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Address: Mill Valley, CA
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Restored, historic sawmill turned park, site of annual Mill Valley Arts...

Restored, historic sawmill turned park, site of annual Mill Valley Arts Fest.

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A little taste of the Muir Woods

California Redwoods need to have access to coastal fog. Muir Woods is nearby but can be very busy. Old Mill Park has groves of great tall redwoods but without an admission fee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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North Carolina
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77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I'm really glad this park is here. A number of young redwoods are around. But the area is kinda run down, lots of sand/dirt on the ground, likely due to foot traffic, and there is dog poop so be careful. If you are in town it's worth a stop, but if you are just going up 101 through Marin this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

California Redwoods need to have access to coastal fog. Muir Woods is nearby but can be very busy. Old Mill Park has groves of great tall redwoods but without an admission fee and without the crowds. The area feels like a great forest but it is so close. You can easily have a picnic (and pick up food at the... More 

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San Francisco
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Park has picnic tables for near a creek. Bought my lunch and ate at the tables before taking the dogs on a hike.

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A quiet park with tall redwoods next to a lovely creek, with the renowned Mill Valley Library right nearby. And only a three-block stroll from Mill Valley's quaint downtown.

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Concord, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We attended in Mill Valley Art Festival in Old Mill Park. What a unique venue to view arts and crafts. The redwood grove is beautiful and much more intimate than Muir Woods. This would be a great picnic spot for the family.

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Mill Valley, California
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a magical spot for kids that proves that nature is a much bigger draw than man made objects. Pros A cool spot on any hot day... Completely shaded by redwoods. Kids have so many options for play -- the play structure, massive tree stumps, the creek, the bushes, the hillside... It is a redwood grove right next to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a great family park just a 2 minute walk from downtown Mill Valley. It's a great place to pack lunch and let the kids run around. Old Mill Creek runs along the edge of the park which is alive in the winter and spring. Lots of places to picnic and relax under the redwoods.

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is where to go when you just can't manage to make it to MUIR WOODS and you want your family or kids to experience the HUGE REDWOODS of our locale. I always forget this little detail when I have guests in town and we are too late with the overcrowding of Muir Woods. This is a great back up.... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Its right down town and it gives you the smell and taste of Muir Woods but on a smaller scale. Always shady so wear layers/ The old mill is still standing in the Southwest corner of the park. On the northern end is a stage where you can often catch a performance.Picnic tables are scattered throughout the trees.

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Mill Valley, California
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

we pick up a latte at Equator Coffee, then walk down to the park with Macallan, our puppy. She loves to play catch at the park because there are wide open spaces to run. A golden retriever we saw last week was soaking wet, since its owner threw the ball into the creek. The redwoods provide a forest feel, and... More 

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