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Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

4.6
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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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  • Wonderful, historic site that has a variety of exhibits that visitors can select from. Public restrooms are available on the main level. if you go on a Saturday, there is a fantastic farmers market th...  more »
  • Great place for kid's and adults. Very interesting presentation on many levels. Hands on and interaction with staff was grand. You will get a BANG out of it.  more »
  • We enjoyed this museum. It was full of groups of children and seemed to have many activities geared toward engaging them. Some of the displays seemed disjointed but overall one can learn interesting f...  more »
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  • When you walk up to the building from the river side you see the remnants of the fire that destroyed much of the original mill. When you walk inside you are greeted with the rebirth of the property. The collection is largely old Americana tied to the flour that was milled there. The flour tower is a great interpretative experience for the workers that milled flour there. After the tower you are treated to a great view of the locks and mill district. The museum was worth visiting. Might have to come back to host an event there for a unique venue.
  • All that you never knew you wanted to know about flour and flour milling.. The museum space itself is quite small, with essentially one large room containing most of the exhibits. Very good for young kids: two side rooms have something about baking and something involving water games. Funny little movie about the history of Minneapolis (although mostly aimed at locals). The building itself is very nice and the elevator ride up to the terrace with a nice view is fun (elevator has people seated to look at scenes on different floors, and makes its way up and down between these until it reaches the top).
  • Great place to visit for a short evening and you have a lot more in and around to do. The Flower Tower show was enjoyable and informative. End of the ride, you get to view the river 8 stories top and it’s a beautiful spot to take pictures with your family. There is a Bakery that cooks bread in front of you and have samples to taste. There is a 20 minutes movie that gives some history. We entered late after 3pm and they gave half rate as we might not be able do both Flower Tower and the Movie. Staff is very helpful and nice.
  • A very interesting museum where you can learn about flours. I like how they combine the old structure with the new glass structure inside it. The overlooking view is also something I really enjoyed. I think once in a while they also have something like bread making workshop or similar. Very educational.
  • It's a very pretty space. I enjoyed the 19 minute movie about the history of Minnesota and the elevator ride is really well done. The view over St. Anthony Falls is the big highlight. It's a good museum if you're just looking for a short visit, you can pretty much do it all in 2 hours.
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