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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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Interesting, even if you're not from Minnesota

My husband and I were in the area and decided on a whim to visit this museum. We are both fans of anything historical. We found it to be very interesting and especially liked the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I were in the area and decided on a whim to visit this museum. We are both fans of anything historical. We found it to be very interesting and especially liked the guided elevator "tour" that came with admission.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and well done museum. We live in DC area so have made lots of trips to our fabulous DC museums. Loved the freight elevator being made into a "traveling" theater. Movie about the history of Minneapolis was well done. We had a beautiful day for great pictures at the top of the flour tower. I did not realize... More 

Thank VirginiaLady1990
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I never knew anything about this Museum until I heard someone talking about it. It is a interesting museum. Great history of the Mill city. Beautiful view of Minneapolis and the river. We took my parents who were visiting from out of state here. They really liked it. It does not take too long, around 2 hours. Kids would enjoy... More 

Thank MinnFamily070
Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of those museums that provides a wonderful learning opportunity with a fun for the family. The ride on the elevator to see the various elements of flour production is not to be missed. From the top floor there is a sweeping view of Minneapolis. This should be a to-do museum for nearly everyone. There is no on-site... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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!

Thank Terry N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Jo B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Paul R
Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hennef, Germany
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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.

Thank Michael K
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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 

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