a meat market, a dentist’s office, home living quarters and a general store
Treaty Site History Center Saint Peter Minnesota River Valley Local history website, operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society, includes exhibits about the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux
Tweed Museum of Art Duluth Iron Range Art Part of University of Minnesota Duluth, strengths in American landscape painting
Twin City Model Railroad Museum Saint Paul Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad website, located in Bandana Square
Twin Valley Heritage & Art Center Twin Valley Red River Valley Local history website, local history, rotating art gallery and information center
Two Harbors Light Station Two Harbors Light Minnesota.jpg Two Harbors
47°0′50.5″N 91°39′50″W / 47.014028°N 91.66389°W / 47.014028; -91.66389 (Two Harbors Light Station)
Arrowhead Maritime Minnesota's oldest operating lighthouse, completed in 1892. Managed by the Lake County Historical Society, offering tours, exhibits, and bed & breakfast accommodations.[106]
United States Hockey Hall of Fame United States Hockey Hall of Fame.jpg Eveleth Iron Range Sports
Vasa Museum VasaHistoricDistrict.JPG Vasa Southeast Minnesota Local history information, early Swedish heritage
Verndale Museum Verndale Central Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Verndale Historical Society
Village of Yesteryear Dist14School.jpg Owatonna Southeast Minnesota Open air website, operated by the Steele County Historical Society, turn-of-the-20th-century village includes two log cabins, railroad station and a caboose, general store/post office, fire station, farm machinery building, blacksmith shop, country school, 1868 Dunnell mansion, and 1891 St. Wenceslaus of Moravia Church
Virginia Area Historical Society Museum Virginia Iron Range Local history website, includes exhibits on the logging era, Virginia's two major fires, and the trolley line
Voyageurs National Park VOYA P7120401 Kab VC.jpg International Falls Northern Minnesota Local history Museum in visitor center at Rainy Lake Visitor Center, interpretive exhibits at Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center
Wabasha County Historical Society Museum Reads Landing School.jpg Reads Landing Southeast Minnesota Local history brochure
Wadena County Historical Society Museum Wadena Central Minnesota Local history website
Walker Art Center Walker-Minneapolis-20060617.jpg Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul Art Contemporary art museum with adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Wanda Gág House GagHouse.JPG New Ulm Minnesota River Valley Biographical Home of artist Anton Gág and children's author Wanda Gág
Warden's House Museum Warden's House 3.JPG Stillwater Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic house Turn-of-the-20th-century home used by 13 prison wardens from 1853 to 1914, operated by the Washington County Historical Society
Warroad Heritage Center Warroad Northern Minnesota Local history information, exhibits include fishing, industry, ranching, boating, Native Americans, and transportation
Waseca County Historical Society Museum Waseca Southern Minnesota Local history website
Washburn-Zittleman House Museum Spring Valley Southeast Minnesota Local history website, includes turn of the 20th century furnishing, quilts, toys, period kitchen, agriculture machinery, operated by the Spring Valley Community Historical Society
Washington County Courthouse Stillwater Courthouse.jpg Stillwater Minneapolis–Saint Paul Historic site Tours by appointment or self-guided
Watkins Museum & Store Winona Southeast Minnesota History website, history and memorabilia from J.R. Watkins Apothecary
Watonwan County Historical Center Madelia Southern Minnesota Local history website
Wayzata Depot Wayzata Depot 7.jpg Wayzata Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad Operated by the Wayzata Historical Society
Wells Fargo History Museum Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul History website, exhibits include an 1863 Concord Stagecoach, a recreated 1900 Town Bank, gold nuggets, coins and paper currency
Westbrook Heritage House Museum Westbrook Depot.jpg Westbrook Southwest Minnesota Local history Restored 1900 depot with local history exhibits and a log cabin from the late 19th century.[107]
West Riverside Museum West Riverside School 2.JPG Cambridge East Central Minnesota Open air website, operated by the Isanti County Historical Society, includes restored 20th century schoolhouse, 1859 Edblad Pioneer Log Home
Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association Pioneer Museum Long Lake Minneapolis–Saint Paul History website, features period rooms, including the Victorian room, general store, textile room ann music room
Wheels Across the Prairie Museum Wheels Across the Prairie Museum.jpg Tracy Southwest Minnesota Open air website, includes car barn, post office, schoolhouse, train depot, chapel, church, blacksmith shop and pioneer exhibits
White Bear Lake Depot Museum White Bear Lake Minneapolis–Saint Paul Railroad website, operated by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Wilkin Country Historical Museum Breckenridge Western Minnesota Local history information, operated by the Wilkin County Historical Society
William A Irvin Floating Ship Museum William Irvin 2.jpg Duluth Iron Range Maritime Located in Canal Park, lake freighter museum ship
Winnebago Area Museum Winnebago Southern Minnesota Local history website, houses one of the largest privately held Native American artifacts collections in the state
Winona County History Museum Winona Southeast Minnesota Local history website, operated by the Winona County Historical Society, located in a former National Guard Armory
Wm. S. Marvin Training and Visitor Center Warroad Northern Minnesota Industry website, information, history and manufacture of Marvin Windows and Doors
The Works Bloomington Minneapolis–Saint Paul Science Technology, engineering and hands-on science
Wright County Historical Society and Heritage Center Humphreycar.jpg Buffalo
45°12′19″N 93°51′48″W / 45.20528°N 93.86333°W / 45.20528; -93.86333 (Wright County Heritage Center)
West Central Minnesota Local history website
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society and Museum Granite Falls Minnesota River Valley Local history information
Zumbrota Area Historical Society and Museum Zumbrota Southeast Minnesota Local history website

Defunct museums[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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