AAA Editor Notes
Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., is housed within the ruin walls of the Washburn “A” Mill, once the largest flour mill in the world. Exhibits chronicle the people and industries that built Minneapolis and the city's instrumental role in flour milling from 1880 to 1930. The Flour Tower is a large elevator that slowly ascends and then descends a cross-section of the mill facility and features a 12-minute multimedia show with narration by former mill workers. Visitors also can take a cinematic tour of “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat,” make a splash in the Water Lab and sample freshly baked bread in the Baking Lab.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.