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Historic Yates Mill County Park

Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919-856-6675
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Ranked #9 of 57 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Educational Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great spot for photography, a picnic, or an afternoon walk! The mill is beautiful, and nature and animals are found throughout the trails around the property. A fishing pier and little dock overlook the water.

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Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

So glad we stopped here, only wish we could come back in warmer weather to do all the other activities they offer. We visited the Mill and the kids watched the video to learn how it used to operate. They were also able to dress up in period costume which was lots of fun. Great view from the back deck... More 

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New Delhi, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you love nature, there is plenty of it here. Lake, trails, dam, waterfall and yes, the old mill. Take a tour.

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Not far from the city off of Lake Wheeler Road is an operational grist mill. They have monthly workshops for the younger ones, a beautiful lake with a dam which is great for photographers. A fishing pier. A wildlife haven. Clean restrooms, picnic areas, classroom. Bring your own snacks.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a nice place to relax and take a hike with nature. We came in the summer and it was hot, but I cant wait to visit next fall once we move to the area. I could just imagine how great the fall foliage is while walking around the lake and mill.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
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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