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Address: 113 Bollinger Mill Road, Burfordville, MO 63739
Phone Number: 573-243-4591
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Description: Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the...
Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the rushing of a stream over a dam and bridges were covered. Visitors to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site can watch corn being ground into meal at the massive four-story mill that dates to the Civil War era and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Or they can stroll through the Burfordville Covered Bridge, one of just four covered bridges that remain in Missouri. The site’s rustic setting offers ample picnicking and exploration opportunities along the Whitewater River.
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Great area with preserved history

Great area to visit, the covered bridge and mill are a great attraction, the staff is very informative and knowledgeable of how the mill worked and can explain all the workings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Arkansas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great area to visit, the covered bridge and mill are a great attraction, the staff is very informative and knowledgeable of how the mill worked and can explain all the workings of the mill. When you walk in the mill house, it is like it is air conditioned, the staff say it is like that year round because of the... More 

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Omaha NE
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Bollinger Mill is so much more fun to visit during summer than fighting ice in the parking lot during the winter. This marked our second visit to the mill site this year. The first visit was late in the day on one of the coldest days in the Cape Girardeau area this year. The original mill was built by George... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We traveled to see the mill and covered bridge the last weekend of December. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy and rainy all weekend. The mill was cold but dry. Quite interesting to see how a mill operated in the 1800's. The covered bridge was also cold but dry. The bridge is well preserved and maintained.

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st louis MO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I visited this site on Monday afternoon. We paid extra for the full tour and were glad that we did. The covered bridge nearby was also very interesting.

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Washington, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped at the state historic site on our way back home from Tennessee. Well worth the stop. After spending the night in Cape Girardeau, We headed to the park on a Sunday morning,unfortunately, the mill was not open till noon and then only the first floor. The ground were will maintained and the bridge was in very good shape.... More 

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Clarksville
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A fantastic historical site! The mill has some wonderful history - pre and post civil war. There are even original "graffiti" markings on the walls. Our guide Holly was great! The facility is free but the tour of the top floors costs $5.00 but was worth it! The covered bridge is the oldest one left in the state. It is... More 

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Herculaneum, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Bollinger Mill and covered bridge are a must see. The history in both structures takes you back in time. The park adjacent is well kept and has the history of both are detailed on billboards. This covered bridge is the oldest in Missouri and the only one of its kind left in the state. Easy to find, just outside of... More 

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Cabool, Missouri
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We visited Bollinger Mill and Burfordville Covered Bridge with Friends, and loved it. We all took the Mill tour, went up 5 stories, and saw all of the original equipment used to mill flour, cornmeal, etc, then walked through the Covered Bridge and back. Lots of history in one stop.

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Fredericktown
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a location in Southeast Missouri that everyone should make the drive to see. Coming to visit here is like taking a step back in time. It looks like everything is just as it would have been during the days when a mill like this was in use. This place is a bit out of the way, but the... More 

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Paducah, KY
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I grew up in Southeast Missouri & yet I had never been to Bollinger Mill. I understand this is the only location in the United States that has a grist mill & a covered bridge right next to each other, so there's that. As a photographer I was really excited when I saw this. You can cross the covered bridge... More 

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