Highest-rated specialty museums in Minnesota, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Minnesota, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Minnesota on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#25. Crosslake Historic Village

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Address: 35404 County Road 3, Crosslake, MN 56442-3105
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#24. Otter Tail County Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Address: 1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1093
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#23. Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Address: 3517 Raleigh Ave, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2625
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#22. Bronko Nagurski Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Address: 214 6th Ave, International Falls, MN 56649-2336
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#21. Fagen Fighters WWII Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Address: 2450 540th St Site I, Granite Falls, MN 56241-3636
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#20. Great Lakes Aquarium

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (588 reviews)
- Address: 353 Harbor Dr I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
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#19. Hinckley Fire Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Address: 106 Old Highway 61 N, Hinckley, MN 55037-8354
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#18. Northwest Airlines History Centre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Address: 8101 34th Ave S Ste 100, Bloomington, MN 55425-1606
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#17. Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,250 reviews)
- Address: 3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55804-2010
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#16. Grand Portage National Monument

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (323 reviews)
- Address: 170 Mile Creek Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605-3012
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#15. Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (663 reviews)
- Address: 600 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
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#14. State School Orphanage Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Address: 540 W Hills Cir, Owatonna, MN 55060-4701
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#13. Foshay Tower

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (276 reviews)
- Address: 821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
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#12. Spam Museum and Visitor Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (656 reviews)
- Address: 101 3rd Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3442
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#11. Wings of the North Air Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Address: 10100 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55347-4016
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#10. Schell's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (368 reviews)
- Address: 1860 Schells Rd, New Ulm, MN 56073-3834
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#9. Runestone Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (188 reviews)
- Address: 206 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308-1417
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#8. Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (165 reviews)
- Address: 330 8th St, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1114
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#7. American Swedish Institute

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (494 reviews)
- Address: 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
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#6. International Wolf Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (674 reviews)
- Address: 1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
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#5. North American Bear Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (670 reviews)
- Address: 1926 Highway 169, Ely, MN 55731-8130
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#4. Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Address: 315 Main St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2322
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#3. Paisley Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (634 reviews)
- Address: 7801 Audubon Rd, Chanhassen, MN 55317-8205
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#2. Mill City Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,543 reviews)
- Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
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#1. Science Museum of Minnesota

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,112 reviews)
- Address: 120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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