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“Great way to find out about the History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown)
612-341-7555
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Ranked #11 of 118 Attractions in Minneapolis
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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“Great way to find out about the History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great interactive museum. Exhibits in plenty of open space with lots to do for adults and children. The staff are friendly and helpful. The lift ride is a great way to understand how the mill worked, with a motivational presenter.

A visit here will really help you understand how Minneapolis was established, grew and had to adapt. Great view of the Mississippi.

Visited August 2013
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“Local history made entertaining, fascinating and tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

What a great museum! A beautifully restored flour mill, still bearing the scars of assorted industrial accidents and fires, that tells Minneapolis' proud flour-milling history in a way that's engaging for adults and children alike. The Flour Tower ride is not to be missed, both for the story it tells and the stunning views over the Mississippi that you'll get at the end. And the gift shop has awesome treasures for the baker in your life.

Visited September 2013
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“Interesting history and a variety of activities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

An entertaining history of a once-vital industry for the area, and therefore, a history of the city and region as well. The audiovisual flour tower tour was unlike anything I have seen in other museums. Other exhibits include a variety of interactive exhibits for kids, as well as accounts of daily life during the peak 1880 to 1930 era. The museum is also convenient to the river, the arch railroad bridge and the locks, as well as to the Guthrie Theater.

Visited August 2013
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“Fun and historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Really well curated to be interesting and fun. Gave me a new perspective on the history of Minneapolis. The people who work here are also super nice and helpful. Someone even suggested a place to go for dinner afterwards.

Visited August 2013
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“One simple word, GREAT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a great surprice thsi museum was, it was great! very informative people with great customer service, great views of the river and so much history I didn't know about Minnesota! I'm telling you a most! We spend 2 hours here. I would say 2-3 hours is a good average.

Visited August 2013
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