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Mill City Museum

704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
+1 612-341-7555
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flour tower” (168 reviews)
“flour mill” (130 reviews)
“elevator ride” (105 reviews)
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
+1 612-341-7555
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Reviewed yesterday

We did the tour, which was expensive, and it was pretty cool. I would say that in order to enjoy it though, you definitely need to do the tour, as there's not much else to do.

Thank foco3552
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum took me by surprise and I had no idea it was going to be so enjoyable. Be sure and take the elevator ride/exhibit. The history of the flour mill was so interesting and I'm so glad I spent and afternoon here! Oh, the...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum was surprisingly interesting. I really enjoyed the time we spent here. The observation deck offered beautiful panoramas of the river, falls, and the Pillsbury Mill across the river.

Thank hannahbochs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must for anyone new to Minneapolis! You will learn (unexpectedly) interesting facts about the area, and, of course, about Minneapolis's rich milling industry of the past. My favorite part was the gorgeous view from the 9th floor to which we got...More

Thank Melmelmar
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour provided great insight into the history of the milling industry. The tour guides did a great job of walking us through the early intensely manual process of milling through the history of automation. Equipment was displayed and explained as well as the history...More

Thank 22tony3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum shows the history of the city and explains why it is what it is today . The elevator tour is fading sting and worth the ride . The smells and taste of the cookies is also special . A fantastic history museum well...More

Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed reading about the rich history surrounding the City and the Mill. There were plenty of exhibits and live demonstrations. The museum is great for the "mature" crowd but it had some activities for the kids too.

Thank Apofire
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the experience but younger children may be a little less stimulated. The experience was combined with a segue tour. The short stent was here (appx 30-40 minutes) was plenty.

Thank resipsaloquitor42
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Well presented tour and visuals to the old flour mill industry, especially the elevator experience. Good views to see Riverplace and Stone Arch bridge.

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 11 December 2017

My son and his family wanted to go there. So we all went and as many times as we have been to Minneapolis, we had never been there. We spent over three hours in the museum. The exhibits were extremely well done and very informative....More

Thank GFK01
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11 June 2015|
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Response from Mike_Edina | Reviewed this property |
Parking may be a challenge on the 4th, but the city has a ramp directly across the street with 324 spaces. We have used it recently when the on-street parking was blocked by construction. There is no attendant so you need to... More