Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Spring Travel Part Eight: War Eagle Mill, Arkansas
Continuing with our special spring series on some of my favorite destinations in the South, this is the beautiful War Eagle Mill in Northwest Arkansas.
A modern reconstruction of a historic water-powered gristmill, the War Eagle Mill is one of the most scenic spots in the Ozarks. The historic old iron frame bridge that leads across the river to the mill still has its wooden flooring intact.
The mill itself is open to the public daily throughout most of the year and on weekends during January and February. It includes exhibits on the history of the site, a chance to watch actual milling in process, arts, crafts and a restaurant on the third floor.
War Eagle Mill is also famous for its annual Arts and Crafts Fairs. The Spring fair was held this past weekend.
To learn more about War Eagle Mill, please visit: www.exploresouthernhistory.com/ARWarEagle.html