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Review of Historic Yates Mill County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park
Ranked #11 of 143 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Yates Mill is the last operating, water-powered gristmill in NC's capital county. The 18th century mill was restored, and the 174-acre park developed, through a partnership among the County of Wake, Yates Mill Associates, and NC State University. The park is open 361 days per year, from 8 am to sunset. The visitor center with its 2,200 square feet of exhibit space is open 8:30 am to 5 pm. The historic mill is open for guided tours Mar-Nov each year for public tours on weekends (fee: $3-5) and also by appointment on weekdays for organized groups.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
West Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Serenity now!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

The restored mill site has a nice visitor center, enjoyable nature trails that are easy on all ages and it's free. Great place to picnic, too. Bring your camera for some nice environmental photography of the kids or for romantic couple's shots.

Visited April 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very pretty and perfect for a romantic walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

This park is surprisingly pretty. It is just south of Raleigh. Its a great place to take a walk. There is a short loop that goes around the mill and lake. You can start or end by checking out the exhibits in the main building.

Visited July 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The Historic Yates Mill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Back in its heyday, Yates Mill water-powered gristmill would have been an asset to the local families for grinding corn or wheat into meal and flour. I enjoyed the historical portion.
It was not crowded when we visited so I really enjoyed the quiet walk and the millpond the most!

Visited August 2011
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Raleigh
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great urban park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Nice, easy, family friendly trail around the pond. Easy to get to from downtown Raleigh. Small but nice visitor center with wildlife displays.

Visited September 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful park!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

I took my son to Yates mill today because it was such a cool day. The park itself is beautiful but, the mill is what I come for! The mill is one of those places where you can just point a camera and have a great photo! I highly recommend coming here. There is a really nice nature center, trails, fishing , and numerous picnic sites.

Visited June 2012
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