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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. Arrange your visit to Mill City Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Minneapolis using our Minneapolis trip website .
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  • I am from Minnesota which influences why I found this museum interesting. the view from the Museum is part of the experience. Interesting stories and displays throughout. The childrens interactive roo...  more »
  • Minneapolis this kind, funny and did not know that historical mill can be retrospective and studied history of grain and milling business there is! Learn the history of the United States development, plant tour more than just fun!
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  • This is such an amazing history spot. You can see how the twin cities came to be. The old flour mills that use to feed the world helped Minnesota be known the world over. Old artifacts and interesting...  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!!
  • This building caught my eye from the Stone Arch Bridge. The beautiful new industrial glass building peaking out from the dilapidated original exterior of the mill was just beautiful. I really enjoyed our tour. The freight elevator idea is so unique! The outside overlook offered a great view
  • 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.
  • Great experience really telling the rich history of the area. Watch the movie "Minneapolis in 19 minutes flat". It's great

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