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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
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"flour tower"
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"flour mill"
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"elevator ride"
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"observation deck"
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"milling industry"
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"baking lab"
in 39 reviews
"mississippi river"
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"betty crocker"
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"minute movie"
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"general mills"
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"tower tour"
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"hands on activities"
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"old mill"
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"historical society"
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"the stone arch bridge"
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Well presented tour and visuals to the old flour mill industry, especially the elevator experience. Good views to see Riverplace and Stone Arch bridge.

1  Thank Leah D
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

My son and his family wanted to go there. So we all went and as many times as we have been to Minneapolis, we had never been there. We spent over three hours in the museum. The exhibits were extremely well done and very informative....More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We took the tour and was surprised at the interesting things we learned. Not much walking involved. Rich history.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I grew up in St Paul You never crossed the river Now my Grands live across the river and I have had a chance to partake of many interesting venues. Mill City Museum is a great restoration of by gone years where you can see...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Washburn A Mill, the largest flour mill in the world, until the Pillsbury A Mill was built across the river, produced 1,000,000 pounds of flour a day. Built in 1874, it was operated until 1965. Not a pleasant workplace, it was dusty, and the...More

2  Thank Ed G
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the chance to tour the building and learn about the flour mill history in Minneapolis. It only takes a few hours to visit and I thought it was well worth it. Exit through the ruins and take a walk along the river to see...More

2  Thank carlinda6665
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this place!!! The history is great. It was very interesting. It is $11 to get in with discounts for seniors and children. They said it was about an hour to explore, but I was there almost two and could have stayed longer. There are...More

2  Thank Suezbaker
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The Flour Tower Tour is a must see especially for friends and family from out of town. The Elevator experience showing the history of the mill is done extremely well keeping you interested in an interactive way. Then you add the picturesque views of the...More

2  Thank Kmmhappy
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We have been here as a family, we have been here with friends, and a few of us have gone on a school field trip here. There is a room that you get to play with water. There is the elevator ride - you sit...More

1  Thank marnem2017
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Friends told me I had to visit this museum when in Minneapolis. I'm glad I listened. The old factory building has been really interestingly adapted to a museum that helps explain why Minneapolis is the city that it is. The exhibit is interesting and interactive....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
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