Mill City Museum

Row 1

704 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 341-7555
History Museum, Historic Site
Mon–Sat: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM Sun: Noon–5:00 PM

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  • Completed in 1880, the Washburn A Mill was declared the world's largest flour mill. It was nearly destroyed by fire in 1991, and after the city cleaned the rubble, it was converted into this museum.
  • $5.00 concerts every Thursday in August in the Ruins!
  • Did you know? At one time, the mill was the largest and most technologically advanced in the world - at its peak it could grind enough flour for 12 million loaves of bread in a day.
  • The flour tower is a sweet freight elevator ride with snippets of history. To top it off a view of the falls, and stone arch bridge from the 9th floor.
  • Don't miss the Flour Tower!
  • Check out Minneapolis in 19 minutes flat! Great little history movie starring Kevin Kling! Very cool museum also.
  • Check out the Sat morning farmers market, Mill City Ruins, and Guthrie's "Bridge to Nowhere." Then walk across the Stone Arch Bridge to St. Anthony Main. Awesome views.
  • After riding the freight elevator/theater up the observation tower, watch "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat," a funny history of the town.
  • Not what you'd expect. This should be the first place you go if it's your first time in Minn. Their tour is phenomenal and their staff has a plethora of knowledge. A perfect slice of Americana.
  • Eat samples at the kitchen, they are really tasty! (by the Flour Tower enterance)
  • Ask for the National Parks Passport stamp at the gift shop desk. Ask for the second (old) one, too, if they don't get it out. And if you don't already collect National Park stamps, by all means start!
  • Spend a warm night among the ruins at the museum's summer courtyard concert series.
  • You shouldn't get confused, this is not one of the Koch brothers
  • Great tour, beautiful view and wonderful history lesson
  • Take the elevator to the 8th floor, beautiful view and pretty interesting stories on your way up!
  • The Flour Tower is an absinthe look into history. And the views of St Anthony Falls and surrounding area are breath-taking!
  • Learn how old mills made flour from wheat. There are hands-on exhibits and a baking lab.
  • The minnesota in 19 minutes video show is incredible. Hilarious and informative, by a local comedian and playwright. Don't miss it.
  • this is just cool to see
  • Learn about what was once the worlds largest flour mill. Nice views of the river with games and interactive exhibits. Flour was a big part of Minneapolis's history, $10/adult & $5/kid.