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.