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Address: 1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

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Cool quick stop

This historic mill is a neat stop. There is a short trail along a long diversion ditch that still diverts water to the mill. The mill want running when we were there but you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rodney B
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Waukesha
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Waukesha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic mill is a neat stop. There is a short trail along a long diversion ditch that still diverts water to the mill. The mill want running when we were there but you can see how they got water to the mill via a long elevated wooden canal. If the building is open you can see a few relics,... More 

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Thank Rodney B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We've been here a few times. The last being when most of the park was closed due to fires. Still a scenic location even without Fall colors. Very short walk from the parking lot and a short drive to the visitor center.

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Thank Jon E
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Had a good time got good pictures meet interesting people. The national park was beautiful this time of the year. And the drive was wonderful.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

When on the NC side of the GSMNP, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just north of the Oconaluftee Visitors Center you will see the road that leads up to Mingus Mill. It is a functional mill and the operation still makes actual ground corn meal and or grits. it gives you a glimpse into the life of the peoples that... More 

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Thank Gene H
Bartlett, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had never heard of this mill until today. My husband and I had been traveling through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and saw the sign that read Mingus Mill. So glad we stopped to check it out! It was so interesting to walk on the property and to get to actually go inside the grist mill. There are... More 

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Thank TreeKat
Corona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

An educational stop on our drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Just a short walk from the parking area, this is a great spot to learn about life in the Smokies and how corn and wheat became meal. The exhibits were hard to read because we were there in the early morning and it was dark in the... More 

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Thank Mary G
Bridgewater NJ USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Easily marked and not far from the Visitor's Center near Cherokee. Great way to see the mill industry of the time. Great mill race that really shows how the water was channeled into the mill for power. You can purchase local cornmeal that was ground not there but in a nearby town. There are models of some of the machinery... More 

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Thank giftedelaine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of history here... you can purchase flour and cornmeal that was ground at the mill, take beautiful pictures and take a short walk along the water. Fun, but it definitely doesn't take the entire day! An hour and a half at most, I would say.

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Thank cinematic6
Mooresville, North Carolina, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've ridden through this area many times but never stopped before. Just a short walk back the trail and you come upon a working grist mill from days gone by. This one is different in that it has a water powered turbine instead of the big water wheel. The flume carrying water to the mill is relaxing as you watch... More 

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Thank Steven P
bluegrass state
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on way from Cherokee to Gatlinburg. Quick stop. It was,a small walk up to the mill from the parking lot. If was of average steepness. The mill itself it nice. It had an old pot bellied stove it to keep the workers warm in the cooler months. The upstairs was the bolting machine and the grain cleaner.... More 

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