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Mill City Museum

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Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
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+1 612-341-7555
10:00 - 17:00
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Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill...

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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Had a great time by myself!

I am a woman under 30. I came on a Wednesday, midday. The staff was great, they were all friendly and helpful. There was a school group but they were not hard to stay away from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a woman under 30. I came on a Wednesday, midday. The staff was great, they were all friendly and helpful. There was a school group but they were not hard to stay away from. (I don't have kids.) The staff seemed to keep most of them in 1 area of the museum at a time which was nice... More 

1 Thank Kellylikesgirls
minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A fun museum in an old grain mill, with a most amazing view of the Mississippi River and the city northeast side. It immerses the visitor in the history of the city and the role of famous food brands such as Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury on the history of America 20th century

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard this place mentioned on Mysteries at the Museum tv show and decided to visit while staying in the cities. While the exhibits were smaller and many more geared towards children, the flour tower was a cool approach for a museum to take on presenting its history to guests. The view at the end of the tower presentation was... More 

Thank Liz H
Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, well designed displays take you through the history of St. Anthony falls, from its prominent reverence by native Americans as a sacred place to the harnessing of the power of the falls, first for sawmills and later milling the tons of wheat provided by the nation's breadbasket and ultimately shaping Minneapolis into the great city it is today. The... More 

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could not forget that the site was the location of a horrendous industrial accident! But with wealth came danger. And flour was likely Minneapolis gold fortune. The elevator ride was very entertaining, like a Disney attraction, with animatronics and audio-visual history. Dioramas were visually striking, great for photo-ops! Probably missing from all the exhibits was the reason why the mill... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is certainly a great place to visit if you want to know more about the history of Minneapolis and also learn the history of the flour mill that was on the site of the museum. The elevator ride show was an innovative and informative session! The guides were friendly and informative.

Thank JeanTLL
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I watched the movie. I walked through the place. I saw the old stuff and I was glad to had accidentally found an exit from downstairs. It wasn't my thing I guess. A lot of people were there. The movie about Minneapolis was corny and historically questionable. It was a propaganda piece for a city that does just find on... More 

Thank Scott P
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with my 7 & 10 year old. The Flour Tower was very impressive and all of the interpreters were incredibly informative. The water center was also great for big and littles. Minnesota Historical Society hit this one out of the park. We will be back for sure!

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Unique museum and a great way to spend a couple hours. It's more than just flour-lots of history of the mills and the city too. Plus great views!

Thank Emily_Jane_144
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We went on a whim and were surprised to find a quaint and interesting gem of a museum. Historically light and fun. Watch for special public events like wine tastings. A nice Minneapolis feeling is in the air.

Thank RuthMN

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