Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, sits the beautiful historic Mill City Museum. This museum is full of interesting history, fun things for the kids to do, giant pancakes, and even little bread samples from the Pillsbury kitchen lab. Take a short ride on the Flour Tower elevator, let the kids play in the room that has water tables and water experiments, and look out over Saint Anthony Falls and the Stonearch Bridge.

After your time in the museum, walk around back and check out the views of the Mississippi River and downtown skyline. You can see the Mill City Ruins Park, take a walk on the Stonearch Bridge and take in the mist of the Saint Anthony Falls. Snap a pic with the Gold Metal Flour sign located on top of the museum. It’s really a must!

The museum itself doesn’t have parking, but there is street parking and ramps across from the museum. I would allow 3 hours for the museum and a walk out back. We had only paid 2 hours parking and were almost running back to our cars. Definitely could have used more time!