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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...

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 for Everyone!

The group consisted of myself my wife our teenaged niece and my grandma. We all throughly enjoyed the tour and the history of the area. The information was easy to understand for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The group consisted of myself my wife our teenaged niece and my grandma. We all throughly enjoyed the tour and the history of the area. The information was easy to understand for everyone and it was very engaging! The view from the top was a big highlight for everyone. My grandma spent most of her adult life in the metro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating place to see and tour. We did the one hour guided tour and it was well worth it. I've been going to the Twin Cities for years and never knew why Minneapolis is the metropolis it is. It's the waterpower before the dawn of electricity and the proximity to wheat producing farmland. So I'm a slow learner. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing how the museum was able to make a mundane subject like flour into an interesting, informative experience. The history, tastings, short movie, freight elevator ride, and gorgeous views of the city and Mississippi river on the top floor (we went on a stormy night and saw a wonderful lightening show) kept us continuously occupied. I was concerned... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a short time and would like to learn about the history of Minneapolis, you should visit the the Mill City Museum. A few hours spent here will be very enjoyable and you will learn about the flour mills and their location along the river. There is a coffee shop and a nice gift store.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the elevator ride, look around as long as you like, then, if the weather clears up, walk down to the river or over the stone arch bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dad lives in the area and this is one of the few places I hadn't been too yet in the twin cities. I wasn't expecting too much but there's quite a bit here including interactive activities for those with children. There's exhibits on the bottom floor and then you board the elevator to the top. There are several levels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mill City Museum is both an interesting and fun place to visit. It's interesting because it is evidence of past industry and jobs that made America great. It's fun because most of the ruins are open for exploration -- by stairs and by an interactive elevator ride. And you can learn the history of a product that is still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a history buff, married to a history buff. We really enjoyed our time here. We tested a bread sample, and discussed how flour is milled. Our guide for the elevator tour was excellent. There was a live interpretation of history by a local historian/actor, which was excellent. I would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really came here because of the attractiveness of seeing the "restored ruins" of an old flour mill. Was pleasantly surprised at what we found. First, I think the Flour Tower exhibit is one of the most creative museum exhibits I've seen. What a great way to use the space and present the overview of the mill and its operations. And... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mill city Museum is by the river in Minneapolis and on the site of a former flour mill. Its a great museum for kids as they get to see the history of flour production in the twin cities and they have a great play area on the main floor of the museum. They even have a kitchen where freshly... More 

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