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Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675
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Ranked #13 of 75 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Educational Sites
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

HAs theold mill which you can tour at a price. The rest is free. offers different types of hiking trails, overlooking the mill and a lake. Has a minor water fall and creek run off with small bridge to cross. HAs a few hands on pullies and grinding wheels for the kids with a little history lesson. Would diffenitly come... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely place to go for a walk. Wonderfully restored Mill with lots of beauty and history. Lots of spots that make for excellent pictures.

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Raleigh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Half of the park is closed down and the water drained for upgrades currently, but when it's fully operating the trails are great. The pond provides wonderful nature watching, birds and turtles particularly. The Mill is massive and very picturesque. Our son likes the viewfinders on the bridge over the pond and opposite the mill. There are very often professional... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The walking paths in the park are shady and relaxing. The visitor center has a lot of information about mills and how they work in addition to information about the history of the area. There are many nice places to take good photographs of the wildlife and the surroundings.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I went with a meet up group and really enjoyed this place. I am a history fan, so this really appeals to me. We enjoyed a guided tour and I learned a lot about the mill and the area. There is a historic tour in Raleigh that I did not know about until this tour. Everyone was very friendly and... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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217 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a very scenic place to walk and there are many opportunities for taking great pictures. We have never taken the tour but we have just walked around ourselves and taken our time soaking everything in.

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Durham, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a really nicely done park on the south side of Raleigh, and even on a wet, windy January day it was a fun place to visit. It's clearly designed to be an educational site, not only with the working water mill, but also to showcase flora and fauna around the mill pond. Three walks, all about one mile... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Was a wonderful place to spend the afternoon as a family. There are several walking trails and birding. Took some beautiful pictures of birds, old buildings, the mill, waterfall, farm equipment, etc. Inside, there is a little museum. Kids can play dress up from the olden days as well. Staff was extremely pleasant and helpful.

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Wake Forest NC
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great park. Wonderful history with a learning center and just a beautiful area to enjoy nature and take pictures. Really nice! We loved it.

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raleigh, nc
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a nice historical county park. As a photographer, I've done photo shoots out here as well as just taking some nice scenic shots. There are buildings to tour displaying old farm equipment, a cotton field, a wind mill and a water tower. Lovely grounds. Oh, there are horses and goats for the kiddos, and a learning center. Nice... More

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