The world's largest mill -- the Washburn A. Mill -- ground enough flour in a day to make 12 million loaves of bread. The Minneapolis building now houses the Mill City Museum, which re-creates old-school flour production days with period equipment, railroad cars and a floor-by-floor tour in a giant freight elevator. The glass elevator rises from the rubble of Mill Ruins Park, with the iconic Gold Medal flour sign overhead.

20 Top Things to Do in the Twin Cities

The world's largest mill -- the Washburn A. Mill -- ground enough flour in a day to make 12 million loaves of bread. The Minneapolis building now houses the Mill City Museum, which re-creates old-school flour production days with period equipment, railroad cars and a floor-by-floor tour in a giant freight elevator. The glass elevator rises from the rubble of Mill Ruins Park, with the iconic Gold Medal flour sign overhead.

Northern Minnesota. My beloved Minnesota. There is nothing like renting a cabin in the woods and getting up early in the morning and sitting at a kitchen window with coffee and wating the sun come up over the lake. Great for getting back in touch with nature. I miss Minnesota so much.

Northern Minnesota. My beloved Minnesota. There is nothing like renting a cabin in the woods and getting up early in the morning and sitting at a kitchen window with coffee and wating the sun come up over the lake. Great for getting back in touch with nature. I miss Minnesota so much.

From Tofte to Grand Marais, explore state parks and pause in a one-stoplight county known for great dining: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/minnesota/north-shore/two-day-getaway-along-minnesotas-north-shore/ #minnesota #northshore #travel

Two-Day Getaway Along Minnesota's North Shore

From Tofte to Grand Marais, explore state parks and pause in a one-stoplight county known for great dining: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/minnesota/north-shore/two-day-getaway-along-minnesotas-north-shore/ #minnesota #northshore #travel

BWCA The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Northern Minnesota  #bwca

BWCA The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Northern Minnesota #bwca

Munsinger Gardens Munsinger Clemens Gardens: This well-known, beautiful garden park is located along the Mississippi River in St. Cloud

Munsinger Gardens Munsinger Clemens Gardens: This well-known, beautiful garden park is located along the Mississippi River in St. Cloud

Want to learn more about the @GreatRiverRdMN? Visit them online to find maps of the six distinct sections of the byway, information about events in the region, listings of events and attractions and much more.

Want to learn more about the @GreatRiverRdMN? Visit them online to find maps of the six distinct sections of the byway, information about events in the region, listings of events and attractions and much more.

Northern Minnesota, come fall time, is right pretty. Sawtooth Mountains, Outside Lutsen, Minnesota.

Northern Minnesota, come fall time, is right pretty. Sawtooth Mountains, Outside Lutsen, Minnesota.

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