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Mill City Museum

Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 612-341-7555
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Ranked #9 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We did the MSP Segway tour which gets your free admission into the Mill City Museum. We did the 'elevator tour' which takes you up & down in the mill while a recording is telling you the history of the mill. And then once you finish this tour you just have one more floor to go to the observation deck... More

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Willoughby, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This museum is a unique bit of history and is very well laid out. It's hard to believe that an afternoon spent learning about flour could be so fun and interesting. I highly recommend the "Flour Tower" tour. The tour starts by riding in the freight elevator, which stops at various floors and as the door grinds (pun intended) open,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Outstanding, incredibly preserved, educational, interesting and visually stunning backdrop of the mighty Mississippi and its history. Take all Mill City Museum has to offer in, you will not be disappointed. When you are done, take a walk around Gold Medal Park then stroll down and take a river walk. I am a Minneapolis resident and have been here several times.... More

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MN - USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This facility is great at telling the story of the milling industry in Minnesota and how it helped shape the growth of the region. Good interaction demo's to show how the mills used hydro power to run the processing. The view from the top floor is very impressive.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Who knew that we would have so much fun at the Mill City Museum & Tour in Minneapolis? We sure didn't think it would be so fun, interactive and interesting! The history of the Gold Medal Flour boom in Minneapolis and the "Mill City" that once ruled the Mighty Mississippi River is a fascinating story and def a stop to... More

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De Pere, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our family has been to Minneapolis a handful of times to attend the YIM competition at the Metrodome, and we never really had time to explore Minneapolis till this year. My husband noticed this museum last month during a college visit. This month we looked online before coming to Minneapolis and discovered there was a guided tour of the Washburn... More

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

great museum, very interesting tour, nice view outside and fascinating history. Don't miss this when in Mpls!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Easy to explore and get a taste of Minneapolis history in under two hours. Best learning museum I have seen in a long time...not just for kids

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Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As a museum this is an excellent source of well documented, interesting information about how the flour business was intertwined with the power of the Mississippi over 100 years ago. The location is outstanding as you are right next to the same fast paced running waters that helped power the Mill that made flour that made General Mills and Pillsbury... More

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we visited here with our kids on a day off from school. it was much more than we could have asked for. highly recomended!

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