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Mingus Mill

Scenic grist mill and historical opportunity.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


The historic Mingus Mill was built in 1886 and continues to churn to this day. The historic structure provides for beautiful photo opportunities, especially in the fall. Step inside the mill and learn about the mill’s operations from a National Park Service interpreter.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Mingus Mill is in the fall when the historic mill is draped with fallen leaves and the weather is brisk and pleasant. Mornings are best to avoid crowds.

Things to Note

Not only is this a beautiful historic mill, but it is an operating grist mill and you can go inside and see how it works. Typically there is a Park Service interpreter on site to tell you all about the mill. In the winter yo might notice smoke coiling out of the old mill as the there is a wood fire crackling inside.

Mingus Mill | Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina

The Great Smoky Mountains Film

This film is the culmination of two weeks exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We chose Great Smoky Mountains as our second ever park film because of it’s extraordinary display of fall colors, it’s incredibly diverse wildlife population, and it’s prominence as the most visited national park in the country. This film was shot entirely in 4K UHD.


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Jim Pattiz

Co-Founder of More Than Just Parks. Filmmaker, Conservationist, Public Lands Enthusiast

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