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Mill City Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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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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Learn about MN history in a fun way!

This museum is unique and interesting. The elevator tour is really neat, opening on different floors and showing different parts of the mill and ends up at the top with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Katelyn B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is unique and interesting. The elevator tour is really neat, opening on different floors and showing different parts of the mill and ends up at the top with a beautiful view of the river and the ruins of the mill. There are also a lot of hands-on activities that are great fun for the kids.

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Minneapolis
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed going here during the summer when you can hit the Farmer's Market during the weekend....Lots of history and good food.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

In town for less than 48 hours and in single digit weather so we wanted indoor activities! Mill City Museum was just the ticket. This historic old mill has been salvaged from rubble after a fire left it nearly gutted and abandoned for the better part of two decades. It has been lovingly salvaged and semi-restored but the centuries old... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Minneapolis has a waterfall on the Missisippi that was used to make flour, saw timber, make blankets, and other things The Mill City Museum does a great job of explaining all this in many different ways - a great video, a flour tower tour in which you travel by cargo elevator to various floors where events are explained by videos... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Interesting musuem. The Flour tower was brilliant, must do... You take a cargo elevator up and down several floors while a story and a room is revealed on each. Very entertaining.

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Groton, CT
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

All you want to know about the long gone industry that built the Twin Cities and very entertaining. The views of the river are worth the price of admission alone.

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La Jolla, California
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40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We enjoyed our day out to the historic Mill city museum. It is very well preserved and we were just in time for the Flour Tower tour. The view of the Mississippi from atop the flour tower is excellent. They often have small gigs and children activities around which are quite interesting. I recommend this place if you are in... More 

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Holetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The staff were great and it was a wonderful introduction to the history and workings of a large scale mill. Don't miss the "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat" movie.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This museum had a lot of good information and was not too overwhelming in size. Highly recommended. I learned that, under the right circumstances, bread flour can be more explosive than gun powder! Who knew?!?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

lots of things to see outside of the museum, so bring good walking shoes, but the museum itself has some interesting exhibits you can't get in the "free" tour outside.

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