welcome to the neighborhood

Mill District

In the Mill District, greenspace, culture, recreation, culinary offerings, and a rich academic life are all within reach, right on the edges of one of the country’s most grand waterways.

What’s in the neighborhood
Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is a center for theater performance, production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The concept of the theater was born in 1959 in a series of discussions between Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Oliver Rea and Peter Zeisler.

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum is a Minnesota Historical Society museum in Minneapolis. It opened in 2003 built in the ruins of the Washburn "A" Mill next to Mill Ruins Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Bushel & Peck

A bright and lively atmosphere, Mill City visitors, neighborhood residents and local businesses will enjoy this vibrant café for community gatherings. Diners will enjoy a lunch selection of organic salads featuring seasonal produce, cheese, and delightful dressings or indulge in our satisfying artisan burgers served on fresh, homemade buns. Early risers can jump-start the day with our organic and fair-trade coffee from our espresso bar.

Owamni by The Sioux Chef

Owamni by The Sioux Chef is a restaurant in Minneapolis featuring Native American foods, with a specific focus on the foods of the Dakota peoples whose sacred land on which we are standing. We prioritize purchasing from Indigenous producers and also support our diverse community of local food growers. Eliminating colonial ingredients such as wheat flour, dairy, and refined sugar to show the health and beauty of these ancestral flavors.

Mill Ruins Park

The goal of the development of Mill Ruins Park was to give park visitors a glimpse into the history of the mills in the area, which had been so important to the history of the city and the region. The park was opened to the public in 2001. In 2003 a 650-foot section of West River Parkway was converted to an oak plank road similar to the original plank road that spanned the canals which carried water back to the river after powering the mills. The park was completed in 2005.

Farmers Kitchen + Bar

Farmer-to-table is who we are. Entirely owned and operated by local farmers who make up the Minnesota Farmers Union, we believe every food produced and grown on Minnesota farms holds a story.

We are proud to bring the freshest, highest-quality food possible directly from family farms to your plate. By dining at Farmers Kitchen + Bar, you become an integral part of our farmer-to-table story and help support the livelihoods of family farmers across Minnesota.

Zen Box Izakaya

Zen Box Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant specializing in Ramen and Japanese Comfort Food. We are conveniently located in the Downtown Minneapolis Mill District within walking distance of the Guthrie Theater, US Bank Stadium, Stone Arch Bridge, and the Armory.

Gold Medal Park

Gold Medal Park is 7.5 acres carved out of the resurging energy of the riverfront Mill District in Minneapolis. Its distinctive design is intended to nurture contemplative moments and artistic awareness. A place for community gathering, the park offers stunning views of the cityscape and during evening hours, benches lit with blue LED lights add an ephemeral quality to the park experience.