Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Visiting The OLD MILL in Little Rock Arkansas

TRAVEL TUESDAY

Today, I'd like to take you to a portion of Little Rock, Arkansas.  To T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, to visit and tour the Old Mill.

If you love the movie Gone With The Wind, the Old Mill was used during the opening scene in this classic film.  The Mill was designed specifically for the film, and so were the grounds around.  Tree stumps, toadstool sculptures and branch interwoven bridges.  




I actually visited in the month of March which is why the tree's are for a lack of leave.  But it was enchanting even before the place turns into full bloom.  So if you visit another time of year, you'll see lush greens, and beautiful flowers just about everywhere.
You can go inside the building and walk around all of the grounds as well.




The above picture is one of the fun log and branch bridges.  It looks smaller in the picture, but it is actually large enough you can walk right through it.  Well at least my 5 foot,4 inches could:)




It looks kind of creepy in this picture, but this is the underneath of one of the larger bridges.  I'm sure a different time of year has this creepy bridge looking quite magical covered in vines and such.




The other side of the road, there is a small lake and additional trails to explore.

Overall, it's not a place I would take a specific trip to see, but if you are in the area it's definitely worth checking out! They run the Little Rock Marathon in the spring there, which is what I was doing when I visited, so if you're a racer in the area, such a short little stop for something to do before or after the race!



IF YOU GO:


*  Little Rock Arkansas, T.R. Pugh Memorial Park is the destination.  (3800 Lakeshore Drive in North Little Rock Arkansas.) 

*  This can be used as a stop on a road trip, or a fun place to grab an afternoon picnic.
*  It's free to the public.
*  Little Rock also has a nice Marathon & Half Marathon in March if you want to add that to your trip and use the Old Mill as an afternoon excursion.

29 comments :

  1. That bridge is awesome.
    The other one reminds me of Sleepy Hollow.

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  2. I love visiting tucked away old historical places like that.

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  3. The mill sure is gorgeous! A very elaborate bit of landscaping it looks like, a great little pit stop if you are near by ;)

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  4. So pretty. I really like that branch bridge.

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  5. I love Gone With the Wind(one of my fave movies of all time) but I actually remember this mill from a book I had a kid about all 50 states. I remember it because I thought if I ever went to visit my aunt in Arkansas I wanted to see this beautiful place.

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  6. That looks like such a beautiful place!

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  7. Beautiful! It's cool that the Little Rock Marathon is run here, seems like that would be a pretty course.

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  8. I love seeing places I haven't been and may never get to visit. It is great to learn more about the world. Thank you!
    Jennifer
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  9. Tricia MissSippiPiddlinMarch 8, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    I keep saying I want to do the half marathon or even full in Little Rock just because of the huge medal! Have you seen those things! Talk about a neck breaker!!!
    This place looks so cool, I wonder how they got the branches to grow that way around the bridge.

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  10. Me too, they are just fun little bits of history to learn!

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  11. Yes if you're in the area its one of those definitely must see's.

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  12. That branch bridge was really cool, I agree!

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  13. LOL, I love Gone with the Wind too, if it was a shorter movie I'd watch it more often for sure!
    That is funny it was in a book, but hey not a bad shot for a 50 states book!

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  14. It really is one of those beautiful lesser known places for tourists for sure!

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  15. Its a gorgeous course, one of my favorites. It's also hilly, but not too hilly, but just enough for variety literally perfect for my likes:)

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  16. Yes there are a lot of really cool places out there. If I was independently wealthy I'd set out to visit as many as I can before I die, LOL But until then, I'll just take what I can get:)

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  17. Oh yes, I have seen them, actually I own one from when I finished it. They are heavy, I remember after they put it around my neck and I had to walk back around to get to the shuttle to take me back to the hotel. I kept getting sent in a million different directions no one working there knew what was what, I clocked an extra 4 miles just with their go there, go there, LOL I said to the last girl, just tell me you don't know or do know because this medal weighs too much to keep walking around the area looking for the shuttle, LOL
    But I agree the bridge looks cool, my guess is as it grew they just forced it to wrap how they wanted it. I could be wrong, if I saw it later in in the summer I bet that would be easier to tell, maybe:)
    You should do that race oneday, it's a gorgeous course!!!

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  18. I liked the Gone With The Wind movie but it's been a while since I've seen it. The picture looks like a jigsaw puzzle scene. Nice!

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  19. Cassandra @PoweredbyBLINGMarch 8, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    I love Gone with the Wind! Next to The Sound of Music, it's one of my favorite all time movies. I didn't know that mill in Arkansas was part of the film set. Another place to add to the summer road trip I'm working on.

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  20. Wow, thanks for showing us this part of the country! I have never been anywhere near there so it's very cool to see how beautiful it is, and add to my list of places to visit,

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  21. That's so cool looking! I love outdoor scenery like gnarled bridges and old buildings. If I were in the area I'd definitely check it out! And the Little Rock marathon was one of the ones I was considering, so I might get the chance to!

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  22. So beautiful!!! I am a big nature lover. I've never been anywhere on that side of the country and need to visit Arkansas soon. You do take very beautiful pictures. Looking forward to more travel diaries from you.

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  23. I never thought of it like that, but your right it does look like a jigsaw puzzle, LOL

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  24. Oh those are both great ones. I love Sound of Music, I love to watch it every winter around Christmas, don't ask me why but I just do:)
    Oh ya, if your a Gone with the Wind lover and you're near Little Rock, AR you'll definitely want to take a half hour out of your trip to go here!

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  25. Ya, you know I didn't even know it was there, I was in town for a race and looked at a things to do place and it sounded fun, so I went and so glad I did. So yes if you're ever in the area its a short detour must see!

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  26. Oh it's a great marathon!!! If your considering it, I highly recommend it, such a beautiful course, lots of mini hills and downhills I love variety in a marathon so it was perfect!

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  27. Oh thank you! I love photography, I'm an amateur but love to do the best I can with the camera!!!

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