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Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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Inside the ruins of what was once the largest flour mill in the world, Mill City Museum showcases the flour industry and features interactive exhibits and tours. You'll explore milling machinery and baking labs and sample freshly made bread. A freight elevator takes you to eight different floors of the mill where you can observe working mill areas via an audio tour. You'll also get a chance to see a 4.5 m (15 ft) tall Bisquick box and contrast its 1931 packaging on one side to the1981 look on the other side. Don't miss the ninth floor observation deck that offers views of the Mississippi River. To visit Mill City Museum and get the most from your holiday in Minneapolis, create itinerary details personal to you using our Minneapolis vacation trip planner.
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  • This museum really captures the importance of the milling industry in the development of Minneapolis. The partial restoration allows visitors to see how the wheat was milled and packaged as well as th...  more »
  • We visited the Mill City Museum as a family "staycation" for the first time this June. It was informative and fun for the family. Our favorite part was the elevator show up to the Mill where it was an...  more »
  • This was a very interesting museum. There is a very cool movie in an elevator and the exhibits were very nice, informative but fun.  more »
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  • My expectations were low, because after all this is a museum about flour, but I was blown away by how the staff had taken a fairly boring topic and made it so much more. The elevator ride to the top incorporated technology well, the view from the top was beautiful, and the full glass elevator ride down was awesome! Back down on the main floor staff were doing cooking demos and running different activities. Fun for all ages!!
  • A very interactive and educational way to learn the history of Minneapolis. Great for families with kids and has many kid focused activities. The elevator film and rooftop balcony are definitely the highlights of the museum. Worthwhile for any visitor, tourist, or Twin Cities resident.
  • Very interactive with many activities for kids to have fun. Interesting 18 minute film that provided some history and was entertaining. Really enjoyed the Flour Tower and to see the magnificent view from the rooftop. Tasty rye bread sample too. Spent about 2-1/2 hours and was worth the visit.
  • This place is worth the price of admission just for the Flour Tower. The museum itself is pretty small, but has a lot of fun background on Gold Medal and the other mills in the area, and a good interactive kid's section, where you can learn about powering a mill using the nearby river. The flour tower is a Disneyfied freight elevator using stories and voices of people who used to work in the mill, and ends up in the top level, which has great views of the Mississippi and the rest of Minneapolis.
  • Worth checking out if you're interested in history and/or food. I learned a lot of interesting stuff about the history of Minneapolis and the milling business. The elevator ride is cool and the observation deck in the tower has a great view of the river. There are activities for kids, and neat factoids and items from the farming process to flour marketing.