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Foshay Tower

821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
+1 651-296-6126
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Weekend visit to the Twin Cities - nice place to spend a hour or two

My wife and I visited the Foshay Tower, nice downtown views from the observation deck, parking was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wcrs23
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Thompsons Station
Great view from the Foshay

Visiting the Foshay is a nice adventure right downtown Minni . Take the elevator to the observation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gwgaryw170
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Kenora, Canada
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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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  • Poor3%
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“w hotel” (30 reviews)
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821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
Downtown
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+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Foshay Tower, nice downtown views from the observation deck, parking was easy right next to the building on Saturday, make sure to take some pics on the selfie markers on the observation deck. Nice place to visit and see...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Foshay is a nice adventure right downtown Minni . Take the elevator to the observation level . The view is great . Learn about the history of the Foshay and lots about the city . The W hotel is part of the Foshay...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The Foshay Building is a landmark for Minneapolis. The traditional facade holds its own amidst the more modern architecture. While the views are stunning, the story of its namesake might be the most dramatic. For a nominal fee, you can ride the elevator to the...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty tower because it is old and is been around a long time and it looks cooler than anything else in the skyline

Thank Alzor S
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Looking at this building from the outside, you never realize the history behind it. Well worth the self guided tour to learn. The view from the observation, even in the winter is fantastic.

2  Thank Ziggys_Mfld
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

My family (husband, 5-year-old son, 10-year-old daughter and I) thoroughly enjoyed our outing to the Foshay Tower. After paying a small fee we entered the Hollywood glam elevators in the lobby of the W Hotel and rode to the museum level. We enjoyed reading the...More

1  Thank Nicole W
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The lobby of the hotel is beautiful. At the top of tower is a museum with the history of Foshay (really interesting)and a walk outside where you can circle around the tower and see for miles. You can see as far as St Paul

Thank laurie p
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The now Hotel W is a fantastic European style rooms with rich history. The details to art deco decor with beautiful marble and well preserved. Read about the history of the builder and the ultimate demise of Mr. Foshay who lost his fortune in the...More

Thank stephen s
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Well worth the $10 to ride the elevator to the 30th floor. The history of the building was very interesting and the historical displays were well laid out. Climbing the stairs to the 32nd floor observation deck is the real attraction. The views of downtown...More

2  Thank RTWMD
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Buy tickets at reception desk of hotel; go up and explore museum and views of Minneapolis. Nice to go when it's not extremely cold, but there's only so much time you can spend up there anyway.

Thank Anna S
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i-get-around-town
10 October 2017|
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Response from kopolovsky | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public. We paid $10 a person to go up. I believe that hotel guests go up for free.
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