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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...more
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teenagers enjoyed themselves even when they kind of dreaded the tour ( you know..flour company plus teenagers) but it is done so well. I can't say this more highly. The layout of the museum is great. The tour guide was interesting and made it...More

Thank Writerwife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited family August 2017 and our daughter & son-in-law took us on a tour of Minneapolis. This was one of the highlights of our tour. Tour guides/hosts for the museum, share interesting facts about the mill's history and the explosion & fire that destroyed...More

Thank 7882FloridaMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this museum today in the old General Mills flour mill. Not only was it informative of the history in Minneapolis but the displays were creative and appealing to adults and/or kids. The guides stationed around the museum were very knowledgeable and helpful. The...More

Thank parrotheadtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Until this week I saw Minneapolis only as a city made famous by the Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves and Lynx - that is until I stumbled upon the Mill District and the adjacent Bridges. What an amazing history, innovation and progress! And the Mill City...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mill City museum speaks to the Minneapolis heritage in the grain milling industry. It is impressive think about the museum being housed in a grain storage which exploded in a fireball.The museum is small and easily can be enjoyed by younger children, who see...More

Thank 697arjuns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is pretty cool. It's a neat look back at the city's history, with some modern tie-ins, which is always nice. It keeps the museum's content relevant. Big ups for that. But, what's also cool is that the museum has great views of...More

1  Thank Alec K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had some time to fill right before we were flying out of Minneapolis. So we went here with the idea of just looking for something to do. We are so glad we spent the time going there, it was fascinating! The tour is incredibly well...More

1  Thank SeattleBrooklynBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mill City Museum should be on the itinerary of any trip to Minneapolis. The historic mill is full of fun hands-on activities. Get your hands wet and check out how they used to send logs down the river, or move around historic building in...More

Thank islandinthemist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Minneapolis milling companies were founded around St. Anthony Falls. This museum is on the falls and one of the best places to hear about the history of Minneapolis, which is the home of General Mills and Pillsbury.

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can’t say what the value for the money is, as my son has a free pass. It was interesting but the guided tour of the mill ruins was very informative.

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MCooperSC
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Response from bklein62 | Reviewed this property |
I would leave 1.5 hours tops.
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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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