Being a big tourist and knowing nothing about Minneapolis, this museum was fascinating. I love the fact that the museum is built into the ruins of this burnt-down mill although the storage-half of it is still standing and preserved. I find the museum and ruins a staple in the skyline and definition of the city.
I would recommend going through the exhibit first and then doing the video/tour because going through the exhibit gives you a brief understanding then the video/tour goes more indepth and allows you to ask any questions you have remaining. You also get a great view of the river and ruins from the top of the museum. The video/tour is awesome too and very helpful and educational. You can find coupons for the museum in some of the city visitor guides throughout the city and the gift shop is great.
The only thing I wish the museum had was more information about the history of the Washburn A Mill itself. Most of the museum described a general history of flour milling and how the process works, but not much about the history of the mill very easily attained (although I was able to piece it together with random parts throughout the museum).
A MUST see while in Minneapolis, an awesome museum.
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