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Mill City Museum

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Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
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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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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... read more

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Emily_Jane_144
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank RuthMN
St Louis Park MN, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my niece and her two young sons to this museum last fall and they loved it. It is right on the Mississippi River, where the flour mills (Pillsbury, General Mills, etc) were originally built for river transport. Minneapolis (City of Waters) became famous because of the mill industry. The boys (ages 7 and 5) especially liked 1) the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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This museum is definitely worth the entrance fee and the views of the river are gorgeous. You'll get to hear from real mill workers and maybe even see a flour dust explosion 💥! After you visit, exit through the back and walk along the river.

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Thank Heather D
Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very interesting and has lots of stuff to look at. I have always been fascinated by Minneapolis History.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A dear friend recommended we visit, and we're very, very glad she did. It's right alongside the Mississippi River, on the site of what had been a huge flour mill, back in the day--but it turns out flour dust can explode, big-time, so they had to restore the place almost from scratch. Great exhibits, great tour guide, great time on... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

MCM is a lesser known museum in the Twincities. However, it is as good as the others. It is a great place to visit if you have small kids. Interactive exhibits are wonderful and a great learning experience.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were curious to know why a big part of the local economy had fallen and found that the flour mills along the Mississippi were moved further in-State after the mills exploded.

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Minneapolis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting history and a fantastic job of rehabbing the original building. The museum itself is very small. The "Flour Tower" is probably the best part of the museum. I would rate this between "Average" and "Very Good" if I could. The gentleman giving us the Flour Tower tour was fantastic, I wish I could remember his name to give him... More 

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