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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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Perfect visit for out of town guests

Great way to get fast understanding of history of Minneapolis. The tower provides wonderful view of Mississippi and Stone Arch Bridge. Be sure to see the movie at the end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great way to get fast understanding of history of Minneapolis. The tower provides wonderful view of Mississippi and Stone Arch Bridge. Be sure to see the movie at the end "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat".

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There's a lot of thought gone into this museum and a real feeling of ownership - the staff clearly love working there and you can see why. The film 'Minneapolis in 19 minutes' might sound like a long time, but it sped by, and did exactly what it said it would, in an entertaining way that got the balance of... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I came to Minneapolis for a conference and had researched museums ahead of time to get a flavor of the city. The Mill City Museum was a delight - well interpreted, extremely interesting and easy to navigate. As someone who works in a museum myself, I was especially impressed by the Flour Tower and Kevin Kling's marvelous Minnesota History in... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A great museum that makes learning local history fun. We loved the 19 minute flick about Minneapolis, the tower tour and the view. The exhibits were very engaging. My 14-year-old son actually enjoyed our visit almost as much as I did. I think he was bummed that only the school groups got to bake. Well done, Minnesota historians. It was... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

i have been at the Mill City Museum for Oktoberfest, but just took the tour of the museum for the first time just recently. I brought my husband along because he likes learning about history. The flour tour tour is a must-do experience at the museum. It is a quick part of the tour, and it ends on the 9th... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spent a couple of hours and learned so much about Minneapolis. The 19 minute movie is a must see as is the elevator ride tour. The view from the observation deck on top is lovely. We had a tasty sandwich in the café there. Definitely worth checking out.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This museum has been open for quite a long time. It has been on my "must see one day" list. I have no idea as to why I waited so long. Flour and flour mills are an important part of the history of Minnesota. And the history is quite interesting. My husband's grandfather worked at the Washburn-Crosby mills for some... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stopped in the Mill City Museum because I was right around the corner and it was well worth the admission. The staff were super friendly and welcoming. The 20 minute history movie was entertaining & gave a great snapshot of the history of the city. I was completely clueless to the flour history of the city, so it was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lots to see and do. A variety hands-on for younger children 4-12? Great experience and my 14 year old wants to go back. Historcal building adds mystery to the tour. Niceto have a movie time as well so that you see actual pictures and have a chance to sit :) Some contests so it's intractive (guessing about products)

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a historical society membership and wanted to visit as many attractions as we could. This was one of our favorites. There is so much history in this building, The kids were entertained by all the hands on exhibits. The main attraction is the converted elevator that you sit down in. It takes you up and down all while... More 

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