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Sugar Mill Ruins

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Old Historical Florida

We went to a wedding of a friend's son and found this place historically interesting. There are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
KLEarnest
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Port Orange, Florida
TIME TRAVEL IS POSSIBLE AFTER ALL!!

It is hard to believe that anything in Florida is over 37 minutes old and quite surprising to walk... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
flathead62
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Savannah, Georgia
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“mission drive”(4 reviews)
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600 Mission Dr, Smyrna, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-8514
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 February 2014

First be aware that there are several sugar mill ruins converted to gardens in this general area. These are NOT the Dunlawton/Bongoland ruins and garden. That said, these ruins and the natural area surrounding are certainly with the effort to find them and a bit...More

6  Thank ssbrandes
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

There is not much to see at this site but the rest rooms are great. We stopped at this one and the Dunlawton Sugar Mills Garden - Port Orange (a few miles north) and that one has much more to see if you are really...More

3  Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to a wedding of a friend's son and found this place historically interesting. There are many sugar mill ruins in Volusia County and this was another intriguing one. It brought back memories of when my Husband and I were married at the ruins...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

It is hard to believe that anything in Florida is over 37 minutes old and quite surprising to walk the ruins and see things that are hundreds of years old. On these grounds, hundreds of years ago, there were hundreds of people involved in extracting...More

2  Thank flathead62
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed it you can learn alot there and it’s like hiking a little bit. You see parts of the sugar mills you see as you’re walking don’t palms and plant life and you’ll might even see different lizards

Thank Cassie Y
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Do you know how sugar was ground a long time ago? This place is a national site. Old Mission Road is named after this place. Quiet and serene.

1  Thank purpleiris2018
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I'm not one to just sitting on a beach and instead search out interesting historical finds. The Coquina Sugar Factory ruins is one of those places and would only be of interest for those who like history. The ruins are easy to find from the...More

3  Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I love finding small historical places off the beaten path. We had a beautiful, sunny spring day to explore and take pictures. The walking trail was very short. No way to get lost. The parking is free and the place is easy to find though...More

2  Thank GottaSmile_2010
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This place is neat to see, but we had the unfortunate situation of a couple that was acting suspicious and was asking us for money and then stayed by our car. We looked at two areas and decided to watch the odd couple that were...More

3  Thank JollyCruise
Reviewed 5 March 2018

this was quite intrested i love looking at history not kept up very well but interesing new smyrma beach

1  Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 2 March 2018

My husband (who uses a wheel chair) and I spent a very pleasant two hours touring this outstanding historic park like area. The machinery, old partial buildings and grounds were a real treat to explore. All the signage was good and very educational. The 17...More

3  Thank joy12Blairsville_GA
Reviewed 24 January 2018

A bit disappointing. Not well marked off the highway. The parking is for about 3 cars. The ruins are small, plan to spend an hour tops and that would include the nature path.

Thank Anita M
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Response from purpleiris2018 | Reviewed this property |
Of course. Dogs are required to be on a leash and ground can be a bit tricky for their feet!
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TallahasseeDan
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is wheelchair accessible.
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Kay H
17 January 2015|
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Response from shlmstr | Reviewed this property |
It's about 5 miles to the beach (Atlantic Ocean).
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