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Mill City Museum

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Address: 704 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
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+1 612-341-7555
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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
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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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You wouldn't think a museum which deals exclusively with the history of flour milling in Minnesota would be fantastic, but it is. The unique way they chose to explain and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You wouldn't think a museum which deals exclusively with the history of flour milling in Minnesota would be fantastic, but it is. The unique way they chose to explain and highlight that history, including the hands-on exhibits and real live flour baking on site, are incredibly interesting, informative, and entertaining. Well worth the money! And the view from the top... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum that shows how Minneapolis came to be while highlighting the flour making process. There is a great hands on section for kids to explain how hydro power works and even a test kitchen that may have a fresh bread sample for you. Great museum for everyone. Don't discount the history of Minneapolis in under 20... More 

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Bloomington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you get a chance go. It is great for family as well as date night. Great location can bundle with other activities such as segway tours. Many nights they some band performing (in summer).

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Mounds View, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an amazing experience with Calvin Christian School! We all learned the history of the Mills in MN and rode an elevator & I'm pretty sure the coffee was amazing in the little shop there too!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to take school aged children - lots of hands on activites available. Learning while they play. Adults will enjoy learning the history of downtown Minneapolis while observing beautiful landscapes of the river and area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great museum for vistors to get a better understanding of the history of Minneapolis. This is great for kids and families as well. Lot of hands on activities for all ages. Best part, is the observation deck. A wonderful view of stone arch bridge and the mighty mississippi

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit. You get a discount if part of MN historical society. Fun. Great tour guides that know their history. Worth the money to visit. Great location to the Lock/Dam #1, and nearby restaurants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic history of Minneapolis and the importance of the Mississippi to the milling industry. The elevator ride is a must.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to kill some time. The exhibits were great and the Flour Tower was very fun and well put together. The gift shop did leave something to be desired.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon in this museum, very informative and full of surprises. Some really fantastic views to boot hope you're not afraid of heights?>

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