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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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A walk back in time

We recently visited this mill on our trip to The Smokies. It is still an operating mill. In fact be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Momkram
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Wildwood, Missouri
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Historical Mill

Originally built in 1886 by Sion Thomas Early took only three months to build. The mill uses a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff S
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Gainesville, Georgia
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“old mill” (18 reviews)
“water wheel” (14 reviews)
“grinding corn” (10 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Water powered grist mill grinding corn it is part of old time history as to how people survived than otherwise nothing Worth a stop only if you have time

Thank sorabh
Reviewed 16 October 2017

nice easy hike to an old fashioned working mill , a bit of nostalgia and history about the area just outside of cherokee

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a fantastic piece of history. It was very interesting to learn how the mill worked. I really enjoyed studying how it was all constructed. The water starts in a creek then into a flume that delivers it hundreds of feet downhill. Great place to...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

There is a short hike to the mill. Beautiful walk this time of year to see an old mill. The workers inside were very knowledgeable. Will stop by with my family next time

Thank dakotasouth
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a great place to stop and watch a historic mill in operation. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the mill. Inside, a mill worker will explain how corn is ground into cornmeal. Outside, a mill race carries water to...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This was a surprise stop on our trip. Stopped just for a bathroom but very glad we did. This is one of the most beautiful, well built mills I've ever seen. Not a mill with a large waterwheel but uses a turbine under the building...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Im so very glad they saved this and didnt try to get rid of it when they turned this area into a national park. Its interesting to see the mill and all that it use to do in the old days. Its also interesting to...More

Thank tinkerbsb
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