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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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Located within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, this museum chronicles the...

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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Mill City Museum

Very Historical, great tours nice to know abut the fire and the history of the building being a local

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very Historical, great tours nice to know abut the fire and the history of the building being a local

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We started our MN Historical Society membership with this museum, and it was fantastic. We happened to attend on a day with extra activities and booths for the kids to visit which made it even better! The kids, aged 3-10, were particularly enamored with the view from the top of the museum and the very knowledgeable storytelling from the staff... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a story to tell. We came upon it through the back entrance so we got the see the exposed exterior walls which face the river. The interior includes the museum on multiple floors with exhibits that tell the story of the mill and its importance to this city. The expansive first floor includes a gift shop and... More 

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Thank DrVa210
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed visiting Mill City Museum. It is a very old mill that once operated in the Twin Cities. Very interesting history and much to learn about how to make flour. The refurbishing of part of the place is beautiful and there is much to see and do! If you haven't been there -- go and enjoy a step back... More 

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Thank Dianne M
Minneapolis, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mill City Museum is a great place to learn about the milling history of Minnesota. In the summers, there is the Mill City Nights with live music and food. In late summer and fall, the Farmer's Market takes place there and you find all sorts of great produce and treats to bring home.

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Thank Stephen K
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn about, and experience, the history of Minneapolis and the role flour milling played in making this city world famous.

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Thank HowdyDoody4
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was well organized and had enough information to give the newcomer a great introduction to the history of the city. You could easily spend much of your day reading the exhibits. The view of the river was a plus. Enjoying the baked goods was a real surprise!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really can't pinpoint it, but this museum is really just kind of ho-hum for me. My kids like it, but of the museums in the Twin Cities, it's probably my least favorite. Still a good rainy day or winter activity if you're looking for something to do. We usually have a MN Historical Soc. membership and this is included... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another frigid day in Minneapolis brought us to this fascinating museum. The Museum is actually built inside the ruins of the Washburn A Mill that closed in 1965 and was destroyed in a fire in 1991. The museum was built on the section of the mill that was separated by a firewall. There are a number of exhibits on the... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone who lives in Minnesota should go through the Mill City Museum - it is especially good for kids. It is highly interactive and a great way to spend the greater part of a day.

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