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Minnesota is filled to the brim with exciting, hidden-gem museums across the entire state. From renowned Twin Cities institutions to lesser-known cultural hubs, these 5 must-visit museums should be at the top of your list to explore this month and beyond.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art boasts a world-class collection ranging from ancient sculpture to contemporary photography. The institute is ranked among the top comprehensive U.S. art museums and offers free admission always.

Glensheen Mansion

Duluth‘s Glensheen Mansion offers a rare and intact view into the early 20th century life of one of Minnesota’s wealthiest and most influential families. Guests can explore the estate’s 12+ acres of gardens, trails and a boathouse with views of Lake Superior.

SPAM Museum

The SPAM Museum in Austin celebrates the unique canned meat product that has become an iconic food throughout the world. The museum tells the interesting story of the Minnesota-made brand through live and virtual tours, exclusive recipes, and more.

Somali Museum of Minnesota

The Somali Museum of Minnesota is home to 700+ works and offers educational programs not available anywhere else. This Minneapolis museum provides guests an unrivaled opportunity to learn about Somali traditional culture.

Tweed Museum of Art

With a permanent collection of 10,000+ objects representing a wide range of cultures and periods of art history, the Tweed Museum of Art is a major cultural and education resource for the North and the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

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