on sunday, lisa and i played tourist in minneapolis took a riverfront walking tour that originated at the mill city museum:
the museum itself is housed in the washburn “a” grain mill, which was mostly destroyed by a fire in 1991. they left parts of the building as-is. we learned a ton about the history of minneapolis, but i don’t want to ruin it for you: you’ll just have to take the tour yourself!
i really should have asked if the stars on the exterior of the north star woolen mill have a function… or if they are only decoration.
the highlight of our tour was the “flour tower” within the museum: you’re seated in a freight elevator, which stops on each floor for elaborate productions and recreations of mill life. when you reach the 8th floor, you can get out of the elevator and go onto the observation deck.
what a view! the afternoon really revived my love for minneapolis. thank you, lisa!