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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” (176 reviews)
“elevator ride” (112 reviews)
“flour mill” (133 reviews)
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
Downtown
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+1 612-341-7555
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"flour tower"
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"elevator ride"
in 112 reviews
"flour mill"
in 133 reviews
"observation deck"
in 100 reviews
"minute film"
in 15 reviews
"milling industry"
in 46 reviews
"baking lab"
in 40 reviews
"mississippi river"
in 130 reviews
"betty crocker"
in 25 reviews
"general mills"
in 40 reviews
"tower tour"
in 16 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 34 reviews
"historical society"
in 17 reviews
"old mill"
in 45 reviews
"the stone arch bridge"
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"interactive displays"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well laid out with both stationary and interactive displays. The movie and elevator experience helped set the stage for the tour. Children and adults enjoyed themselves.

Thank BostonKerry352
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The grain elevator ride is fun and you get to see a great view of stone arch bridge when you are done. The exploding volcano was pretty neat too see. Fun for all ages.

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very well designed and operated museum. We stopped in while we were waiting for our restaurant reservations and we delighted we did! The video presentation is a great education into the beginnings of Minneapolis and the tour using a classroom size elevator...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Taking a short vacation in Minneapolis to take in a Twins game and see the Mall of America. We visited the Mill City Museum to get a little history of the city. No formal tour but staff were knowledge and willing to answer any questions....More

Thank ChristyLynne3
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum contains several interactive and other types of exhibits showcasing the city's connection to the flour mill industry. There are some really good hands-on things for little kids as well as a unique elevator ride tour. Go as high up as you can! The...More

Thank LCF22974
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting visit for my wife and I as we learned about the history of Minneapolis in a 20-minute film and then took a large freight elevator up nine stories to the top of the building that used to house the General Mills Flour Mill and...More

Thank Twhatty
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The elevator ride was nice, (loved the great views from the balcony), we got free samples of brownies and bread at the Betty Crocker kitchen, and my boys liked the water room. Lots to look at and read in a small space, we spent 3...More

Thank SharleneSmile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't expected to spend as much time here as I did. The 19-minute movie is a fun and funny introduction to the city and its history, presented by a local comedian. It's a handy orientation to both the city and the museum. Like others...More

Thank J-D-DFW
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit starts with an elevator ride that recounts the story of the mill. I thought that the voiceover was somewhat difficult to understand. The view from the top floor makes the ticket worth it! The museum offers small food samples (not very many) and...More

Thank elleoa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened upon this museum after walking across the rock arc bridge. This museum is very hands on and has a light-hearted feel. I really enjoying the 20 minute film and the flour tower. I've never been to a museum with anything similar.

Thank Chellendag
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MCooperSC
10 May 2018|
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Response from bklein62 | Reviewed this property |
I would leave 1.5 hours tops.
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ree923Chicago
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Response from Michael W | 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
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