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Mabry Mill

Blue Ridge Pkwy., mi 176, Meadows of Dan, VA
276/952-2947
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Ridgeway, Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I agree with the other reviewers that you will definitely want your camera. There is a little winding path that takes you around to see the old mill, an old cabin from the 1800's that was moved here back in the fifties, many tools that were used - including a blacksmith shop, and even a little vignette on the far... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the most scenic places on the parkway. Make sure to make time to stop in for s bite to eat. There is a little walk through and plenty of places for pictures.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Definitely worth the stop along the way. Bring your camera! The park staff are informative and friendly.

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Candler
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We ate a good breakfast on the back porch then toured the mill exhibits. One ranger was making doing real woodwork making a chair by hand, another one was spinning wool, both gave very interesting history presentations. We loved it there! It was stepping back in time! Very magical, even entertained my 10 yr old grandson while learning some history.

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Santurce, PR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful place, especially for those who love photographs like me. My husband and I visited the Mabry Mill at mid September 2013 as part of our "Journey of Love". Some leaves were just beginning to change color, but it's a really beautiful place to visit if you are in the Blue Ridge Parkway. The day of our visit a band... More

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Qawra, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

loved learning about the bootlegging, the old mill is very pretty with demonstration of some of the old methods of ironmongery, milling corn and weaving. The café does an Ed's special which was lovely. the staff are very friendly and helpful

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Panama City, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great place to teach kids about life as they have never known it. I enjoyed walking my six year old around and explaining it to him. We watched someone canning a chair and a demonstration of spinning thread from wool. The view is one of Americas best postcards and the park staff were great to talk with.... More

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Chamblee, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a great stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway for history buffs. The mill was built in 1910 and used until about 1936 as a combination grist, saw, and woodworking mill. Everything appears to be left in place, as if it was shut down at the end of the day long ago, expecting to be started up the next... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice little break to get off the motorcycles, stretch and get out the good camera. This is the most photographed spot along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's a beautiful scene from generations past.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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84 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Riding along the Blue Ridge Parkway is gorgeous and a thrill, but one of the must-see stops is Mabry Mill. Here, you'll find a picturesque mill with many exhibits on rural life in Appalachia. The mill still works and churns the water downstream where I've always found ducks swimming around. All ages love the views and during fall, the surroundings... More

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