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Review of Beckman Mill

Beckman Mill
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Beloit
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The mill is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, May-October. Beckman Mill is located at Beckman Mill County Park, 6 miles west of Beloit, Wisconsin. On the grounds of the 50-acre county park you will see an authentically restored 1868 grist mill, a new dam, mill pond,fish ladder, foot bridge, saw mill display, 1840s cooperage, visitor center, gift shop, creamery, blacksmith shop, picnic shelter, vintage garden, nature trail and more. The showpiece of the park is the Beckman Mill, the restoration of which was completed in 1997 by the Friends of Beckman Mill's volunteer work crew. It is operational with power being supplied by its original 1860s water driven Leffel turbine. In the event alternate power is needed, the mill can be operated by its vintage two-cylinder gasoline engine. The mill was built shortly after the Civil War by millwright William Howe of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In 1882 it was acquired by August Beckmann who had previously operated mills in nearby Juda and Hanover. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. We invite you to come visit us!
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This spot is such a great getaway for relaxing, picnicking, walking, fishing, reading etc. It is also a great place for family pictures. We have also done prom photos there. The covered bridge overlooking the dam and fish ladder is the best spot. The working mill is open on weekends in the summer and they have other events worth looking into. New paths to walk on into the trees and along the creek. Go! There are a couple Geocaches there too.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is an interesting and historical restoration that offers wonderful guides and a peek into the past. Working grist mill and trails for walking tour.

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