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Marvelous working mill

Arrived about 2 PM. Spent over an hour at the site. Docent cranked up the grist mill while we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mechanicsville, Maryland
Mingus Mill ... Best part of History

Very interesting part of the Smokey Mountains history. It's fun to watch the mill operate and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James S
Mulga, Alabama
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1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived about 2 PM. Spent over an hour at the site. Docent cranked up the grist mill while we were there so we could watch the process of admitting water to the penstock, opening the throttle valve to the turbine and corn passing into the...More

Thank grandpamarv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting part of the Smokey Mountains history. It's fun to watch the mill operate and imagine what life was like when you couldn't run to the grocery store for your cornmeal. Beautiful scenery and a neat place to stretch your legs.

Thank James S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The Mingus Mill is a great stop. This stop was actually a happy accident. We were driving by and decided to stop in to go to the restroom. So glad we did! As with most of the historical structures that we visited during our trip,...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great stop on drive from Gatlinburg to Cherokee. Filled with history. Very innovative for its time. Easy accessibility, bathrooms at parking lot. Good place for whole family.

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This mill is not very crowded and is in a cool spot with lots of shade. It's relaxing to sit and listen to the water flow. Make sure to go inside and take a tour of the building.

Thank crystalm37
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a great stopping point to stretch your legs and check out a working turbine mill. They even sell some of the freshly ground corn and wheat in the mill.

Thank TimbersHouse
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Mingus Mills is a must stop in the smoky mountains the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly the surroundings are peaceful and the history is amazing. Do yourself a favor and stop by this historic location and have some fun in the SMNP.

Thank dawgonpadfoot
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Great quick stop off the main thoroughfare through the park. Good stop for historical as well as mechanical minded individuals. Store sells the cornmeal and flour they grind as an interesting edible souvenir you can bring home.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The Mingus Mill was neat to visit after the visitor's center. My family with two teenagers enjoyed the short walk to the mill and touring the inside of the 3-story building. There was a person working the mill and selling the cornmeal. I thought that...More

Thank dyweena
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I've visited the mill since I was a kid. We always went every year. My husband and I took our children once when they were small so they didn't remember it. So this was our first visit in about 7 years. I don't think anything...More

Thank grayfamilyof4
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Bonnie M
3 April 2018|
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Response from sorabh | Reviewed this property |
However, Daily between 9AM to 5PM (Mar-Nov), Water flows down a millrace to the mill , Working Cast Iron Turbine and demonstration of the mill by a Miller