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Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

4.6
#2 of 13 in Museums in Minneapolis
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’ve been on field trips to the Mill City Museum and they do an amazing job of telling the story of the mills in Minneapolis. Be sure to step out on the balcony for an amazing view of the Mississippi ...  more »
  • If you have time while you are in Minneapolis, visit the Mill City Museum. Very interesting bit of history and perspective. Probably a bit boring for kids.  more »
  • Born and raised in Minneapolis, this is my favorite excursion by far. It is fun, educational and easily doable in a couple of hours.  more »
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  • I have always overlooked this place when looking for something to do with my family. Then my folks came up and said they wanted to check it out. I was very surprised by how cool this place is! Extremely knowledgeable guides that are open to answering any question you may have. There is a really pretty cool elevator ride that gives you a lot of history. This is also a great place for kids with exhibits designed just for them. And the smell and taste if the fresh baked bread is a nice added bonus.
  • This place was fascinating! I loved the ingenuity of how they explained of the history of the mill. You go into this freight elevator where you visit different floors that give small stories of the history of the mill. The view at the top was also really cool, even on a snowy day. And at the end you might get a treat from the bakers lab. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Really good experience here. The staffs in the museum are really friendly and knowledgeable. The flour tower tour was amazing that shows the life of the factory. There are also flour lab and water lab enabling kids to explore the materials. The movie provide a history of Minneapolis. Everything is a must see!
  • This is a great place to bring your kids or your out of town guests. There is fun and education for all ages here. You get an interesting perspective on the history of the Twin Cities.
  • Very well done museum. The subject matter may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but there's a lot of interesting information in there, and it really connects with the history of the city. Plus the location right by the river and the Stone Arch Bridge makes for gorgeous views from the observation deck up top.
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