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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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Neat bit of local history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was just walking by, really. Glad I decided to go in. Interesting exhibits on the history of milling. Didnt think it would be all that interesting, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Who knew the history of flour could be so fascinating? Learned a lot about Minneapolis history. Fun time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go for a walk across the river, stroll in park or play are for kids, its awesome ... Plan a visit in summer evening and i bet you will enjoy every bit of it

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