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Mill City Museum

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Address: 704 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
Phone Number: 16123417555
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill...

Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.

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Field to Table

Great history lesson and a all around great experience. I don't think many people realize the importance the flour mill industry was to the building of Minneapolis. From field to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Terry N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great history lesson and a all around great experience. I don't think many people realize the importance the flour mill industry was to the building of Minneapolis. From field to table great stuff!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been a teacher I thought this museum was great. My granddaughter was 6 yrs old and was really into this museum. Kids love the hands on exhibits this museum has to offer. I found the adult information very interesting. I also like the way they used what is left of the old mill and build upon it. Great way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Experience the history of flour processing and go back through time at this icon of midwestern American agriculture and industry. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the old Glod Medal Flour building this museum is a must see for families. Also a venue for weddings and other celebrations in their excellent outdoor patio. Take a ride back... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting look at the history of milling in Minneapolis inside the ruins of an old mill. Run by the Minnesota History Society.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan about 2 hours or a little more for you visit. (The parking meters are for max. 2 hours at $1/hour.) The tour features an elevator with a narrated story of the mill and ends with a great view of St. Anthony Falls from the observation deck. The exhibits are well done and include some hands-on options for children.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt that the whole experience was a bit disjointed. Although kids might enjoy going up and down in an elevator, it went back and forth several times like it didn't know where it was supposed to stop next and took too much time opening and closing the gates. Good view from top but not nearly as good as you can... More 

Thank Walter C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum explores the history of the flour milling industry in Minneapolis. There are two components, film and a guided virtual tour of the mill workings that are representative of what was there, though reconstructed. Visitors can visit an observation deck for nice views. One floor is perfect for children with interactive exhibits and historic artifacts on display. The museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit I was a little skeptical about how interesting this museum would be, but it was actually pretty neat and I learned a lot of interesting stuff about the history of Minneapolis and the milling business. The elevator ride is cool and the observation deck in the tower has a great view of the river. There are activities for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was a great reminder of the hard labour that built the great cities in the US. Given that so many of us don't know our local history it was cool to see that these sorts of mills were dotted all over Minneapolis and that there is still an association will flour mills and name brands that you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mill City Museum, located in the rebuilt ruins of the original General Mills grain mill, is a museum for all ages: young children through adult. The exhibits are very well presented and interesting, a mixture of history and popular culture. In the Tower Tour, the museum offers a media adventure, in which you sit in an old freight elevator... More 

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