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Mingus Mill

1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
+1 865-436-1200
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Kids were not amused

The gentleman working at the mill wasn’t friendly and ignored us. The building was interesting. But... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Olivia O
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Troy, Michigan
via mobile
Very interesting

I would love to have visited during operating season. In spite of that, the signage was very... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Thomas A
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“old mill” (18 reviews)
“water wheel” (15 reviews)
“grinding corn” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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+1 865-436-1200
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"short walk"
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"water powered"
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"quick stop"
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"second floor"
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"great stop"
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"for sale"
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"parking lot"
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"worth a stop"
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"original site"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gentleman working at the mill wasn’t friendly and ignored us. The building was interesting. But walking along the flume and following it back to the creek was pretty cool. Us adults thought it was much more interesting than the kids.

Thank Olivia O
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I would love to have visited during operating season. In spite of that, the signage was very informative and there was plenty of things to explore.

Thank Thomas A
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The working part of the mill isn't open during the winter, but it still offers plenty of photo opportunities.

Thank Katrina N
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this mill on our trip to The Smokies. It is still an operating mill. In fact be sure to buy a batch of corn meal, To commemorate your visit. It sits down in a valley and just off a stream. The groves...More

Thank Momkram
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Originally built in 1886 by Sion Thomas Early took only three months to build. The mill uses a water-powered turbine instead of a water wheel to power all of the machinery in the building. Located at its original site. In 1968 the mill was fully...More

1  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Every time we are in the area we stop and get there stone ground white corn meal.We don.t care for corn bread with any other corn meal. This is an old mill well worth seeing and be sure to buy the corn meal.

Thank ARSANDI
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Water powered grist mill grinding corn it is part of old time history as to how people survived than otherwise nothing Worth a stop only if you have time

Thank sorabh
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

nice easy hike to an old fashioned working mill , a bit of nostalgia and history about the area just outside of cherokee

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a fantastic piece of history. It was very interesting to learn how the mill worked. I really enjoyed studying how it was all constructed. The water starts in a creek then into a flume that delivers it hundreds of feet downhill. Great place to...More

Thank Todd G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

There is a short hike to the mill. Beautiful walk this time of year to see an old mill. The workers inside were very knowledgeable. Will stop by with my family next time

Thank dakotasouth
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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
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