Dillard Mill State Historic Site

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Dillard Mill State Historic Site

Dillard Mill State Historic Site
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A red mill set on the blue waters of Huzzah Creek is as pretty a picture as there is in Missouri, and that’s the setting for Dillard Mill State Historic Site. The site interprets one of the state’s best-preserved gristmills, completed in 1908. Most of the machinery in the mill is still intact and original to the building. If you like the outdoors, the site’s location on Huzzah Creek in the Ozarks provides plenty of opportunities to fish, hike, picnic or just dream about the past.
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Laura Kehl
Saint Charles, MO30 contributions
Couples
Really cool mill to check out near in Davisville, Mo. The mill is on the Huzzah and is absolutely gorgeous.

Right now you can tour the main level at your own leisure or you can call to the site office to ask for a tour. (Check the website for changes). We called and had a tour with a guide which really does make all the difference. Make sure you ask about the scuba mask that’s there — you won’t believe the story!
Written February 21, 2022
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barkus1968
Saint Louis, MO4,200 contributions
Friends
This was my last of the Missouri 92 state park and historical sites to visit. It is charming. There is a wonderful 1/2 mile round trip hike to the mill. The Huzzah River is clear and gorgeous. This is a quintessential Missouri Ozark stop. Plenty of picnic tables and signage is great. It is a cool part of Missouri history.
Written April 4, 2021
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Susan D
Prague, Czech Republic227 contributions
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On our quest to complete our Centennial Passport for 2017, we visited Dillard Mill Historic Site in Davisville. Our mapquest directions were accurate and although it is out in the country, we found it easily. The drive was very scenic and lovely. When you arrive at the parking lot, you will see some picnic tables and restrooms. There is a little gravel path that leads you to the mill. It is NOT marked. We saw some cars drive through the lot and not stop. They missed a beautiful stop. The Park Ranger was friendly, and she was very knowledgeable about the area and mill. We had recently been to Bollinger Mill, so we didn't pay for the actual tour ($4). Unfortunately, the Traveler's Cafe (many other reviews prior to 2017 noted what a great stop it was) is permanently closed. The owners are moving back to California. The cafe was next door to the mill. We read that prior to coming, so we brought a picnic lunch to enjoy. The site is not handicap accessible. Quite a few rocky steps. We also visited Onondaga Cave State Park and Meramec State Park on the same day. All three sites are unique and worth your time.
Written April 18, 2017
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Curtis P
Tulsa, OK312 contributions
My trip to the mill was a planned trip. I attempted to contact the park as advised, and never got a response other than to leave a message for them to get back to me, which they still haven't as I am writing. So I didn't get to tour inside the mill as I would have liked.
Written November 21, 2020
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grouch0
Hallsville, MO156 contributions
To get close to the mill and spillway you must walk about a quarter-mile on a gravel trail.
Written March 3, 2012
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jv66210
Oklahoma City, OK64 contributions
This is a nice quiet little park with a playground and a short walk to the mill. Our dog enjoyed chasing the squirrels in the park.
Written October 14, 2020
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LMOverby
Columbia, MO1,841 contributions
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This is out of the way, but a delightful place to stop if you're in this part of Missouri. The mill, built in the early 1900s, is in full working order and if you're fortunate the machinery will be operating during your visit. The site, on the Huzzah River, is beautiful ... with a hiking trail, wonderful views of the mill, and places to have a picnic. Staff on site know a lot about the mill and its history.
Written September 17, 2017
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B S
Glasgow, MT28 contributions
Family
The drive is well worth it to this quiet, serene setting in the Ozarks. Nestled in the hills, Dillard Mill State Historic site is a great place for a family picnic and easy hiking. The mill is well maintained, there are staff on site who will either give you a paid guided tour or you can walk around on your own. The creeks are crystal clear and the grounds are clean, well maintained and inviting. We were lucky and went out on a day that was cool and comfortable (who knew it would be in the 70's in July?) and it was beautiful.

The trails are not handicapped accessible, however, you can drive directly to the mill with permission. No fees are required, except if you decide to take the paid tour.
Written July 29, 2013
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Brian S
Saint Louis, MO56 contributions
Couples
Could have been slightly better marked on the far end of the loop where the trail nears the river. We became a little disoriented by the markers not being clearly visible.
Written April 15, 2013
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thatawaydad.com
Saint Louis, MO164 contributions
Family
It is a bit of a hike from St. Louis, but the mill is beautiful. We do a short tour of the facility and the pulley system used with the cogs for the mill were amazing. Also the water in the stream is clear. It is a gorgeous spot if you want a long drive in the country one day.
Written May 5, 2018
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