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Minnesota State Fair

1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
+1 651-288-4400
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Family Fun and People Watching. What could be better!

If you have not experienced the MN State Fair, it should be on your entry into Fall list. The Fair... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barbara S
Great time but parking is always a challenge!

We walked the fair grounds, enjoying the food and seeing the exhibits. We saw a few animal barns... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathryn L J
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes nearly 2 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of livestock, agriculture, horse, art, talent and creative activities competitions; 500 food items; 900 free...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
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+1 651-288-4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have not experienced the MN State Fair, it should be on your entry into Fall list. The Fair has something for everyone. Games, rides, animals, exhibits, seed art, food, 'People Watching', shopping, etc. My favorites are Tom Thumb Donuts (for sharing) and Papa...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the fair grounds, enjoying the food and seeing the exhibits. We saw a few animal barns ate some more fair food and then attended a concert! Our family enjoyed the Minnesota State Fair. It is the largest one in the state so I...More

Thank Cathryn L J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't been, you are missing out. Something for everyone. Cars, trucks, animals, crafts, experiences, and of course FOOD & beverages! Must do if you are in MN from the end of August to Labor day. 12 days of fun!

Thank Tschmidt690
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Since we have moved to Minnesota six years ago, we have visited the Fair every year and love our experiences- we love the food and trying out new food on every visit.

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I grew up in North Dakota, so when I moved to Minnesota I was skeptical about the “Great Minnesota Get Together.” When I finally went, I understood the hype! Lots of walking, lots of eating, and lots of fun. My favorites to eat are the...More

Thank Kimberly B
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It does not change very ofter except for a new food i don't try but still just a great tradition. The only other fair I would compare it to is the Eastern States Exposition where I found foods that came to the MN state fair...More

Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I love this place. Nothing like it. I have been to a lot of fairs. Nothing like it. Great times. Great entertainment. Great food. Go solo or bring the family, but try to make it a full day. You can spend the whole week and...More

1  Thank smileshard00
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

So yes, my title sounds crazy, but I really love the Minnesota State Fair. I've been going my entire life and have very fond memories of snacking on french fries and cheese curds with my Grandpa. Now as an adult, and a self proclaimed foodie,...More

1  Thank RedlineSi
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The Minnesota State Fair is an absolute “must” from late August until Labor Day. If possible, buy tickets in advance to save money on admission. Drive to one of several remote lots and take a free shuttle bus to the fair. The fair website allows...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The MSF has something for just about everybody except a jaded hipster. Exhibits, entertainment, food and people watching. It can get crowded and hot but there are always places you can go to get away from the throngs.

Thank Stephen C
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glovebox48067
24 May 2015|
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Response from SRG4007 | Reviewed this property |
You can get to University and Snelling on the light rail and then take a bus to the Snelling Avenue entrance of the Fairgrounds. During the Fair, the bus runs VERY often.
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Sara S
15 April 2015|
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Response from Darryl K | Reviewed this property |
we like to stay at a hotel in Roseville.
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