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Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

113 Bollinger Mill Rd, Burfordville, MO 63739-9051
+1 573-243-4591
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Get lost somewhere in time...

We stop here every chance we get, just to see the awesome beauty of this old grist mill, and... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Butterflydays
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
There aren't very many places like this anymore

Bollinger has preserved a mill and a covered bridge, a combination that is all-too-rare. This... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Kathy D
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the rushing of a stream over a dam and bridges were covered. Visitors to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site can tour the massive four-story mill that dates to the Civil War era and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Or they can stroll through the Burfordville Covered Bridge, one of just four covered bridges that remain in Missouri. The site’s rustic setting offers ample picnicking and exploration opportunities along the Whitewater River.
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113 Bollinger Mill Rd, Burfordville, MO 63739-9051
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We stop here every chance we get, just to see the awesome beauty of this old grist mill, and covered bridge. A very relaxing place to spend some quality time with your family.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Bollinger has preserved a mill and a covered bridge, a combination that is all-too-rare. This place is remote, so get good directions, both to and from. I enjoyed the drive through the countryside.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Nice drive through a small town to the site. A neat old mill and covered bridge. I love the sound of the water rushing. One time the mill/gift shop was open and it's interesting inside. If you like history, drive out there.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Almost to cold outside to really enjoy our experience. The walk through the bridge blocked the wind. It would be a great place for picnics during any other season. The “historic” Cat liked the attention.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We went while staying in Cape Girardeau. Staff was friendly and you can see the oldest covered bridge in MO too. There was a little antique shop nearby as well. A self guided tour is in the first floor and you csn go downstairs too....More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We enjoyed a nice afternoon drive out to this beautiful old mill and covered bridge. Also, has a nice park with picnic tables.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've been to the Bollinger Mill several times, often visiting when we take a family trip to Southeast Missouri. As a photographer, this is a very special site. Photo opportunities are vast --- the outside and inside of the Mill, the Covered Bridge, the waterways,...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a beautiful Missouri State Historic Site. The Burfordville Covered Bridge was the first covered bridge built in Missouri. It was started before the Civil War and was completed in 1868. It has been restored and you can walk it to observe the construction....More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

I grew up in Cape Girardeau and we used to go out to Bollinger Mill for picnic lunches when I was a kid. I moved away a long time ago but came back recently to meet up with a friend. We brought our kids out...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We enjoyed a pretty summer drive out to this Historic Site. You can view an old mill, and a covered bridge at same site. Well kept park and grounds. There is even an old cemetery toward the back of the park, but we didn't have...More

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