Mill Ruins Park is Minneapolis' newest park, dedicated just a few weeks ago. The centerpiece of the park is the excavated foundations of several 19th century flour mills. The old mill races have been uncovered and restored so that the Mississippi flows through them once again.
The ruins are very picturesque, and there are several historical plaques that tell the story of how Minneapolis came to be. Construction is underway on an adjacent history museum, which will be housed in one of the old mill buildings.
Many of the old warehouses and mills along the river have been converted to upscale housing, offices, and hotels, making this a very attractive part of town.