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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flour mill” (127 reviews)
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
+1 612-341-7555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Washburn A Mill, the largest flour mill in the world, until the Pillsbury A Mill was built across the river, produced 1,000,000 pounds of flour a day. Built in 1874, it was operated until 1965. Not a pleasant workplace, it was dusty, and the...More

1  Thank Ed G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the chance to tour the building and learn about the flour mill history in Minneapolis. It only takes a few hours to visit and I thought it was well worth it. Exit through the ruins and take a walk along the river to see...More

1  Thank carlinda6665
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place!!! The history is great. It was very interesting. It is $11 to get in with discounts for seniors and children. They said it was about an hour to explore, but I was there almost two and could have stayed longer. There are...More

Thank Suezbaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Flour Tower Tour is a must see especially for friends and family from out of town. The Elevator experience showing the history of the mill is done extremely well keeping you interested in an interactive way. Then you add the picturesque views of the...More

Thank Kmmhappy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here as a family, we have been here with friends, and a few of us have gone on a school field trip here. There is a room that you get to play with water. There is the elevator ride - you sit...More

Thank marnem2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends told me I had to visit this museum when in Minneapolis. I'm glad I listened. The old factory building has been really interestingly adapted to a museum that helps explain why Minneapolis is the city that it is. The exhibit is interesting and interactive....More

Thank TravelSketchbook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An private evening reception at the Mill City Museum provided a beautiful venue to introduce women business owners from all over the country to Minneapolis. They had an interesting tour of the museum that my husband went to the next day. The view the city...More

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really liked the Museum which gave us a good idea on how the flour Mills were used in earlier days. Our guide was very helpful and had answers to all our questions. You have a beautiful view over St. Anthony Falls and the other...More

Thank catootje
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great place to visit if you're looking for some Minneapolis history. A lot of information about all the companies in the food and grain industry we grew up with in the sixties ,seventies and eighties. Great history on Mills and definitely do the...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to enjoy all the exhibits. The Elevator ride was cool and the explosion demonstration. Friendly staff of the MHS

Thank Abeeha S
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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