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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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Description: 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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Great Industrial Heritage and Views of the River!!!

Spent the morning here and really enjoyed the variety of things to see and do. A film (about 20 minute) on Minneapolis by Kevin Klein that gives a brief history and overview of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Spent the morning here and really enjoyed the variety of things to see and do. A film (about 20 minute) on Minneapolis by Kevin Klein that gives a brief history and overview of the city and surrounding area. Funny and informative at the same time and enjoyed by all ages that were viewing with us. The Gold Metal Flour Mill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We did the Flour Tower tour which was very impressive, using multimedia combined with static displays of equipment--all viewed while going up and down in a huge service elevator. it really gave you the sense of scale and what life was like for the mill workers. Other parts of the museum will appeal to kids (and young-at-hearts) where you get... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First!, guests see an excellent film, "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes ". This is followed by a trip in an authentic grain elevator narrated by guides and audio tape of real folks who worked in the mill. A must- see- for anyone interested in the history of the city.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful site to see the river and take in the enegy of downtown Minneapolis. The museum itself is only done by tour and provided a very good understanding of the flour mill and how it worked. I especially enjoyed the voices you hear periodically from actual former employees sharing about their experiences. It would have been nice... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just so fun for a broad spectrum of ages! Pricy but worth it to learn about our milling history and how it grew Minneapolis!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Mill put on a wonderful little show using the freight elevator that quite simply was unexpected, interesting and fun. The narration was delivered by a very gracious lady.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great history of the beginnings of Minneapolis. Interesting exhibits. Too bad about the fire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

While I would say this museum is geared more towards children than adults, any visitor will come away with a pretty good understanding of Minneapolis' history and indeed its reason for existence. The highlight was the ride up and down the elevator shaft, with exhibits about the mill's history on the different floors, culminating with the balcony overlooking the river... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Experience how involved the manufacture of our staple, FLOUR, was and the huge number of people who made a living there. It is a good thing that OSHA was not around back then !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I visited because so many friends recommended this museum. I had intended to skip the movie and Flour Tower. So glad I didn't! The movie is excellent and funny! Who expected funny? The tower elevator ride is very well conceived and put together. I was really impressed. This museum really explains my visit! Don't miss it!

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Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone Number: 612-341-7555
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown

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