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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 115 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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Good museum, but we particularly liked the movie about the city's history. We learned a lot is a short period of time. It was not boring at all, even if you don't like history.

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Seattle, Washington
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263 reviews 263 reviews
95 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Start with the movie, Minneapolis in 19 minutes flat. Plus the ride up the elevator to the 9th floor was worthwhile although not as interesting since I found it a bit disjointed. But the view at the top is excellent overlooking St Anthony Falls, Stone Arch bridge and the might Mississippi.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I honestly didn't know much about the museum beforehand but we found it is a great place to learn about the history of Minneapolis and the important role mills had its early development. We went on a walking tour with a late 1800's period-dressed docent that was excellent. Be sure to take a ride in the Flour Tower!

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Eugene, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We had some extra time in Minneapolis and decided to visit the Mill City Museum of the Minnesota State Historical Society. I wasn't expecting too much. I had seen the outside when attending the Guthrie Theater next door but didn't know that the story of grain milling in Minneapolus could be so fascinating--and it was! Gold Medal flour, Pillsbury, Betty... More

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minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Interesting place to visit - gain an understanding of the history as well as the functioning of a flour mill, the inherent dangers and the accidents incurred. Allows the visitors to make a connection to something so common as the baking of bread in the home resting on the flour mills. The entertainment was fun, the photographic opportunities abounded, and... More

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Mexico, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had heard of this attraction but had never been! What a great afternoon we had learning about the past and the Mill industry. We really enjoyed the tower tour which was unique and well done. There is something for everyone. The restaurant was great too. Very friendly staff and generous portions. There were interesting displays and cool model illustrating... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Entertaining, informational, and well designed. I have lived in the area for 40 years and never knew the rich history of the mill industry. The movie ...mpls in 19 minutes... is excellent! Lots of interactive displays. Good for ages 6 and up.

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Lakebay, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

excellent ideas on display. be sure to take the elevate to the top. the tour is very educational and the view from the top is great.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I stayed in downtown Minneapolis, the Radisson Blu, and jogged here from the front door. The area is really pretty. They've done a fantastic job of incorporating the mill ruins with a modern urban landscape. I had no idea Minneapolis was such a cool little town. I loved it!!

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Rochester, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This may be a decent museum but you wouldn't hear it from me. They have an odd system of selling admission tickets on the third floor at the gift shop even if you arrive through the downstairs entrance. We arrived through the 1st floor entrance and told to take the elevator or stairs up to purchase our tickets. The woman... More

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