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Mill City Museum

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Address: 704 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
Phone Number: 16123417555
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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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Entertaining and Educational

The Mill City Museum was both educational and entertaining. It provided a great look into the flour industry of the past - and present. The elevator seating even provided a bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mill City Museum was both educational and entertaining. It provided a great look into the flour industry of the past - and present. The elevator seating even provided a bit of a theme-park feel. It was wonderful - and I'd go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't have much time so we didn't take the tour or go in the glass elevator. However, we did walk around and read about the fires and take a lot of pictures. Gift shop was cute although not really pertaining to the Mill. Worth a stop and I'm sure could be excellent if you had more time.

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roxborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great historical museum. It's a quick trip, no more than 2 hours. Be sure to watch the Minneapolis in 19 Minutes video while there. I was a little dizzy from the up and down on the freight elevator, so be aware that you could get motion sick.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent slice of Minneapolis history with a focus in the great grain/ flour business that used to flourish here. This was a huge part of local life that ended up being the bread basket for the country. A nice walking tour , museum, and some great views at the end.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well laid out with fun facts and great docents. We learned a lot about the milling industry. My husband, who wasn't keen on going, had a good time. There is also a great view of the St. Anthony Falls from here.

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. My spouse, not as much as me, but he found the displays easy to read and the hands-on exhibits are fun for kids and kids-at-heart. It reminded me of the Chocolate Museum in Koln. A food industry museum that combines history, food production, and corporate tie-ins without being too overly "in your face" so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour and loved it. Very good information and educational. Very interesting history and would most certainly recommend this to anyone visiting the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well laid out and informative museum showcasing the history and significance of flour production in Minneapolis. The Tower of Flour experience is incredibly well executed, and totally worth going on! If you're hungry, the museum cafe rivals many higher-priced eateries for quality of food!

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Sylvania, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum gives history of what a flour mill was like and what happened when it exploded. The elevator tour was very interesting with the personal narratives. We loved the roof top view of the St. Anthony Falls. We took great architectural pictures and loved being in the museum space. There was a room with water toys and manipulatives for... More 

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Rochester, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this due to the history and that part was interesting but overall the tour and videos were kind of boring. It was nice to hear about the history of milling, the explosion, and the fire. The movie at the end was also interesting and not overly long. Overall not a bad experience but also not great.

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