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Mingus Mill

1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
865-436-1200
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See the past

See a working mill grinding corn for cornmeal . Grandkids enjoyed seeing the corn being ground... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nomore087
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Naples, Florida
Just a quick stop

I live in the area of Mingus Mill so I enjoy taking pictures of the building, flume and millrace... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mjo633
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“old mill” (16 reviews)
“water wheel” (13 reviews)
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1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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865-436-1200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See a working mill grinding corn for cornmeal . Grandkids enjoyed seeing the corn being ground . Als , clean restrooms near parking lot .

Thank nomore087
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the area of Mingus Mill so I enjoy taking pictures of the building, flume and millrace. It is open 12 months a year but the actual season is that the building opens in April and closes after Thanksgiving. During that time there...More

Thank mjo633
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit and see a mill in action, you don't get to see that a lot. The guide was knowledgeable and very nice. I loved being able to buy cornmeal that had been milled there.

Thank TimelessParanormal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little stop on the NC side of the Smokies. You can tour the old mill and see how it works. Bought some corn meal to help out the park. Friendly and informative folks working in there.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a historian I love to visit mills. We always stop at this functioning mill. You should stop here and get a bit of a feel for the old days.

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 9 June 2017

A visit to Great Smokie Mountains National Park is a must. We stopped at Mingus Mill. It is an old grist mill dating back to the 1800s. It works off a sluice system, not a water wheel. The original equipment for grinding and separating the...More

Thank Shatzymaus
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This historic mill is powered by a stack of water pressure, rather than the water wheels you might associate with old mills. The long race way is hypnotic to watch. Go underneath and inside the mill to really appreciate the mechanics that are involved. We...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We learned so much at this mill. We got to see the mill in operation and watch as the helpful staff changed the course of the flow of water. We spent an hour or more here. A must do during hours of operation

Thank S F
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Though it could use some repairs, this old mill shows you how grain was ground in the past. Without electricity. The diversion and waterway are pretty intact. The old mill house is in marvellous condition. Just great

Thank William O
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This was a great mill to see in action. The person working in there was so informative and really educated us on the history of the mill and the workings of it. It's impressive how it works and that it still works all these years...More

Thank Elizabeth F
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