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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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interesting old mill

This is a gem of a historic site. How the mill is set up and operates is quite interesting. Well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
doughboysigep
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Delhi, New York
Perfect Display Of Old Flour Mill

A half hour's visit at the Mingus Mill on Route 441 proceeding up the Smokey Mountains is a must... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Robert V
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Ave Maria, Florida
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of a historic site. How the mill is set up and operates is quite interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank doughboysigep
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A half hour's visit at the Mingus Mill on Route 441 proceeding up the Smokey Mountains is a must stop. Here the NPS has refurbished the old mill, staffed it with authentic old mill workers, and presents truly a step back 150 years to the...More

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

My wife and I went and walked around the old building for a bit. It is a beautiful building. The mill wasn't operating at the time (apparently it is at some points because one of the workers talked like it was broken and they were...More

Thank kdeezy01
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

An amazing piece of mountain history. Love the old mill, stones out front, the river. We loved it so much we actually visited twice in one weekend.

Thank Beeson13
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 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 30 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

2  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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Bonnie M
2 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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