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Address: 325 State Road 138, Salt Lake City, UT 84074
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Historic Grist Mill Site Started by the Mormons - Benson Grist Mill

We went to the historical park - Benson Grist Mill. Its in Tooele. The mill has an interesting history to hear about. The mill was started in 1854 when Mormon Church Leader... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

We went to the historical park - Benson Grist Mill. Its in Tooele. The mill has an interesting history to hear about. The mill was started in 1854 when Mormon Church Leader Brigham Young requested that LDS apostle Eza Taft Benson build a gristmill to support the pioneer settlements in the area. At the site there are also other historical... More 

1 Thank mini
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

The home of the Benson Gristmill. Historic restoration of early L.D.S. (Mormon) settlers to the Tooele Valley Nice short drive from Salt Lake on the freeway (I-80)

1 Thank Randy W
Silverdale, Washington
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

This was an old grist mill that was used to grind grains. The staff has done a great job refurbishing the mill and other cabins on the site. There is also a blacksmith shop and an old schoolhouse. Lots of antiques in all he buildings as well. Nice place to visit.

1 Thank AF_Hiker
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

Saturday we had a chance to tour the Benson Grist Mill. We were amazed how so many things were still in great condition. There are numerous buildings that contain old pictures and items from the past. The Grist Mill itself is so amazing and well kept. Upon arrival the area was buzzing with children and parents enjoying some kind of... More 

5 Thank Rosalie H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

First of all, this is not in Salt Lake, it is in Stansbury Park, near Tooele, about 30 miles west of Salt Lake City. This amazing historic site is near my fathers house where we visit regularly. Our entire family so loves it here that Dad now volunteers doing tours and fixing/repairing in his spare time. Every visit you will... More 

3 Thank Julie B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The grist mill and various outbuildings have been restored by local people who care about the area's history. Unlike a lot of museums it is possible to really get a feel for the buildings and the early valley settlers who lived in them. Some of the buildings have been carefully moved from their original sites so that visitors can see... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

I went there with my daughter and her two children on a day when they were having a special event. This is located west of Salt Lake. They had some activities set up for the children. We went on one of the free tours of the mill before we headed for home. I don't know if they have tours scheduled... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

I have seen dozens of grist mills, mill stones, and water wheels but it was not until I visited this site that I truly understood how a grist mill works because all the working parts are there! The grist mill is full of rollers, sifters, grain elevators, bug sorters, etc. all in their original place. It is like walking through... More 

5 Thank lowlander46
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

We were the only ones visiting this site so had a personal tour by a charming lady. It is a collection of buildings from the Pioneer days plus a superb old mill. They have even built a replica of the workings of the mill. Would recommend a visit here to everyone.

4 Thank SWeaver12

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