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Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675
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Ranked #9 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Parks, Outdoors
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What I enjoyed most about Yates Mill, is the scenery of the place, nestled along the pond the Mill just pops out at you like a jewel. The staff are very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend a tour, because the working of the Mill's grindstones and history is a highlight as you get to actually go inside the Mill.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went on a field trip here last month and it is such a neat place. They do a great job with the tour and the facilities are really nice. You can even buy some cornmeal made there!

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Charleston, SC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Loved it here! Visited while in town and it was a nice change of pace. Just a 10 minute or so drive from town and beautiful farm country all around. The park was lovely and the staff very helpful. Highly recommended.

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Apex, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you want a very scenic and unique walk through the park, this is the place. The museum is interesting and the mill is a great place to sit and have lunch. Bring a fishing pole and some worms and do a little fishing along the way.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We found this by "accident" and it was one of our favorite stops in Raleigh. If you like the outdoors and quiet trails, you should check it out. The visitor center closes at 5 but the grounds are open until sunset (I think the posted time was 7:30 p.m. when we were there 9/23). We walked down to the mill... More

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Denver, Co
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went with our grandchildren they were having a art show and other events. Very nice park. Very clean and the children liked the cows and the ice cream that was made there

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great example of a park being able to cater to all walks of life. There's an awesome trail for running, walking, photography or bird watching. There's also a slightly longer/higher trail for those with a need to get their hike on. The main building has bathrooms and educational fare for those wondering about how mills work. Then,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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 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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