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

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The original Way To Get Flour

A short walk brings you here and as you watch, you will see how flour was made many,many years ago. This is still operating every day and you can purchase the milled flour and... read more

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Paul G
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short walk brings you here and as you watch, you will see how flour was made many,many years ago. This is still operating every day and you can purchase the milled flour and cornmeal directly from the mill. ( you may also purchase at the welcome centre ) The only note of caution is, IF YOU ARE FLYING HOME... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice mill you can view with just a short hike to it. There's plenty of good mill views and water often falls off the mill to make some waterfalls and rainbows. You can also walk up the creek and see how water was diverted to the mill. This area is located just a half mile from the Oconaluftee Visitor's Center... More 

Thank dasandman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were quite a few people there when we stopped by. Lots of history posted about the location. It's still operable, which is impressive! They the sell corn meal in side. It's so peaceful there, so make a little time to wander around and relax.

Thank Ashley A
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really interesting to see this mill in operation. It is used to grind corn into corn meal, which they then sell in the visitor centers. We were able to look around inside, and even go underneath to see more of how things worked! Such nice people staffing this area, too.

Thank Ann G
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth a quick stop. It is not far off the main road and a short walk from the parking lot. It served as something fun for the kids to look at on a day that both mom and day were not feeling that great and were not up for a long adventure. It pairs nicely with the Oconaluflee... More 

Thank MEKA221
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the cemetery from the 1800s. It is about 2.5 miles steady up the hill from the parking lot and a nice hike through the woods. We found it fascinating to see a cemetery in the middle of the forest. The trail is pretty wide all the way to where it splits to the cemetery than it becomes... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came up on this while in the area during the winter season. Loved seeing this and will come back during the summer months. Worth the stop.

Thank jweith
Bryson City, North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I was meeting friends in Cherokee and decided to visit a favorite spot, Mingus Mill. Season hasn't opened so I wasn't sure what I would find.

Thank mjo633
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Mingus Mill is closed during the winter months. You can't go inside, but you can walk a few yards from the park area and see the outside of the mill. Even when it's not operating, it's a great stop, just a short distance from the Oconaluftee entrance on the NC side.

Thank LanSluderBelize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a place I have visited many times growing up and I wanted to share this experience with my children. It is very easy to find, as it is clearly marked. There is a small walk to get to the mill. Once we were there, they had people running the mill. They people running the demonstration were extremely friendly... More 

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