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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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Great view from on top of the building of the Mississippi River and the waterfall. Tower elevator explains what happened in the building when grain was made into flour. The Movie is good to learn about the area and how Minneapolis was named. - Close...More
Interesting modern museum located within the shell of the defunct and partially ruined Washburn A
flour mill with a scenic river overlook. Great exhibits on the history of the mill, milling process, water power and the milling industry. Included is an entertaining 19 min video...More
The flour mill history was fascinating! The museum did a superior job of recreating different scenarios within the mill by allowing you to ride the freight elevator. The audio visual was well done. I love everything about this museum.
It was something we stumbled on and really glad we found it. Once you go inside, you can then appreciate the importance of the tour. A few short historical films, a lot of static displays and guide tour parts. The tour guides were able to...More
We loved this museum! I had never been to a museum about flour milling, so I learned a lot. There is an interesting tour, The Washburn A Mill Tour. The film "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat!" gives a good overview of the history of Minneapolis....More
DO NOT MISS this old wheat made into flour museum. The mill closed after a fire and a General Mills consolidation. There is a 20 minute film about the history of Minneapolis and a neat tour of the mill.
This museum tells the story of Minneapolis through the eyes of the workers in the mill. The elevator has bleacher type seating which takes you to different levels where there are recordings of former mill workers talk about their experiences, while you view equipment and...More
This museum is built next to ruins of a mill. It blends the old and new well. Interesting to learn about the flour milling industry, including the danger of explosion from the flour dust.
Also, in summer there is an opera series in the ruins...More
Enjoyed touring the Mill Museum. The Flour Tower was very interesting. Enjoyed all the pictures, videos, etc about when the mills started in the city. Also liked the "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat film". A lot of nostalgia, as well as hands-on exhibits. Good exhibits...More
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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
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 pay by credit card.
Details on the web at - ci.minneapolis.mn.us/parking/ramps/parking_mill-quarter