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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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A Different Kind of Museum

This tour of the old flour mill is very interesting. While it has typical museum information ( and a lot of hands-on activities for the kids), what makes it unique is that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Fe, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour of the old flour mill is very interesting. While it has typical museum information ( and a lot of hands-on activities for the kids), what makes it unique is that the guided tour happens in an elevator! The tour and tour guide were quite engaging. Part of the tour allows for a bird's eye view of the Mississippi... More 

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So essentially I came here to get the view from the observation deck. That alone was worth the 12 bucks in my opinion. When you buy your ticket at the gift shop, they assign you a time for the "flour tower" exhibit, which is a narrated elevator ride that explains all you need to know about the mill. Until your... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was something I had on my list "to do"...but as my children were grown, I kept putting it off. However, I went recently and realized I shouldn't have put it off. It has something for all ages. Kids would definitely enjoy it, however, my man and I walked through the exhibits and then truly enjoyed the "flour Tour". The... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mill is a great interactive museum for all ages explaining the importance of the Mississippi River, the waterfalls, hydro-electric power and the grain mills in developing Minneapolis as the center of the Mid-West over 100 years ago. Great views from the grain tower as well. Great escape in all weather.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great fun place to visit and a perfect place to take kids who love to be interactive with thier surroundings... Not only a museum but a great hands on place to find out more about the way a mill works.. The elevator experience ,was highly enjoyable ! Would recommend to anyone who may show interest..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is housed in the "ruins" of an abandoned and burned out flour mill on the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis. Interesting exhibits of flour milling in the early days along with an elevator "ride" exploring the history and people of the milling industry. An open air veranda, enclosed by remnants of the burned out walls, are used for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As smaller museums go, this is a very good one. You get a much better picture of how Minneapolis got started as a mill town. There are good views of the falls and other mills from upper floors. Since half the building is gone in an explosion, you can see how dangerous it was to work in a mill in... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great historical perspective about how Minneapolis stared and grew. Out of town guests love it. 3 or 4 groups and never disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The water play area is fun for adults and kids, and just walking around is worth the visit. But it's the elevator ride that makes it really great. The short ride up through the floors of the mill is a bit scary for kids, but if they make it through, they want to do it again and again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history of the building, in my opinion if better than the museum. What they did in the courtyard is beautiful, the interiors are well preserved. The museum itself is not as big as I anticipated, but was enough to keep a four year old entertained for a few hours. The elevator ride/show was by far the best part and... More 

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