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Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is a National Historic Landmark set on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. Hands-on, multi-sensory exhibits plus rooftop views of the Mississippi and St. Anthony Falls. Stop in the museum store and Mill City Cafe. Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 children (5-17), ages 4 and younger and Minnesota Historical Society members free.
Mill City Museum allows you to experience many elements of the historic Washburn A Mill, including the flour bins and milling machinery alongside modern amenities. Take a seat in the working elevator for an eight-story Flour Tower Tour and then learn about two great brands, Pillsbury and General Mills, and the familiar icons they created such as the Pillsbury Dough Boy and Betty Crocker. There might even be a fresh-from-the-oven treat to try in the Baking Lab. Enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River through the eight-story glass façade, then learn about “Minneapolis in ’19 Minutes Flat’” as local humorist Kevin Kling narrates a whirlwind look at the city’s history.