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Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

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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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  • We visited here at the recommendation of a park ranger that was stationed near the lock and dam, at Stone arch bridge. At first view, it sounds like a museum about the history of flour would be... 
    We visited here at the recommendation of a park ranger that was stationed near the lock and dam, at Stone arch bridge. At first view, it sounds like a museum about the history of flour would be...  more »
  • Since I'm a history buff, this was really enlightening. I learned so much about the making of flour, the reasons why the mills were located near running water, the machinery need to mill... 
    Since I'm a history buff, this was really enlightening. I learned so much about the making of flour, the reasons why the mills were located near running water, the machinery need to mill...  more »
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  • This is a children-centered small museum with fantastic views of the river from the observation deck on the 9th floor. There are many displays with good explanations. There is a children's water play table where they can dam up rivers to run turbines. It also had a nice outdoor space to eat.
  • This is a great museum. It's really well laid out with a lot of information and some interactive exhibits for kids. Definitely worth the visit, especially for the low ticket price. I learned a lot about the history of Minneapolis and the mills.

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