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Mill City Museum

704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown)
612-341-7555
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Ranked #8 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Located within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, this museum chronicles the flour milling industry through multi-sensory and interactive exhibits and... more » Owner description: Located within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, this museum chronicles the flour milling industry through multi-sensory and interactive exhibits and games. « less
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went with our 5 and 4 year old, and we had a blast! We were pleasantly surprised when my husband, a teacher, got in free. The flour tower was really cool!!

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Learned about milling industry that dominated this area from late 1800's to WWI, an industry we knew nothing about. An 8-story elevator show had original equipment with recorded testimonials by former employees, so very insightful. 300+ grade schoolers were in the museum at the same time we were, so we couldn't get near the hands-on water and baking labs. But... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Interesting place to visit. Historical artifacts & background for this place in a setting which had interactive displays & even a cooking lab.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The museum was fun for me. This is a review from an 8-year-old's view. The Flour Tower was very fun. Must do when you go. You get in a big elevator and you go to different floors and hear the voices of the people that worked there. The movie was very funny. It was very fun.

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Cary, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For the out of town visitor, this museum is a good place to learn about the city. Being in the ruins of an abandoned and destroyed mill were cool! It also gave a great vantage point of the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place!! Movie was great! Displays were nostalgic and the elevator and viewing deck were a very nice experience! Wonderful tribute to people who built this country! Definitely worth a visit!

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College Station, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It was fun to go downtown to see the stonebridge and the Mill area. Loved the 19 minute movie about Minneapolis that is a part of the museum and also enjoyed riding in the grain elevator and the accompanying info that went with the ride. Other than that, the museum doesn't offer too much, so it doesn't take that long... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The tour is in a riding elevator and very interesting. There is also a museum you can tour and hands on exhibits. There is a taste testing bakery also. Great for all ages.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The museum is really interesting, it nicely showcases local history. There are lots of activities for kids, including sampling some goodies in the baking lab. The flour tower tour is the best part of the visit. The tour is really well done and the staff are very knowledgable (there are lots of loud noises which could be scary for children,... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I didn't know what to expect in this museum, but I was quite impressed! The setting inside an old mill creates for a unique environment and great views over the Mississippi River. The elevator ride is a great touch, there are bread samples in the kitchen, and you get to learn about how to mill was crucial to the city's... More

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