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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Interesting The trip to the tower was done well and was interesting There were a lot of ideas covered but the museum itself was not so wonderful. There could be more about the actual flour. The water area was with a very strong smell of chlorine.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is the Place to learn about the background and history of Minneapolis in a very special building. I found some of the displays a bit oldfashioned, but it is a way to present history so I suppose it has to be that way. It is very educational, and this is a museum which all generations enjoy. One must be... More 

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Monroe, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I did not go to this museum expecting to be wowed. I was. Between the spectacular views of the frozen Mississippi, the quality of the ride, and excellence of their exhibits; the Mill City Museum have outdone themselves. This is one of the best small museums in the United States. No question. This is Minneapolis' must-see destionation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We love heading here with the kids. It's a great spot to learn about the flour history of Minneapolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our whole family enjoyed this museum. Highlights for the adults: learning the history, the tour on the elevator, and the great view of the river from the top of the museum. Highlights for the kids: the elevator tour ride and the interactive hands-on activities on the bottom floor-creating log jams in the water and clearing them, completing/recreating the puzzle of... More 

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