Mill City MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, 55401, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6123417555
- Ticket Price: 11 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
This is a historical Society Museum that was built in 2003 on the ruins of the Washburn ‘A’ Mill. This was a flour mill that was considered as the largest in the world after it was established. It was a symbol of the industrial growth in the city. The museum stresses on the growth of the city, especially flour milling and on the other industries that used to utilize the water power of the St. Anthony Falls.
The whole tour of the museum is a show in which you get to know the history of Minneapolis and the large flour milling industry here. There is everything from a water lab, baking lab and mill machinery.
- There is a flour tower in the center in which there is a freight cab where you will sit. This will take you on a tour of the different floors of the museum. The floors of this museum resemble exactly that of the flour mill. The additional effects are the voices of the workers who worked in the museum.
- After this you will be able to exit from the 8th floor where the friendly staff will tell you all about the factory and mill machinery.
- The 9th floor is the most beautiful. It is a deck from where you can get the perfect view of the St. Anthony Falls.
- The Mill City music event is organized every year in the ruin area of the museum. This features bands of various genres from the twin city itself.
- Events and workshops are organized throughout the year. Check the website prior to your visit.
- USD 9 (for senior citizens and students with ID).
- USD 6 for the age of children between six to seventeen.
- Free for the children below 5 years and members.
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55.53% of people who visit Minneapolis include Mill City Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
87.23% of people start their Mill City Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mill City Museum
74.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mill City Museum
Very interesting. Nice synopsis of Minneapolis' history. Grew up using Gold Medal flour and Bisquick. So it's nostalgic. Staff was welcoming and polite. Lots of hands on stuff for kids, very interactive. And views from the Tower are amazing. Nice deli for eats and gift shop. The gift shop offers quality items in a span of price ranges. Purchased a really cute apron (practical) for $19. A must visit if travelling to the Twin cities.
I loved this museum. However there was a lot of walking and stairs that would be difficult for the handicapped. They have a super cool huge elevator that takes you to the upper floors with dialogue and video that was informative and fun. There was magnificent views of the river and city. I had no trouble finding the museum and the parking was great. I think people of all ages would enjoy this museum.
Mill City Museum was very informative on the history of the area. I liked going through the ruins of the old mill and seeing the film and elevator presentations. There is a lot to do here and seems like it is appealing to anyone interested in history.
Wow! Picked this museum on a whim because it looked interesting and we were blown away!! The Flour Tower ride is like being transported back in history, the views from the top are breathtaking, hands on water power activities is great for kids and adults, and the exhibits are well put together! On top of it all the baking lab makes everything smell great! They also had a Minneapolis in 19 Minutes movie that was funny and informative. Not the biggest space-wise of museums but we spent several hours here! Not to mention all the cute Minnesota and baking themed items in the gift shop!
If you like history, this is a great place to go. The Flour Tower was informative and fun. The observation deck provides a great view of the Mississippi. The staff/volunteers were all helpful and knowledge.