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Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
(4.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • But good views of the crappy buildings across the river. If you are into flour and related products it might be slightly interesting. The elevator ride was kinda neat. That is all. 
  • I was surprised how much I enjoyed and learned at this museum. I think they really did a great job restoring this old mill and doing justice to the importance of what took place at this site. In addit...  more »
  • Many of us Minneapolis residents know that flour milling had something to do with our city. This museum shows how big a deal it was including its role in international events. I recommend this quality...  more »
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  • This is a very good way to learn about history in Minneapolis! I didn't realize how many businesses started here and how important Minneapolis was to the United States in the early 1900's late 1800's. That being said the whole museum is very clean. It is very child friendly with some interactive activities (build your own cereal box, puzzles, activities with water). It is also very interesting for adults hearing first hand what life was like in the mill. I also find the old commercials for general mills, Pillsbury, etc very funny. By far, my favorite, is the grain elevator! This is included with the tour and is a very creative way of presenting history. At the end you get a very good view of the Stone Arch Bridge from the top of the mill. I'm not exactly sure how much it costs but I would recommend getting a Minnesota Historical Society membership if you like history. I have one which was discounted on groupon to around $30 (i think original is $50). This allows me to go for a free and bring a friend. It also includes all the other historical sites in Minnesota. I have already exceed the amount payed for going to Mill City twice with friends. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and remember to go try the free samples in the baking area!
  • Great history. Excellent guides. Learned alot about local and international history. Highly recommended!
  • This place exudes cool, with an interesting and unlikely story to tell, outside of what an average museum experience is. Beautiful views of the river and the city frame this historic building.
  • Very interactive. The majority of exhibits can be touched by children. Many are meant to be explored by moving parts or entering into spaces. The Flour Tower is entertaining and informative. All of the guides were friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Only good if you go with a tour guide. Otherwise you don't enjoy the whole history of why it's there and what Pillsbury is doing across the water.