You’ll Want To Find These 13 Incredible Mills Hidden Among The Missouri Hills

Throughout the 1800’s, Missouri settlers often established towns near rivers to help establish lines of trade and travel. Mills were a cornerstone to these small communities, especially in the Ozarks where powerful springs helped foster the energy needed to ground corn into cornmeal. Many of the old mills scattered throughout the Missouri hillsides have been left to decay and only lucky hikers pass by their locations. However, there are a hand full of mills that have been preserved, restored, and protected in the Show Me State. Here are 13 incredible mills that you can find hidden among the Missouri hills.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you been to any of the mills on this list? Do you have memories or stories from when these mills were operational? Share your experience or history with us in the comments below.