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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 tower” (172 reviews)
“flour mill” (132 reviews)
“elevator ride” (109 reviews)
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
Downtown
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+1 612-341-7555
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"flour tower"
in 172 reviews
"flour mill"
in 132 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 109 reviews
"observation deck"
in 97 reviews
"milling industry"
in 44 reviews
"baking lab"
in 39 reviews
"mississippi river"
in 126 reviews
"betty crocker"
in 25 reviews
"minute movie"
in 25 reviews
"general mills"
in 38 reviews
"tower tour"
in 16 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 31 reviews
"historical society"
in 17 reviews
"old mill"
in 44 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 18 reviews
"the stone arch bridge"
in 83 reviews
"all ages"
in 71 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting museum which gives the history of Gold Medal flour and the history of Minneapolis as the "flour capital" of the midwest. Interesting exhibits with lots of hands on experiences for children. The flour tower tour is worth taking, not just for the history...More

Thank Lorraine C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Parking was a breeze very close to the museum. The museum was filled with school kids, but there was still plenty of room to walk around and the noise level was very reasonable. A tour was provided by a tour guide and it was a...More

Thank iram623
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can stop here and explore a little for free—the building is beautiful and fascinating due to the fire, ruins, and renovation—plus the view of the river and Stone Arch Bridge. However, I recommend paying for the full Museum tour. Be sure to see the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our large group enjoyed a reception and dinner served here, as well as a tour. So many interesting artifacts on display on the early Minneapolis flour mills, from machinery to baking equipment to old packaging and cookbooks and TV commercials. There is lots to see,...More

Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another great museum to put on your list of places to visit. Learn about the beginning of the milling industry in Minnesota. Great for the kids.

Thank Harley K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here thinking... we will get in and get out. However, there were a lot of exhibits that were fun and interactive. Great museum!

Thank Kelley G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like history, architecture & the like, look no further than the Mill City Museum. You can, and I have spent hours wandering through, reading the plaques and exploring the views inside this ruin of a mill on the shores of the Mississippi River,...More

Thank HK T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the building was lost during an explosion, but they have recreated some of the equipment and tell you what it did in the process of making flour. We spent about two hours taking the tour, watching the video, and checking out the various...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great education on the growth and death of industry in Minneapolis. Fantastic reuse of an abandoned building to bring tourists to riverfront.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the extended tour and it was an interesting glimpse in to a period that wasn't that lone ago.

Thank dianad860
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MCooperSC
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Response from bklein62 | Reviewed this property |
I would leave 1.5 hours tops.
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Response from Michael W | 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
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