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Address: 1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Closed in winter, but still worth a stop

Mingus Mill is closed during the winter months. You can't go inside, but you can walk a few yards from the park area and see the outside of the mill. Even when it's not operating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
LanSluderBelize
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mingus Mill is closed during the winter months. You can't go inside, but you can walk a few yards from the park area and see the outside of the mill. Even when it's not operating, it's a great stop, just a short distance from the Oconaluftee entrance on the NC side.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place I have visited many times growing up and I wanted to share this experience with my children. It is very easy to find, as it is clearly marked. There is a small walk to get to the mill. Once we were there, they had people running the mill. They people running the demonstration were extremely friendly... More 

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Thank Whit_Snow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick stop on the way to Cherokee from Gatlinburg. We love history so this was a gem in the woods. We didn't get to go inside but the outside was really neat to explore.

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Thank Amie D
Waukesha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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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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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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