Just when I think I’ve learned about all the museums in our area, I discover another one. The Wells Fargo History Museum is located in Minneapolis. The best part about it, it’s free. It’s open M-F from 9-5, so it might take some planning to get to it if those are your work hours. It’s family friendly and includes some aspects geared towards kids. It’s self-guided but if you want to schedule a large group they do offer guided tours. You can find more specific information here on their website, about the location, special events and more. History is a great thing and fascinating to see how things have changed.
The museum is on the skyway level of the Wells Fargo Center at 6th Street South and Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. The Wells Fargo History Museum offers visitors hands-on family fun.
Step off the skyway and into a storied past. Examine an authentic stagecoach from 1863, see the glimmer of real gold nuggets and coins, send coded messages by telegraph, ride in a rocking stagecoach, sing along to the Weatherball jingle—and much more!
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Kristi is married with twin girls in high school. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.