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Mill City Museum

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Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone Number: 612-341-7555
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Description: Located within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, this museum chronicles...
Located within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, this museum chronicles the flour milling industry through multi-sensory and interactive exhibits and games.
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Fun way to learn some history about Minnesota with an added view!

What a fun museum. We learned the history of the old Gold Metal Flour Mill. The elevator was a great feature with the story of the Mill being told as you rode up and down. The top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a fun museum. We learned the history of the old Gold Metal Flour Mill. The elevator was a great feature with the story of the Mill being told as you rode up and down. The top of the Mill was an added bonus with great views of the city including St. Anthony Falls. After the ride and view we... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Mill City Museum is a must see attraction on the economy and history of Minneapolis. The tour, videos and displays tell of the history of the milling industry in Minneapolis which was the largest in the country. The Tower tour is entertaining and informative. Displays are educational and many are interactive so it has something for visitors of all ages.... More 

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Arlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A small but interesting museum that gives the history of Minneapolis and the milling industry. The tour guides are excellent great for both kids and adults. If you are touring the city, this is a great activity

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Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So interesting! I dragged my college boy and husband here in order to get a sense of the local history and we were all pleasantly surprised. Engaging, well-put together tour. Just a cool experience. They also rent this location for events and weddings. Really neat looking space!

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good history of city milling. Use of old building and new musket done extremely well. "Elevator " tour somewhat hokey but still worth doing. (Kids will appreciate it.more than adults. ) several walking tours available but they fill up quickly on weekends so make reservations in advance if you can. (Next to Guthrie Theatre - take a tour there too... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent exhibits, knowledgeable docents, and a great view of the city from the observation deck. The Minneapolis in 19 minutesmovie and the Flour Tower multimedia show (an freight elevator ride combined with film and still photography) were both well conceived and nicely executed. Truly an interesting experience for me (a middle-aged history geek) as well as kids

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

WOW, I grew up in Minneapolis and came back to visit with the family from Virginia. The museum was the perfect place to learn the history of how it all started. The interactive displays was great for our 7 year old and kept his interest. The Flour Tower elevator tour was the best part with some awesome views of the... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We did the 'Disasters of the River' walk with Marty. Marty had great information on the history of the river. He had many enlarged newspaper photos so we could get great visualization of past buildings. We walked across the Stone Arch bridge and back, what fun!

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Helping us learn about how the bread we eat is begun from wheat and flour. Offers a good look a the history of Minneapolis too.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great tour through the facility. We loved riding the elevator to see the different levels and to watch the presentation. Very cool presentation concept. We also enjoyed walking through. Though there wasn't much to eat the day we went through, it was still a great day. Located in a wonderful part of town. Very cool from a photographic view as... More 

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