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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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Highlight of my Minneapolis trip!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We love this museum. There are not too many museums that are focused on flour milling, so it's unique. It offers a lot of history about the early days is Minneapolis. It's also very interesting to learn about the mill that the museum is housed in, and why it stopped being used as a mill. I won't spoil the surprise,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Loved this from beginning to end. Very creative displays. Won't spoil your first trip but the Flour Tower Tour....marvelous way to travel:) They, also, have a cafe....a marvelous cafe. Talk about fresh and tasty....talk about portion value....you "will like."

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This museum reflects past prosperity of flour industry in the state of minnesota, there is a perfect way to communicate the information to visitor without boredom. After tiring with the walk,you can stop by at the museum shop or have a grab for something to bite from cookies made here for hundred years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a small gem of a museum. A disused flour mill has been creatively redesigned as a museum that presents the history of one industry and also Minneapolis history. In the Flour Tower a freight elevator has been turned into a traveling theater that shows the old milling equipment and the lives of the workers. There is a great... More 

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