War Eagle Mill in Rogers, AR
Still obtaining power from a cypress waterwheel standing eighteen-feet high, the mill is located in the picturesque town of Rogers, AR. This area and the roads leading to it are charming, plus it offers an on-site restaurant.
The mill’s cypress waterwheel is considered to be the single only undershot style water wheel that is operating in the U.S. As individuals make their way through its red building nestled between gorgeous trees and a river, they can visit at their leisure and stop by its Bean Palace restaurant that prepares a weekend breakfast buffet and it wins top notch reviews for their freshly made pot of beans, cornbread, biscuits and fruit cobblers!
Inside also has plenty to offer in addition to the running mill, as one learns the history of original owners Sylvanus and Catherine Blackburn, there are antiques to view, a charming general store which sells organic grains for baking, bread mixes, plus a variety of unique jams. This is amazingly stunning in the autumn season while being a great place to grab baking items.
Located on the historic War Eagle Road, visitors leave here with the rare experience of viewing a mill that is actually running and learn of how this slower grain process was created long ago. If you are headed to this area be sure to check its calendar, as all throughout the year various events are held which celebrates such days as St. Patrick’s Day, an egg hunt on Easter and the Fall Craft Fair with live music, food and holiday crafts to purchase.