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Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

3515 Raleigh Ave, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2625
+1 612-926-8198
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The 50s are alive and well!

Having grown up on The Lone Ranger and Howdy Doody, the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting was a major... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
HowdyDoody4
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Radios, TVs, Recording and Broadcasting Equipment

My wife and I enjoyed this small museum. One large room packed full of items and photos of... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
SDeuker
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Anoka
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Radio broadcasting is the focus of this museum, which is filled with old equipment and memorabilia.
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3515 Raleigh Ave, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2625
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Having grown up on The Lone Ranger and Howdy Doody, the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting was a major trip down memory lane. Thanks to local broadcasters who donated equipment, the place is a living treasure of a bygone era. Today's kids can not only learn...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

My wife and I enjoyed this small museum. One large room packed full of items and photos of broadcasting history. Also a room full of items that are still being restored or are for sale. They have a telegraph machine like the one used on...More

Thank SDeuker
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

After you’ve done all the big, well-known museums, put this one on your list. We spent a couple of hours here with five children, ages 7 through 12, and they had a grand time creating a radio show, playing a Jeopardy-style quiz show game, and...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I agree with the other reviewers and would add that I hope that young people go and listen to the examples of the radios and tape decks so that they can hear what recorded sound used to sound like. We are dumbing down our ears...More

Thank Robin T
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Anyone interested in the history of radio and television will enjoy a visit to the Pavek Museum. It is unique in the US, holding one of the biggest collections of vintage radio and TV equipment anywhere. There is also a repair facility with vintage equipment...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

You'd never know from the outside the incredible sight that awaits inside. An unbelievable amount of radio memorabilia and equipment -- broadcast radio and ham, with some TV -- and the most dedicated staff I have seen in decades of visiting all sorts of museums....More

Thank Deejub
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

If the wonders of radio and television beckon, there is no better "sweet spot" than the Pavek Museum Of Broadcasting. The Pavek delivers you to the early days of our industry, from 78 rpm record changers, to several of the first audio and video recorders....More

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have visited twice and would go back again. A lot of vintage electronics to see. A great collection of old radios. Some historical stuff about twin cities broadcasting.

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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Before iPads, before tv, you had radio for home entertainment. This museum has a wonderful selection of old radios restored to look like the day they were bought. If you are feeling nostalgic it is a great way to spend an afternoon. Ham radio station...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

The Museum is a hidden gem that is easy to find when you know it's there. We were greeted by Max who chatted with us for a while then gave us a tour of the first room of the museum. He showed us how the...More

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