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Mingus Mill - very interesting

First, for you photographers , a few notes: the Mill is as authentic as it can be, but the big Mill... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
paulvarner
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Jacksonville, Florida
Not what was expected

Having visted mills throughout NC and VA we were expecting more than this. It's more of just a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Maznblue
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

First, for you photographers , a few notes: the Mill is as authentic as it can be, but the big Mill Wheel is not always "activated", so don't plan on getting a classic shot of the Big Mill Wheel with water just a rushing over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulvarner
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Having visted mills throughout NC and VA we were expecting more than this. It's more of just a tourist stop in the GSM park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maznblue
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were on our way from Gatlinburg to Cherokee and came across this place. What a treat. If you love history, this is a great example of the old days when grist mills were everywhere. I loved the recreated raceway, I've never seen one that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stevegotl
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Arrived about 2 PM. Spent over an hour at the site. Docent cranked up the grist mill while we were there so we could watch the process of admitting water to the penstock, opening the throttle valve to the turbine and corn passing into the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grandpamarv
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting part of the Smokey Mountains history. It's fun to watch the mill operate and imagine what life was like when you couldn't run to the grocery store for your cornmeal. Beautiful scenery and a neat place to stretch your legs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The Mingus Mill is a great stop. This stop was actually a happy accident. We were driving by and decided to stop in to go to the restroom. So glad we did! As with most of the historical structures that we visited during our trip,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great stop on drive from Gatlinburg to Cherokee. Filled with history. Very innovative for its time. Easy accessibility, bathrooms at parking lot. Good place for whole family.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Justin C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This mill is not very crowded and is in a cool spot with lots of shade. It's relaxing to sit and listen to the water flow. Make sure to go inside and take a tour of the building.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank crystalm37
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a great stopping point to stretch your legs and check out a working turbine mill. They even sell some of the freshly ground corn and wheat in the mill.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TimbersHouse
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Mingus Mills is a must stop in the smoky mountains the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly the surroundings are peaceful and the history is amazing. Do yourself a favor and stop by this historic location and have some fun in the SMNP.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Bonnie M
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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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