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“Well worth the time to learn about Minnesota's flour industry”
Review of Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum
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Minneapolis Riverwalk Food Tour
Ranked #8 of 208 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: 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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Well worth the time to learn about Minnesota's flour industry”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is a great museum that was built in the ruins of an old flour mill on the banks of the Mississippi River. The exhibits are very interesting and there is an interesting elevator ride that givs the history of the flour industry in Minneapolis. The views of the river from the top of the museum are beautiful.

Visited August 2012
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“AWESOME WEDDING VENUE!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

A couple of my very close friends were married here. The wedding happened on the lower level outside. It was very scenic with the exposed steel rusting beams and the crumbling walls. All wide open and very beautiful background for a wedding and photos. The reception area was awesome as well big area for the dinner and separate area for dancing. Very well setup for a complete wedding.

Visited January 2013
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Minneapolis
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“A different kind of a museum”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

It was a little strange to visit a museum dedicated to a food product but the interior is quite lovely. The ruins of the once largest flour mill remain part of the museum. Lots of art work by local artists is displayed in the museum. The glass wall by local artist JoAnn Verburg in the rail corridor is stunning.
Besides the main show, there are a number of very fun hands-on activities for kids.

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Minneapolis
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“Great for a weekend trip”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a wonderful place to go if you are visiting Minneapolis. It is engaging and you will leave with a larger understanding of Minnesota. Make sure you take the elevator tour and go to the top and take some pictures, the views are amazing. Also, if you have questions ask the staff they are very smart.
Go have dinner or lunch at Spoon River afterwards, you will love it.

Visited February 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Very Good Museum”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Living here I'd never been to this museum and was curious about it. Spent a couple hours there this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. There were people of all ages enjoying the exhibits. It explains about the how the city of Minneapolis ended up where it is and covered the history of the flour mills. It took a somewhat dry and to some possibly a boring topic and made it come alive and was very interested. The Betty Crocker Kitchen exhibit, the water room, the story teller, and the movie were all excellent and I was favorably impressed. Even small children were drawn in by the people working the exhibits. Worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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