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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flour mill” (129 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 17 October 2017 via mobile

This was a highlight of our week. Great museum with super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Although I went with friends I would highly recommend for families as there is lots of hands on activities. The elevator show was amazing and the movie is not to...More

1  Thank electric7
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Museum is on the beautiful river area promenade. Parts of the historic building are still being worked on. Nice gift shop. They were setting up for a catered event when I was there.

1  Thank Allison K
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Who knew a flour mill history tour could be entertaining?! Elevator tour and the river view were both great. Nice way to get the history on how Minneapolis was developed. We were there about 1.5 hours. Well worth the money.

1  Thank Spartygirl88
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This museum takes a topic that seems kind of boring on the face of it and turns it into a fun learning experience. The elevator ride that tells the story of the flour mill industry in Minneapolis is interesting and fun. Be sure to ask...More

1  Thank maryg25
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A thorough & entertaining presentation about Minneapolis origins. A fun animated AV presentation in an adapted freight elevator & hands on stuff for kits to do. Milling was a BIG deal in Minneapolis as this museum clearly shows. We take most of our out of...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I was so surprised at how much fun our family had visiting this museum dedicated to our history as a flour mill mecca. We learned more fascinating tidbits than I thought possible, given the topic, but it turns out there's an interesting story to just...More

Thank Kirsten M
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Willington, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is trying really hard to present an historic view of a flour mill. The tour was interesting. The movie was not so much about the flour mill as about Minneapolis.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a pretty interesting museum in an old flour mill that burned in the 1990s. You spend about 30 minutes and the tour consists of an elevator ride that details what it was like to work in the mill and then you go to...More

2  Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Very neat exhibit in the heart of Minneapolis. The views are outstanding. Hard to believe how big milling once was there.

Thank Kerry N
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

During a weekend trip to Minneapolis, we decided to go to the Mill City Museum. Prior to visiting, I did not know that flour was such a big industry in Minneapolis. The museum tour is done in an old Flour Mill that was partially destroyed...More

2  Thank Lola2012
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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