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Mill City Museum

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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...more
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised. Lots of interactive history here. I also love the way they built new around the old. They do a seated ride in an elevator kind of reminded me of the Tower of Terror without scares and drops but the elevator opening...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank afeather2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum had a lot of interesting things to do and see. We came as an extended family. There was a video, a tour that was kind of a ride, lots of displays, and activities for the kids to do. It was kind of expensive...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a very nice place. For 12$ you get an amazing city view and few very interesting historical films.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank olgap1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family really enjoyed the museum. But the highlight of the visit was the Mill Tour that we bought tickets for in advance. Our guide, Fred, was outstanding. The passion he had for the history of the Mills, and the funny stories he shared, brought...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ravoss2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do an interesting demo that shows how flour dust can explode but I seen the same thing done in science classrooms. The museum itself is more about General Mills than about flour milling.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robe0284
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Visit this Museum was a really good mix of fun and learn historical things about early milling operation conditions at the same time, the presentations are so educational and very enjoyable... good for kids and adults.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2compadres
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Wonderful, historic site that has a variety of exhibits that visitors can select from. Public restrooms are available on the main level. if you go on a Saturday, there is a fantastic farmers market that connects into the museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EaglesPrincess
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Great place for kid's and adults. Very interesting presentation on many levels. Hands on and interaction with staff was grand. You will get a BANG out of it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Richard A B
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. It was full of groups of children and seemed to have many activities geared toward engaging them. Some of the displays seemed disjointed but overall one can learn interesting facts about early milling in Minneapolis.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lawflake
Reviewed November 16, 2018

there is not that many places in the world devoted to wheat and flour. Minneapolis is definitely the one and you can find out why and how the business of the flour making developed over the years, highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
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MCooperSC
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Response from BobbiH136 | Reviewed this property |
I’ve gone on field trips for school with my kids. Based on that I’d allow 2-3 hours depending on how much time you want to spend in each area of the museum. For sure take any tours offered. They are excellent. Then spend... More
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Parking may be a challenge on the 4th, but the city has a ramp directly across the street with 324 spaces. We have used it recently when the on-street parking was blocked by construction. There is no attendant so you need to... More
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