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Graue Mill & Museum

3800 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2738
+1 630-655-2090
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I have been here many times over the years. I never realized the trial and errors that our... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Green oasis

I took the kids for a bike ride here and the place is great. Paved and limestone paths, several... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Villa Park, Illinois
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3800 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2738
+1 630-655-2090
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I have been here many times over the years. I never realized the trial and errors that our forefathers had to go through to live. Watching the caretakers using the grinding stones, powered by a waterwheel to crush the oats, was fascinating. Observing the weavers...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I took the kids for a bike ride here and the place is great. Paved and limestone paths, several bridges, it has about everything for a quick escape into nature. Pavilions are scattered around the park which are typically well maintained.

Thank onecoolraisin
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I've been going to graue mill for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, the best attraction was always the museum with the spinning water wheel and the "giant waterfall". The wheel no longer spins due to preservation, but it's still very...More

Thank Abbycundiff
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just went to an art show event there and enjoyed the grounds, etc. A nice area of nature and green in an area where it is busy with popular area of the Western suburbs in the Chicago area.

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 30 March 2017

When I first started teaching, we went on field trips to the mill every year. However, our numbers became high and they could no longer accommodate such a large group. Definitely take your kids here, there is so much history and it is such an...More

3  Thank Suero20
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Such a beautiful place any time of year! I have been able to enjoy the leaves changing in the fall, the fresh snow falling during the winter, the buds and flowers just starting to come up in the spring, and of course the abundance of...More

1  Thank lisa_ann201
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a gorgeous nature area to run or walk Graue Mill is a great place. There is a great path that loops you aroud back to the car. Roughly about 6km but there are multiple ways to increase or shorten the...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I love Graue Mill, and the area surrounding it. Whether you're visiting the suburbs or you live out here, Graue Mill is a great spot to visit. It used to be stop on the underground railroad, so the history of the building is super important....More

Thank Alexis G
Reviewed 10 December 2016

To think that this place once actually held underground railroad slaves is pretty cool, and to think that this place is still around and looks as beautiful as it is? I would recommend as a fishing spot, but do not plan to spend the whole...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Graue Mill is a wonderfully maintained, rare opportunity to enjoy the history of our area. It's a step into the past. I highly recommend it to both adults and children. And don't forget to pick up a bag of freshly ground corn meal, with...More

Thank Jennifer L
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Hector Q
6 November 2016|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
The hiking trails are on either side of the river - a relatively short walk - many points to stop and watch the waterfowl. At the car parking area, there is a large, mounted map of the area showing the mill, historic... More
Carolyn G
14 August 2016|
Response from Gemuse4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes along the salt creek up to fullersburg woods nature center and beyound