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Address: 1/2 Mile North of Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

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Road trip with sisters

Had a good time got good pictures meet interesting people. The national park was beautiful this time of the year. And the drive was wonderful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time got good pictures meet interesting people. The national park was beautiful this time of the year. And the drive was wonderful.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When on the NC side of the GSMNP, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just north of the Oconaluftee Visitors Center you will see the road that leads up to Mingus Mill. It is a functional mill and the operation still makes actual ground corn meal and or grits. it gives you a glimpse into the life of the peoples that... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I had never heard of this mill until today. My husband and I had been traveling through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and saw the sign that read Mingus Mill. So glad we stopped to check it out! It was so interesting to walk on the property and to get to actually go inside the grist mill. There are... More 

Thank TreeKat
Corona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

An educational stop on our drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Just a short walk from the parking area, this is a great spot to learn about life in the Smokies and how corn and wheat became meal. The exhibits were hard to read because we were there in the early morning and it was dark in the... More 

Thank Mary G
Bridgewater NJ USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Easily marked and not far from the Visitor's Center near Cherokee. Great way to see the mill industry of the time. Great mill race that really shows how the water was channeled into the mill for power. You can purchase local cornmeal that was ground not there but in a nearby town. There are models of some of the machinery... More 

Thank giftedelaine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of history here... you can purchase flour and cornmeal that was ground at the mill, take beautiful pictures and take a short walk along the water. Fun, but it definitely doesn't take the entire day! An hour and a half at most, I would say.

Thank cinematic6
Mooresville, North Carolina, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I've ridden through this area many times but never stopped before. Just a short walk back the trail and you come upon a working grist mill from days gone by. This one is different in that it has a water powered turbine instead of the big water wheel. The flume carrying water to the mill is relaxing as you watch... More 

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bluegrass state
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on way from Cherokee to Gatlinburg. Quick stop. It was,a small walk up to the mill from the parking lot. If was of average steepness. The mill itself it nice. It had an old pot bellied stove it to keep the workers warm in the cooler months. The upstairs was the bolting machine and the grain cleaner.... More 

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Eastern NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This mill is just past the Welcome Center on the North Carolina side of Great Smokey Mountain National Park. There is a paved parking lot and after a very short hike you come to the mill. There are rhododendrons in the woods you walk through, and in the spring they will be beautiful. The water flume is still working bringing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Mingus Mill is a short walk upper trail from a public parking lot in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The mill is open for all to visit, and when we visited the mill had guides available to answer any questions and explain the history of the mill. The only real depressing part of our visit was seeing graffiti... More 

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