History That Wows

Then Now Wow, the newest—and largest ever—exhibit at the Minnesota History Center, presents all of the “wow” moments from Minnesota’s past and present. While the exhibit was designed with children in mind, visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about the distinctively different areas of the state. Head to the prairies and step inside a replica of a Dakota tipi, visit a pioneer family at their sod house or hop on a Soo Line box car and listen to the music of Charlie Parr. After you’ve experienced life in the prairies, make your way to the forests and visit an underground iron mine or learn about Minnesota’s history in the logging and fur industries. Once you hit the cities, you’ll hear stories of immigration and have the chance to ride in a Twin Cities street car, seeing and hearing stories of different places and eras as they pass. With so much to discover, you’re sure to leave in awe of the people who made their homes here and all of moments that shaped this state.

Continuing. 345 Kellogg Boulevard W., St. Paul, 651-259-3000, www.minnesotahistorycenter.org