After reading mostly positive reviews about this museum, my wife and I visited this cool place on our visit to Minneapolis, and are glad we did. It was very easy to find from the interstate, and was in a safe area.
Because of timing, we did not watch the movie, but rode the elevator 'ride.' After sitting down on a tiered elevator, you ride up and down the elevator shaft, where at each floor, the doors open, and there is a narrator that talks about life in the mill to give everyone a unique perspective on the mill's importance and working life.
At the top, there is an interpreter who briefly talked about the top floors, and then you are allowed to walk outside for amazing views of the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls, the Stone Arch Bridge, and a bird-eye view of the mill ruins. The bottom floor had many exhibits and artifacts about the Mississippi River mills.
The museum and the ruins are definitely worth a visit, and the price was $11 per person. I would also recommend walking out into the Mill Ruins Park along the Mississippi River and along the Stone Arch Bridge after.
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