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Graue Mill & Museum

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Address: 3800 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2738
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+1 630-655-2090
10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frankfort, Illinois
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Frankfort, Illinois
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 intimate setting. The bottom floor where you see the inner workings of the gristmill is... More 

Thank Suero20
Western Springs, Illinois
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74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 green and animals in the summer. A great place to walk on your own -... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 distance based upon your route. I haven't attended the Museum in years but it's a... More 

Thank Keith B
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64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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. The Mill gets rented out often for weddings, parties, and reunions, and they always look... More 

Thank Alexis G
Hinsdale, Illinois
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 day here, unless you plan on taking along the beautiful Fullersburg Woods Trail (which I... More 

Thank boone5
Hinsdale, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 recipes. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Jennifer L
La Grange, Illinois
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160 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Easy afternoon hike around the water with a nice nature museum off one of the parking areas down from the Mill.

Thank funfamily5
Norfolk, Virginia
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144 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spent a pleasant afternoon seeing the displays inside the historic mill (docents are knowledgable and friendly) and hiking the surrounding trails. Worked up an appetite - had a lite meal next door at the York Tavern. Their burgers are justly famous.

Thank John K
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The grounds are well kept and restoration work has kept this jewel a beautiful and historical landmark. Enjoy nature along the flowing river and beautiful dam.

Thank Lainie H
La Grange Park, Illinois
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111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stopped by here with my niece and her friend from school and they even enjoyed it. We had a very nice older gentleman walk us through the tour and he was so good it was like a private guide. He was very easy to listen to and always made sure we were kept busy and asked us questions too.

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