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Mill City Museum

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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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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
+1 612-341-7555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum will allow one to have a basic understanding of the flour milling process, it's history, and resulting growth in Minneapolis. Excellent panoramic views of the Minneapolis area along the river, including St. Anthony Falls, the historic JJ Hill railroad bridge, and the Minneapolis...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank glewerer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is in the actual ruins of the old mill, so you really get to connect with the history. Especially because the real elevator ride to a spectacular view is also a video ride through history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank elarsson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main floor photo gallery this month features vintage scenes of Nicollet Mall (Minneapolis) shopping center and holiday window dressing traditions of the past... so great! Good tour and interesting history of the mill. Try to get there in time for the explosion demo... offered...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Noelle E
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The facility is really interesting. They did a great job with catering our event. They had a jazz band in the outside garden area. From the roof you can see the river. The tour is fascinating. Well worth your time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert K
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

A very cool place to visit... Blends the history with modern life seamlessly! Staff was wonderful, friendly, and informative! Beautiful views and reasonably priced!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BearCar
Reviewed 4 February 2019

We had a great time at the Mill City Museum. Enjoyed learning the history and all the information at the centers. Especially enjoyed the walking tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RubiconRachelle
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

I wasn’t expecting much. Honesty visiting an abandoned flour mill sounds as much fun as watching paint dry, but I was pleasantly surprised. I took my daughter and some second grade friends. There were interactive exhibits and a cool elevator movie thing. The view from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank J H
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Learn about the history of Gold Medal Flour through the wonderful displays and an elevator trip back in time. There are lots of replicas you may purchase at the gist store. The view from the top is stunning. While you are there be sure and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ShirleyG532
Reviewed 22 January 2019

The Mill City museum is an informative, interactive and overall a fun museum for all ages. They have exhibits for all ages, from the history presented in the elevator to the kitchen presentation to the area for the kids. We have gone in the summer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joyfultrav
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

I like learning about history so this was a nice place to visit. It doesnt take but about an hour or so. You ride this elevator type thing that tells you some history and then you walk around a little. We didnt eat at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from BobbiH136 | Reviewed this property |
I’ve gone on field trips for school with my kids. Based on that I’d allow 2-3 hours depending on how much time you want to spend in each area of the museum. For sure take any tours offered. They are excellent. Then spend... More
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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