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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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This is a fun place to take visitors. The tour is interesting and doesn't take very long. It ends on the 9th floor with a very nice view of the river area below. The short film... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fun place to take visitors. The tour is interesting and doesn't take very long. It ends on the 9th floor with a very nice view of the river area below. The short film on the origins of the area is cute.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Mill City Museum offers something fun and educational for every member of your family. Spend the day enjoying the exhibits and cool view!

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Located on the Minneapolis Riverfront, this museum is one of the best in Minneapolis ... in regards to historical things. Walk the riverfront via the Stone Arc Bridge.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It seems like it wouldn't be an interesting tour, but it was. The history of making flour, the architecture of the building, the " elevator history lesson" and views are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It was a very interesting way to learn about Minneapolis history and US economic history. I liked the exhibits, very good layout and interesting. This is no Getty, but probably one of the more interesting things I did in Minneapolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was so much fun! The tour was great, but if you only have time to drive/walk around the outside and surrounding area, make it a must! The Stone Arch Bridge is just in front. You can also see the work the explosion did. A great part of our history, who doesn't use flour?

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My first thought was that this was not worth my time but overall I really enjoyed the museum. You have to have an interest in history and/or industry. The museum does an excellent job of telling the history of Minneapolis and giving first person accounts from workers. The elevator ride was totally unique. Guides were very knowledgeable and willing to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I especially liked looking at the old building itself. There is a lot of old machinery on display. One mistake is that the tour is not chronological or sequential, so I got confused over the process, and what machine did what and when. Even the elevator goes up then down then up again. Beware of school kid fieldtrips! It was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great museum, don't pass on the "elevator ride" because it was great - and a bonus is the views from the 9th floor. Well planned museum with great use of the old structure and some new construction.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Very delightful surprise to discover this place! Great time for families. Staff were great. And right outside is a beautiful walking area by the stone arch bridge.

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

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