Mill City Museum. Original, eclectic, spectacular.
The striking Mill City Museum was built on the banks of the Mississippi River, amid the ruins of the old Washburn A Flour Mill, a National Historic Landmark. In 2001, major renovations brought the 120-year old building into the 21st century. The award-winning architectural design combines relics of the mill’s past with modern steel, brick and wood to create a contemporary, industrial space that beautifully preserves the building’s historic integrity. Weathered masonry walls frame a delightfully unpretentious 100 x 100 foot outdoor courtyard, with other spaces in the building boasting a similarly industrial feel, allowing room for up to 1000 guests. For all its raw authenticity, Mill City Museum is a modern charmer.