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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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We stopped here while visiting the Mill Ruins Park and to escape the heat. The view from the tower was gorgeous but we had to wait a long time before we were scheduled to go up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here while visiting the Mill Ruins Park and to escape the heat. The view from the tower was gorgeous but we had to wait a long time before we were scheduled to go up with our guide. Our guide was awesome and provided some interesting facts and stories. This would be great for groups visiting Minneapolis!

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a well laid out museum telling the story of 'flour'. The hands on attractions are good for all ages. It's well worth paying for the 'Flour Tower Tour'. The cargo elevator has been set up as a small theatre & goes from floor to floor. As the doors open a narration starts & you can see what would... More 

Thank Dabblings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gave us a good insight into the history of Minnesota and of milling in the US. Some great stories about the lives and work of the ordinary folk who worked at the mill. We did the Minnesota in 19 minutes film, which was fun and a great overview of the evolution of a city. We did the elevator tour, which... More 

Thank Dasha L
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to see the old building being used like this. I quite enjoyed it but my teenage sons found it rather boring. There's more to do for younger kids including some interactive stuff. Nice views from the top.

Thank Wooler
Walnut Grove, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of those experiences that we decided to do after needing air conditioning and a restroom. What a pleasant surprise. After going in and in the foyer we became curious and decided to go in. Now when you travel with 2 teenagers and 1 preteen activity selection has to be done with care as $40 to visit a... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun and informative museum! There is an interactive water room that would be great for kids. Reasonable entry fees ranging from $8-10 for adults. The elevator ride incorporates a really cool history lesson. Beautiful view from the observation area. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part (in addition to the tasting kitchen where the kids can always grab a quick snack) is the elevator ride up to the top with narration and real equipment set up as a backdrop for interesting stories about the history of the museum. I wish the museum did a better job telling how wheat is made into flour... More 

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Amherst, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a $12 admission fee. It is self-guided, but you can take the Flour Power tour. You walk into a seating area that used to be part of an elevator. The doors close and the elevator slowly goes up and down. It stops at various floors, the doors open and there are videos that play and tell you the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When the Mill City Museum first opened I was wondering what it was going to be about. It tells a brief history of Minneapolis (Mill City), Betty Crocker, General Mills and wraps it all up in a nice package. There are interactive displays that children will enjoy but also has enough detail to keep the interest of adults.

Thank GARuss
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I have been to the MIll City Museum several times over the past 5 years. Our children are now 8 and 10 and still enjoy going. However we spend less time there since they have seen/played with everything. We usually go in the summer and it has not been busy with school groups. We love the water... More 

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