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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flour mill” (115 reviews)
“elevator ride” (95 reviews)
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
+1 612-341-7555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this museum on 8/24/17. After we paid our admission charge, we asked about lockers for our travel bag and the ticket agent directed us to lockers around the corner from his post. We paid a quarter and locked up our Sportsac travel bag,...More

Thank Cevelyn2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a neat way to find out how the flour industry is an important part of the City's history. Some cool exhibits!

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting museum located on the Mississippi river. Take a ride in the "Flour Tower" and hear stories about the mill in its hay day. I loved hearing and seeing the retro commercials as well as the displays of vintage product container and the history...More

Thank thomas451
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice, but very limited scope, museum. The Flour Tower (you ride up and down in an elevator to learn more about the mill, and then end up on an observation deck) was unique and interesting. I don't know if I would make...More

Thank FussyGrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful look at a big part of food history. There are many hands on opportunites for kids to feel the power of water. Yes they can get their hands wet. But it is done so that adults can stop or pass by...More

Thank Star N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been this impressed with a museum for a very long time! This is a great place for all ages with hands on activities for kids. They not only give you a very informative history of the flour/milling industry but also of the city...More

Thank Holli R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good time. Flour tower was the best part. Pretty narrow topic to spend a huge amount of time on

Thank Kyla C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of hands on learning for kids up to about 10. The elevator ride is interesting and a great way to give an overview of what the mills were like years ago without being boring. The test kitchen usually has something tasty. Lastly, the outdoor...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite locations of the Historical Society! The ground floor museum features many hands on opportunities, cool exhibits for all ages, history theater and docents. The elevator theater is well done but can scare young our sensitive children as it features dark and...More

Thank 743leslieg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice exhibits and facility. Staff was super helpful. Make sure to watch the Minneapolis in 19 minutes and do the Flour Tower tour. Reasonable entry fee.

Thank 787danah
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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