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A family favorite

I've visited the mill since I was a kid. We always went every year. My husband and I took our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Really historic

A look back into our past visiting this mill which still operates, although just for show. A very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Woody & Kathy L
Sun City, Arizona
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1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the mill since I was a kid. We always went every year. My husband and I took our children once when they were small so they didn't remember it. So this was our first visit in about 7 years. I don't think anything...More

Thank grayfamilyof4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history and engineering you may like it. It is a working corn mill. How they engineer the working parts with the water flow is impressive....glad we went.

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A look back into our past visiting this mill which still operates, although just for show. A very nice older man gave us the history of the mill and was very informative. Largest of the water turbine mills in the Great Smoky Mountain area. parking...More

Thank Woody & Kathy L
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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
Reviewed 1 May 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
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 3 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
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
Reviewed 31 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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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