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Pine Creek Grist Mill

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Address: 1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone Number: (563) 263-4337
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A gem for engineers!

The mill was open and we explored everything! I must admit that as an engineer I am fascinated by the technology that the owner assembled there in the 19th century. Everything had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
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36 reviews 36 reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The mill was open and we explored everything! I must admit that as an engineer I am fascinated by the technology that the owner assembled there in the 19th century. Everything had to be shipped from Europe to Muscatine and then somehow moved to that place and assembled. If you have time, find the overview of how it works.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was very Beautiful, great photo ops. The Visitor center was not open when we were there, but really enjoyed it a lot. Great place to have a picnic and take some Great photos

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Quad Cities USA
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37 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Grew up camping out here with Boy Scouts. Sandstone bluffs and plenty of trails for good hiking. And, as others have already pointed out, the grist mill is an interesting photo op. Great spot for a picnic or an all-day outing.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

As a child I lived 2 miles from the mill. Every year we had a "last day of school" picnic in Wild Cat Den, and usually toured the Mill and walked the trails. It was living history. Vandals and time did a number on the mill. I remember going for Sunday drives with my family. I enjoyed driving over the... More 

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Muscatine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There's a great hands-on tour. Just make sure it will be open. The view is really great. Worth the trip.

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Muscatine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a picturesque place especially during the winter or during the fall when the trees show their colors. Try to catch the Mill when it is operation on special events. Tours are available inside the mill and you can actually watch wheat being milled. During the tour you may be offered a free bag of ground wheat.

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Muscatine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful historical buildings and beautiful scenery are in abundance. Rumor has it that John Wilkes Booth lived out his final days there and is buried there. But those are just rumors.........aren't they?

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Muscatine, Iowa
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We live in Muscatine, and frequently visit Wildcat Den State Park and the Pine Creek Grist Mill. Although we have toured the grist mill several times, I always find it interesting! There is also a one-room schoolhouse on the property, which is fascinating--especially since I am a teacher. This is a great place to bring kids or just to get... More 

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Merced, California, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

They were not open for tours when we were there but we got some very nice pictures. It is hard to find so use a navigation unit and ask for directions.

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Ohio USA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
86 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Here's a place you can not only have an in depth look at industrial and agricultural history, you can also cool your feet in the river, have a picnic, and take a trip to yesteryear by browsing through the one-room school house also on the grounds of this park. The 3-story wooden mill is full of artifacts and photos and... More 

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