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Mill City Museum

704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown)
612-341-7555
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Ranked #9 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Madison
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The exhibits are very educational, the reproduced rooms and rides to throughout the mill were authentic and entertaining. The food in the restaurant was very good, well worth the cost. Many weddings are held in the courtyard, there is an elevator ride to the top of the mill with a terrific view of the city.

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Minneapolis
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12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was a wonderful change for a wedding reception from a boring conference room in a hotel or even a country club. The food was excellent and it was so interesting to be able to wander the museum during the reception. The views on the north side of the building overlooking the river were great also. I would recommend this... More

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I am so glad that I found out about the Mill City Museum! I love exposed brick, so I thought that the whole Mill Quarter was beautiful. The history of the flour mills was really interesting, and all of the staff members were incredibly knowledgeable and nice. I just wish that it wasn't winter when I went so that I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have been interested in visiting the museum for quite some time. The entire facility is interactive, you can touch look and ask questions (have a water feature that is interactive). There is both an elevator ride that tells the story of the mill and a movie discussing the history of Minneapolis, both were interesting and entertaining. The movie narrator... More

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Denver, Colorado
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43 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Arrived about 3:45pm and found ourselves scheduled for the 4pm elevator to the top. A bit rushed and would have liked to have spent more time in the "hands on" exhibit in the lower floor. The elevator ride was interesting in that you sit and the ride is narrated and stops to view exhibits viewable from your seat. Once at... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went to the Mill City Museum not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. The Flower Tower elevator shaft was very well done and interesting. Can't beat the view from the observation deck either. Museum had nice displays and an area for kids to try things out. Overall a good experience.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Recently stayed in Minneapolis and visited this museum and was pleasantly surprised. I parked across the street and paid for parking in the parking garage. There is a lot of new living space in this area and a new theater as well. The history of this flour mill is really neat. Take the short tour of the mill tower tour... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Really cool museum made out of the ruins of an old flour mill destroyed in a fire. The exhibits are very well done. There are great views of the river front.

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Sydney, Australia
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250 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great museum, with exhibits on a variety of subjects. Go on the Flour Tower tour and make sure you watch the fabulous "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat" movie. So much to do, you'll easily spend a couple of hours. The gift shop is excellent.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I went here for a field trip and had a blast looking at all the sites and the best part was everything inside the museum is free and outside in the ruins is very spooky

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