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Backroads' Mill and Bridge

Within our region, this is one of the few examples of the mill & covered bridge combination that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hansen G
Jonesboro, Arkansas
We love going to this old mill and covered bridge.

The old mill dates back to the civil war period. The covered bridge is only one of four remaining... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the rushing of a stream over a dam and bridges were covered. Visitors to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site can tour the massive four-story mill that dates to the Civil War era and is...more
113 Bollinger Mill Rd, Burfordville, MO 63739-9051
+1 573-243-4591
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within our region, this is one of the few examples of the mill & covered bridge combination that was once widely spread across regions where watersheds emptied into the Mississippi River. Both the mill and the bridge were re-built in the 19th century, but there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old mill dates back to the civil war period. The covered bridge is only one of four remaining in the state. There are several places in the park for picnics. Have a seat on a park bench to view the water flowing over the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

We're so glad we came across this mill/museum. There is a bit to see for free on one floor, but the $5 guided tour is well worth it. There are lots of sifting and milling machines on the upper floors as part of the tour....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank tonid983
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Just visited the Mill on the 4th of July. It’s situated in a perfect spot from great photos. The staff were very personable and offered suggestions on places to visit in the area. The oldest surviving covered wooden bridge sits just next to it. There...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank europhilestl
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Spend some leisure time at this historic place. It has the old mill and covered bridge, which were just made for relaxing. Sit on a park bench and listen to the water flowing over the dam. Nice picnic spot, too.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I grew up in Jackson in the 1950s and 60s. This was our swimming hole. No museum or park at the time just the mill and bridge. You could actually drive over the bridge back then. There was a large tree on the north side...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Lynn N
Reviewed July 24, 2018

If you are traveling anywhere near this area, it is well worth your time to stop to see all the scenery. There is a covered bridge, an old mill, a park with many picnic areas. A most peaceful and serene place.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed July 9, 2018

While this is not an operating grist mill, it s a piece of the past. This is the updated version of the old paddlewheel mills. This mill is operated by a water turbine. Very interesting. Also on the site is the oldest of four remaining...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank allenstillman
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

A visit to this 19th century mill, with lovely grounds, a waterfall and a wooden covered bridge can refresh the spirit on a hot Missouri day. The grounds are well kept, with benches and picnic tables, drinking fountains and restrooms which provide the chance for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank J0sephine65
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

A little off the beaten path but very neat historical setting. Picnic area so pack a lunch because there are no real near by stores or restaurants. It’s a great photo shoot setting. Peaceful to just sit under the shade trees. If you can catch...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 265trennab
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June 1, 2019|
Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
We have experienced some local flooding issues on some of the two- lane highways getting to this landmark over the past few weeks. (Mostly from flash flooding incidents, but also from the backwaters from the Mississippi... More