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Mill City Museum

704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown)
612-341-7555
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Ranked #9 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Winnipeg, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Agree 100% with previous detail review by Bridget. Nice to learn the history of the milling industry in the North and the dangerous of flour dust. As a matter of fact, any industry that produces combustible dust particles like textile, sawdust, pharmaceutical, mining… The "Minneapolis in 19 minutes flat" is a short humorous brief of the history of Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My kids and I (6 & 8 yrs old) enjoyed our short 2 hour visit to the Mill City Museum. This museum is focused on the history of flour milling in MN and the how it played into the development of the Minneapolis. There are several interesting exhibits for adults but also a few things to keep your kids interested.... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The museum itself is interesting; the guided tour was short. Most notable was the outdoor opera in the Mill Ruins. Not to be missed - but buy your tickets as soon as they become available; it sells out quickly!

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent, accessible museum to get a quick education on how Minneapolis grew up on the Mississippi River. Fun exhibits for kids and adults; beautiful location and amazing building use of the old mill ruins. Cute gift shop too!

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Gilbert, AZ
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76 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was a lot more than I expected it to be. It seems to be a place for 3rd-5th graders, however it was great for those of us who remember all of the things they were showing in the museum. The elevator show was great as was the 19 minute history of Minneapolis. The displays brought back great memories of... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Not much to see, although the history of the flour industry is interesting. The building is all but gone and the inside has been "saved" for historical reasons. This would be good for a rainy day as there as so many other interesting things to see and do in Minneapolis.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Really informative museum teaches you a lot about the milling industry. The flour tower elevator show was very entertaining, as well as the movie about the history of Minneapolis and its neighborhood. The view from the top floor had great river views. There is a water lab for some hands on activities, but since there was a group of children... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went with our 5 and 4 year old, and we had a blast! We were pleasantly surprised when my husband, a teacher, got in free. The flour tower was really cool!!

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Hollywood, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Learned about milling industry that dominated this area from late 1800's to WWI, an industry we knew nothing about. An 8-story elevator show had original equipment with recorded testimonials by former employees, so very insightful. 300+ grade schoolers were in the museum at the same time we were, so we couldn't get near the hands-on water and baking labs. But... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Interesting place to visit. Historical artifacts & background for this place in a setting which had interactive displays & even a cooking lab.

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