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Mill City Museum

704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
+1 612-341-7555
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
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“flour tower” (149 reviews)
“flour mill” (104 reviews)
“city museum” (127 reviews)
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704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2163
Downtown
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+1 612-341-7555
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We took my niece and her two young sons to this museum last fall and they loved it. It is right on the Mississippi River, where the flour mills (Pillsbury, General Mills, etc) were originally built for river transport. Minneapolis (City of Waters) became famous...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth the entrance fee and the views of the river are gorgeous. You'll get to hear from real mill workers and maybe even see a flour dust explosion 💥! After you visit, exit through the back and walk along the river.

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum is very interesting and has lots of stuff to look at. I have always been fascinated by Minneapolis History.

Thank Bjorne3888
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A dear friend recommended we visit, and we're very, very glad she did. It's right alongside the Mississippi River, on the site of what had been a huge flour mill, back in the day--but it turns out flour dust can explode, big-time, so they had...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

MCM is a lesser known museum in the Twincities. However, it is as good as the others. It is a great place to visit if you have small kids. Interactive exhibits are wonderful and a great learning experience.

Thank RNA-MN
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were curious to know why a big part of the local economy had fallen and found that the flour mills along the Mississippi were moved further in-State after the mills exploded.

Thank The_one_sent_for
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Interesting history and a fantastic job of rehabbing the original building. The museum itself is very small. The "Flour Tower" is probably the best part of the museum. I would rate this between "Average" and "Very Good" if I could. The gentleman giving us the...More

Thank gypsymamma
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Take a fascinating trip in time to see how Minneapolis became the mill city. It's worth returning a time or two to catch it all.

Thank minn_traveler612
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a surprising gem - surprising to me at least. I expected it to be a cool place to visit but was really impressed with the experiential nature of it all. Especially good for elementary aged kids to learn and explore.

Thank NKRice
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Minneapolis is nicknamed "Mill City" because it was home to flour mills along the Mississippi River in what is now, downtown Minneapolis. There is so much to see in this museum! There is a really well done short movie by the extraordinary storyteller, Kevin Kling,...More

Thank Skorch
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ree923Chicago
Hello, my daughter and I are going to the museum for the Fourth of July (museum & fireworks), so we'll be there all day and most of the night. What is the best place to park as far as safety, price, etc. She's 10 and I don't want to be wandering the streets to get back to my car too late.
11 June 2015|
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Response from Mike_Edina | Reviewed this property |
Parking may be a challenge on the 4th, but the city has a ramp directly across the street with 324 spaces. We have used it recently when the on-street parking was blocked by construction. There is no attendant so you need to... More
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