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Historic Yates Mill County Park

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Address: 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919-856-6675
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Quiet park, informative, no pets allowed

As a pet family, that is one of the first things I think of when visiting somewhere. Because of the various wildlife within this park, they do not allow pets, so keep that in mind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

As a pet family, that is one of the first things I think of when visiting somewhere. Because of the various wildlife within this park, they do not allow pets, so keep that in mind when planning to visit. However, that said, we still love this park. Saturdays often have mill tours (going inside, seeing the process, asking questions about... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The interactive presentations are informative and educational. The old mill is a photographers delight.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Combine history, fishing and a walk in the woods..fun for the whole family. No pets allowed. Fishing ONLY on the long, wide bridge. Path around the lake is not paved, so not for those with walking problems. Photographers will like the historic mill. I betcha you make this a frequent family outing. MUST check out the great display inside the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a wonderful relaxing and scenic park with a great visitors' center and historic mill. Great walking trails around the millpond and down the creek. Tours of the mill are held most weekends during the spring, summer and fall, but be sure to check their website for schedule (small fee charged).

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Baton Rouge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A real working grist mill with corm meal to sell. Also a nice walk around a lake. 10 minuets from town center

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Buies Creek
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I love to visit this place. The scenery is so wonderful and peaceful. We feel relaxed each time we leave. They have good places to walk or jog. They also have a nice little museum on site. If you have time opt for the $5 tour of the mill. Very interesting!

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have good exhibits, but go on a day when they have the Mill open for tours. They walk you through the Mill and explain everything so well. My husband was so impressed that he came home and told everyone about it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to walk, usually with my camera! I am local to this park and visit regularly, I truly love it. I will advise that no pets are allowed as it is a wildlife refuge. The staff do an amazing job keeping people informed with local wildlife information via their Twitter and Facebook accounts. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Surprising to find this jewel next to NCSU animal farms. Come and see it. It's really worth it. Tours in March, we'll be back by then. Nice visitor center and beautiful pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spectacular oasis in the middle a busy road. You can walk the trails around the park or go by the mill. You are transported into the country even though you are right next to the road. The mill tours are very nice also. Great nature photos.

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