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Old Mill Park

Mill Valley, CA
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Mill Valley
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Restored, historic sawmill turned park, site of annual Mill Valley Arts Fest.
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Mill Valley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Darkened by thick, enormous Redwood Trees and a trickling creek, in Old Mill Park, the Library is home to Mill Valley’s history of the Miwok Indians, settlers, homesteaders, the lumber mills, and the old railroads. Old Mill Park, directly outside the Library, is a quiet and serene place for a picnic lunch or for a peaceful respite. Off of Throckmorton... More

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Mill Valley, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This little park is an enclave of nature in the middle of town, and easy walk from downtown, and an ideal place to either take the kids for the playground or to bring yourself for some quiet solitude. Redwood trees are the key feature of this great park, although the Mill Valley Fall Arts Fair is a highlight at the... More

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Mill Valley, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
20 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not that many parks in the world where you can push your kid, or grandkid on a swing and then look up and be awed by the redwood trees! Two play areas, restrooms, picnic tables...and the beautiful public library adjoining. Also trails leading over streams into the redwoods for older kids too. The Dipsea Steps are not far from the... More

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Mill Valley, California
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Kids love it because of the natural setting in the Redwoods with Old Mill Creek. There is a great variety of fun equipment...swings, climbing things, bridges to involve all. picnic tables, bathrooms and water are all present

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Mill Valley
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I walk here with my dog almost every day. There's really no other small town park quite like it, and the library is built right into it! And once a month, the library sets up tables out of doors in the park for their book sale. Mill Creek runs right through it, and on a hot day, this is the... More

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Cleveland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Park situated a few miles from the Golden Gate Bridge . Worth visiting just to see how large the Redwoods are .didnt really have chance to look round as we ran out if time Hired a bike for the day for $32 from one of the bike companies called blazing saddles. .

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San Francisco, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Peaceful, quiet place full of giant redwood trees only steps from the Depot in downtown Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Public Library. A few people quietly enjoying the trees, reading, walking and enjoying nature. Great park to hang out in during a hot summer day, because it always stays cool.

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california
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Not much there-- a few places for kids to play, but this park definitely needs updating--- not more to say

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Mill Valley, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Mellow, shady with a great play structure for kids and a stage to play pretend you're the lead in the next Shakespeare production. What else would you want in a park? (Restrooms & benches included)

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

If you don't have the time or the wheels for Muir Woods this will give you an inkling of how magnificent redwood trees are.

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