Museum sights in St Paul
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Downtown's turreted 1902 Landmark Center used to be the federal courthouse, where gangsters such as Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis were tried; plaques by the various rooms show who was brought to justice here. In addition to the city's visitor center, the building also contains a couple of small museums. On the 2nd floor the Schubert Club Museum has a brilliant collection of old pianos and harpsichords – some tickled by Mozart, Beethoven and the like – as well as old manuscripts and letters from famous composers. The club plays free chamber music concerts Thursdays at noon from October to April. A free wood-turning museum (it's a decorative form of woodworking) is also on the 2nd…
Has the usual hands-on kids' exhibits and Omnimax theater ($5 extra). Adults will be entertained by the wacky quackery of the 4th floor's 'questionable medical devices.'