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Address: 821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
Phone Number:
+1 651-296-6126

After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open seven...

After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open seven days a week from 12:00pm-9:00pm. Weather permitting, both will be open year round.

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Foshay Tower

I love that it's in the style of the Washington Monument! Great view, gorgeous building. I was able to capture some really cool pics of downtown from the observation deck.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love that it's in the style of the Washington Monument! Great view, gorgeous building. I was able to capture some really cool pics of downtown from the observation deck.

Thank Barbie A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Come here for Happy Hour and check out the Roaring 20s-themed cocktail bar. The atmosphere is very cozy and they serve very creative, delicious drinks starting at 5 PM. The interior is gorgeous - velvety, purple, and has fantastic views of the city! It does not get super crowded during the weekday, so you can pretend you are a rich... More 

Thank Miranda B
Minneapolis, MN.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

In our big new city, not many have this history of this building. Check out the elevator doors, chill out in the W hotel living room or go to Prohibition and chill. And it you're looking for an interesting date night, go to the observatory and read the increadible histroy of Mr. Foshay and step into the night sky.

Thank AugustWinters
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

First of all... Don't go here on a cold or windy day, save this for a beautiful summer day and it will be a lot more enjoyable! You get to walk through a bit of historic information before going outside, it's very interesting so take your time walking the room and reading about the tower and the people that built... More 

Thank at_thetravellingbugs
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

never knew such history. beautiful hotel and sight seeing place. great bar and staff. they museum part needs to be a bit more quiet for the serious ppl that want to listen to their videos...

Thank shyanne63
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I hadn't been to the Foshay Tower since I was a little boy with my parents. At the time it was the tallest building in Minneapolis. It was amazing to look around from the observation deck and see all the taller buildings. The Foshay is a step back in time. It's meticulously maintained and well worth stopping in. We had... More 

Thank Just4fun57
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Foshay Tower was well known by the flat-landers of Minnesota and the Dakotas. My spouse's visit as a a child was a highlight of her first visit to Minneapolis. On this semi private (no crowd) visit I enjoyed learning about Foshay's rise and fall and climbing to the observation level for a view. the tower, formerly the tallest in... More 

Thank Robert B
Billings, Montana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Drove there today for a trip up to the observation deck. After coming in off the street walk straight back to the desks set up at the end of the hallway near the elevators to get your tickets. We asked for two tickets and were informed that that elevator was out of commission. I asked when it would be running... More 

Thank MontanaSuz
Austin, Texas
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219 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Funky lobby - antique elevators - small museum at the top and great view over the city. Worth the effort

Thank den979
South Dakota
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189 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Purchase your tickets at the front desk. Even though the observation deck is "only" 32 stories off the ground, the views are fantastic. Some negatives: 1. The deck is narrow and it was a tad challenging squeezing past other guests. 2. The concrete wall was too high for my tall 9 y.o. to see over. She was only able to... More 

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