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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” (170 reviews)
“flour mill” (131 reviews)
“elevator ride” (108 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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"flour mill"
in 131 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 108 reviews
"observation deck"
in 94 reviews
"milling industry"
in 42 reviews
"baking lab"
in 39 reviews
"mississippi river"
in 124 reviews
"betty crocker"
in 25 reviews
"minute movie"
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"general mills"
in 38 reviews
"tower tour"
in 16 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 31 reviews
"old mill"
in 44 reviews
"historical society"
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"interactive displays"
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"the stone arch bridge"
in 81 reviews
"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're on a visit to Minneapolis or you've never been down here this is the very heart of the history that made Minneapolis and st. Paul what they are the Mississippi River along with the fertile Valley for growing crops and the milling companies...More

Thank fred392
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were headed to Twin Cities for NCAA Hockey tournament and wanted to take in something historical. Have been to enough Art Museums, so when we saw this Museum on Trip Advisor and the location on the Mississippi it looked like the perfect take. Well...More

Thank BobfinNH
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited while in town for the frozen four. Such an interesting way to present Minneapolis history. Educational and fun at the same time. I will be back again when I bring the kids.

Thank Ben W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem in Minneapolis. I love to hear of history when visiting. If you luve in Minne, it's a must see. Just the story behind Gold Medel is cool. Great for students, bakers and old Mill workers to hear, see and enjoy. The outlook...More

Thank Quinn32017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a free 20 minute movie narrated by Kevin Kling, a local playwright and actor, which describes who MSP came to be on the banks of the MN and Mississippi Rivers. Between that movie and the museum it's a great intro into MSP. The...More

Thank travelmaven2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with our 4-H club and all the kids had a great time. There were plenty of activities to keep all ages occupied. Very historical for this area. The large elevator ride was really great.

Thank janelle h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highlights were a large elevator tour which is more like a ride. Each floor the elevator stops on has an interesting display with moving machinery. The top floor you get off on has more of the old mill and a great balcony that overlooks the...More

Thank mrpetsaver
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great intro to the city and its industrial roots. Lovely space, interesting facts. knowledgeable staff.

Thank bklein62
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mill City is more than just a Museum, it is an interactive look at the history of Minneapolis, and the industry that helped it grow. It doesn't compare to the science museum for volume of displays, but it has interesting hands on hydro dynamic demonstrations...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The Mill City Museum is a great place to learn about Minneapolis. When we have guests we often take them here whatever their age. Start with the video about the founding of Minneapolis narrated by Kevin Kling. Take the freight elevator ride through Mill City’s...More

Thank Dianne W
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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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