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Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675
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Ranked #15 of 75 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Educational Sites
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

They have had activities that were somewhat interesting, but over all, pretty boring. There is a fake grinding house museum in the welcome center, a pond, and you can take tours of the mill

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Apex, North Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I love to get out on Sundays and go hiking and I love to take pictures so he decided to take to the nearby Yates Mill park..and it was a good call on his part. The park sits on 174 pristine areas and includes a pond..hiking trails..a restored grist mill (the only remaining one in Wake country)... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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