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Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

113 Bollinger Mill Road, Burfordville, MO 63739
573-243-4591
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Clarksville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We love this spot, and always visit on our annual trip to Missouri. It is so peaceful here. Entering the beautifully preserved old mill is walking into another era. You may be greeted by Milly the cat as you explore. Tall trees shade the grassy picnic spot outside. Next door is a covered bridge you may walk across, and beyond... More

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Doniphan, Missouri
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

great historic site. has the old mill house and a covered bridge sitting on the same site. toured the old mill house, lots of old pictures and things to look at. love the covered bridge

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Missouri USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Has an original Grist Mill and you can take a free tour. Also there is a Covered Bridge built in 1860. Picnic area well kept.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The museum inside the historica ol mill is a learning lesson. There is one of few remaining covered bridges next to the mill over the Whitewater River. Beautiful site. Very nice park for a family picnic.

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Palm Harbor, Fl
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

A great place to go with your kids to show them how life was in the 'good old days'. They had many displays set up to view with old equipment, etc. The mill setting is very pretty with lots of places to take some great outdoor pictures.

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