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Mill City Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 704 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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+1 612-341-7555
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill...

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.

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I loved this museum!

I went, not thinking it was going to be that good but this was an awesome museum to visit! I loved the 19 min film on the history of Minnesota and then the interactive grain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went, not thinking it was going to be that good but this was an awesome museum to visit! I loved the 19 min film on the history of Minnesota and then the interactive grain elevator ride, plus all the great info and exhibits explaining the importance of grain/flour. Also outdoor viewing area to take pix of the St. Anthony's... More 

Thank Karen31462
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful showcase of a functional building repurposed for public use and events, architecturally unique

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Sandy, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love history, and the Mill City Museum delivered! Located on the riverfront, Mill City Museum tells the interesting story of the growth and development of the Washburn mill from one man's dream to corporate giant General Mills. There are plenty of exhibits, and the elevator tour is unique -- I've never seen anything like it. This gem is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Minneapolis is rich in culture but holds on to that small town feel. The Museum shares the history of Minneapolis and is Located on the River. Just in sight of where the 35w bridge collapse took place. A million and one things to do in this are with great hotel, food, bars and world famous Minneapolis music.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last summer we took some friends from New Jersey on a Segway tour of the Downtown river front. Very interesting very informative, very fun. How many of us suburbanites fly through the neighborhoods on our way N-S-E-W on busy highways. Taking a tour that does the Riverfront was so interesting.One of the stops was Mill City Museum. The restoration that... More 

Thank johnnydiamond3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is usually bustling with people, locals, as well as travelers. On weekends there is a farmers market, which is good to see foods and products produced in Minnesota. The museum focuses on the production of flour and tells about the development of the industry, as it evolved around the great plains wheat production. Be sure to take the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much better than I expected. A very well planned museum experience.worth your time.really enjoyed the movie and the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an afternoon to spare after my conference. A really interesting place to check out. The 19 minute video on the history of Minneapolis was excellent. Also the Flour Tower exhibit (culminating in awesome views from the observation deck) was definitely worth it. Also plenty to keep kids entertained as well! Staff did a great job explaining and making us... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best thing about the museum is it's setting. Overlooking the river with it's shabby chic ruins of sort harkening back to when the building exploded (you'll have to take the tour-I'm not telling) the setting is shot-worthy and often use as such. The content of the museum is compelling as well but it is small so when planning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting experience! When I bought the ticket, the attendant scheduled me for the movie first, and the elevator tour second. The tour was very well done - opening on several floors, telling the history and working conditions of the mill. Because I have a fear of heights, the guide was very kind, and offered to get me down... More 

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