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Address: 113 Bollinger Mill Rd, Burfordville, MO 63739-9051
Phone Number: 573-243-4591
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Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the rushing...

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 watch corn being ground into meal at the massive four-story mill that dates to the Civil War era and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Or they can stroll through the Burfordville Covered Bridge, one of just four covered bridges that remain in Missouri. The site’s rustic setting offers ample picnicking and exploration opportunities along the Whitewater River.

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Didn't know anything about this place until my husband saw the road sign. Is beautiful, and I was amazed how clean it was. Very historic, information plaques every where, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Blackduck, Minnesota
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Blackduck, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know anything about this place until my husband saw the road sign. Is beautiful, and I was amazed how clean it was. Very historic, information plaques every where, very informative.

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Leopold, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son here to take some of his senior pictures. Beautiful background for pictures. Also a great area for picnics, family reunions etc. they have a very interesting tour you can take in the mill or bring your fishing pole & catch your supper. Great place to visit!!

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

After we checked out of our hotel room, my husband and in-laws and I went to go play some board games on a shaded picnic table. The park was very pretty and it was nice to have the beautiful covered bridge just around the bend. Bring a Frisbee and some snacks and you can absolutely have a nice time with... More 

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Freeburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The mill and covered bridge were very nice. We did not do any hiking, but it looked like there was a nice trail to hike.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Springtime is a neat time to visit this old mill and covered bridge. Tiny wildflowers are everywhere! *If you enjoy visiting here, too, please give me a vote, Thanks!*

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The beautiful fall foilage surrounding the old mill and covered bridge is so worth the short drive from Cape Girardeau to Burfordville. Nice romantic getaway for a Sunday afternoon drive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Living near Sandy Creek Covered Bridge for so many years, I was interested to visit another covered bridge so we visited this one on Nov 1. The park is full of history in both the mill and the covered bridge. Both are well preserved. One thing I didn't see anyone mention in these reviews is the Bollinger Cemetery which is... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Nice place to see some history of Bufordville, MO. The covered bridge is closed to auto traffic, but you can still walk across it. The old mill has tours on the weekends. The park is a peaceful place with the water as a backdrop. I have visited all four season's, and each has it's own special beauty here.

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Rogers, Arkansas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice history on old mill and covered bridge in the area, and pretty grounds surrounding the buildings as well. Definitely a good place for a stop to tour the mill and walk through the covered bridge and get some good touristy pics with friends/family.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We enjoyed our trip to Bollinger Mill and the covered bridge, but our guide was less than stellar. I think I would have enjoyed this visit a lot more if our guide had been more forthcoming with information. The site itself is interesting, and you can guide yourself through the mill with information on the placards, but a good guide... More 

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