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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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Wonderful place for kids and adults!

This unique museum has great interpretive signage, knowledgeable staff and unique approach to explaining the flour mill history. Great views from the top, and lots of hands-on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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new jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This unique museum has great interpretive signage, knowledgeable staff and unique approach to explaining the flour mill history. Great views from the top, and lots of hands-on programs for kids and school groups. Eating areas and gift shop complete the amazing treasure.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

when I told my husband that I wanted to go here he said " ok Dear" then he was days telling me thank you because I forced him to go. it is very interesting everything historical , informational, and great views . also if you attend the cook time you will gain a couple pound with the Incredible bakes

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Museum has a good layout to showcase all the history of the milling industry in the early Minneapolis days. It has some fun suprises and you go thru the museum and great outsite views of the mississippi river and lock and dam.

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london england
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

As a European, it was lovely to come to such a well displayed exhibit displaying the history of Minneapolis. The half hourly video show of the City's history is particularly worth visiting, and I left with a good idea of what Minneapolis is about and the importance of flour, biscuits and logs to this out of the way community.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Mill City Museum is an excellent small museum. It details the importance of flour in the history of Minneapolis. We especially enjoyed the elevator ride to the top of the museum and the exhibit on the mill in Albany MN. If you have small children the interactive exhibits for kids are great. Definitely worth the time!!

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Two trips in last two weeks with relatives visiting from Massachusetts have been very rewarding. Each time I learned more about the origins of Minneapolis and was impressed by the Flour Tower tour and the short film “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat.” The hands-on exhibits and various displays are interesting and the view from the 9th floor observation deck of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The history of a commercial enterprise--even one as important to Minneapolis as the milling industry--can feel dull, and I can't pretend that this museum is thrilling. A water-play room is fun for bigger kids (7+)--as is the tower of flour. Most exhibits have a feeling of having been designed for school field trips. There is a test kitchen but no... More 

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Never been to Minneapolis, and had a few free hours. Walked to the Mill Museum from our downtown hotel- thank goodness for cellphone maps! Their were no road signs to the place, and the building front is unassuming- the big GOLD MEDAL sign on the top helped a little! Once in, we paid our fee ($11 for adults but discounts... More 

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Stewartville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

It's a museum inside of the shell of the old flour mill. Very interesting items to view and the flour tower was pretty neat. You ride the elevator while seeing short movies and hearing experiences from some of those who actually worked in the mill before it closed down. The tour ends with the observation deck with outstanding views of... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great learning experience about how flour shaped Minneapolis. The Flour Tower is an innovative concept that gives you a look into the history of flour making.

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