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War Eagle Mill

War Eagle Mill is a working gristmill in Benton County, Arkansas. A mill has been located on the site as early as 1832, but was destroyed three times, and last rebuilt in 1973. The mill currently the only operating mill in Arkansas and operates as an undershot gristmill, and houses a store and the Bean Palace restaurant. The mill is home to the War Eagle mill Crafts Fair in May and October.

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Historic War Eagle Bridge

The historic War Eagle Bridge next to the mill is a one lane steel bridge built in 1907 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The bridge was restored, preserving the historic integrity in 2010.

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What to Photograph:

The main things to photograph are the mill and the bridge, however their are other old buildings and the War Eagle Creek.

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Best Time for Photographers:

The mill and bridge can be photographed at most any time of the day, however late afternoon and early evening will put the sun at your back when shooting the mill from across the river.  The worst time to try and photograph the mill is during either the spring or fall craft show, however the craft show can be a good photo subject by itself.

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Getting There:

 

  • From Springdale –take Hwy 412 E to Hwy 303 N. Eight miles to the mill. Alternatley, take I-540 N to Exit 85. Turn right from ramp on Hwy 71 S. Turn left on Hwy 62B/Second Street. Turn right to Hwy 12 E and follow 6.8 miles. Turn right on War Eagle Road. It is 1.5 miles to the mill.
  • From Fayetteville – take Hwy 45 N to Hwy 303 N to Hwy 412 E to Hwy 303 N. It is 8 miles to the mill.
  • From Bella Vista – take I-540 S to Exit 86 turn left from ramp on Hwy 102 E. Turn right on Hwy 62B/Second Street. Turn left on Hwy 12 E. Follow Hwy 12 E. Go 6.8 miles to War Eagle Road 98. It is 1.5 miles to the mill.
  • From Points South of Rogers – take I-540 N to Exit 85. Turn right from ramp on Hwy 71 S. Turn left on Hwy 62B/Second Street. Turn right to Hwy 12 E and follow for 6.8 miles. Turn right on War Eagle Road. It is 1.5 miles to the mill.
  • From Huntsville – take Hwy 412 W to Hwy 303 N. It is 8 miles to the mill.
  • From Eureka Springs – take Hwy 23 S. Turn right on Hwy 12 W and travel about 14 miles. Turn left on War Eagle Road 98 and follow 1.5 miles to the mill.
  • From Branson – take Hwy 65 South to Hwy 412/62 W stay on Hwy 412 W from Alpena to Hwy 303 N. It is 8 miles to the mill.

Maps:

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Use the map  + – controls to zoom in and out, click and drag the to move the map, use the Map drop-down to change to “Map”, “Satellite”, “Hybrid”, or “Terrain” views.  Drag the little man icon from the upper left corner to a map location for street level view.

 

Cost:

There are no fees for this area.

 

Facilities:

There are no lodging or camping facilities at the mill, however there are restrooms and the Bean Palace Restaurant.

The mill, gift shop and restaurant are open every day in March through January 1 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The mill will be open January 1 for a new year’s celebration. Closed for the rest of January and only Friday, Saturday and Sunday in February.

Please note that the Mill has 3 floors but no elevator.

If you have any questions about the mill, gift shop or restaurant, please call  toll-free at 866-492-7324.

Location Contact Information:

War Eagle Mill
11045 War Eagle Road | Rogers, Arkansas | 72756-7544

Local: 479-789-5343
Toll Free: 1-866-492-7324
Fax: 479-789-5100

http://www.wareaglemill.com/

Nearest City or Town:

Roges Arkansas

 


 


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 Greg Disch is a freelance photographer located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Greg specializes in nature, scenic, wildlife, and other outdoor subjects in Arkansas and other areas of the country. Greg also shoots portraits and event photography and is available for assignments.  Greg teaches photography classes and workshops in Arkansas and other locations.  Most of the images on this site are available for sale as prints, personal use, or rights managed stock photos.

 

 


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