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“Great place for a family vacation”

Spring Mill State Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Mitchell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The lodge is very comfortable. The common areas are nice like the large lounge with ping pong table and board games. It has an indoor/outdoor pool. The buffet meals are good (though we thought the famous persimmon squares were overrated). And the people deliver a great service.

For those interested in the Space program, there is the Virgil Grissom Museum by the entrance of the Park. Grissom grew up in Mitchell. This small but rich Museum retraces Grissom's life in great details from high school to Space program. It has an Apollo capsule on display. And the movie gives a good overview of the early days of the U.S. Space program.

For those who prefer to stay on earth, we would highly recommend the Pioneer Village at the bottom of the valley. It has several functioning displays like the Wood shop. The highlight is the functioning mill that grinds corn meal which you can buy. It is also used to make the corn bread served in the Dining Room at the Lodge.

All in all, a great place to relax for a few days!

Thank FSYMP
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Ever September my family and I camp at Spring Mill so we can go to the persimmon festival in the town of Mitchell. This park is awesome, the park alone has a lot of family activity to keep you busy. Very beautiful Park.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

We went here on a camping trip and had a great time. Plenty of things to see and do without having to leave the park. looking foward to going back again soon!!

Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Loved the Pioneer Village and Grist Mill; Bought some fresh ground corn meal. Gus Grissom memorial is excellent and a nice memorial to him. INN was special, too, and very well maintained with good food.

1  Thank SRehbaum
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We camped at one of the electric sites (#13, in the tree-lined loop, very pretty) and then went to the pioneer village inside the park the next day. This was our second time camping at this park. The sites are large - a lot of parks have very cramped electric sites, but these are quite large and have trees in between the sites so you have some privacy, too. Being a week after labor day, the park was not very busy at all. My only complaint about the campsite is that the bathrooms were pretty nasty, both the men's and women's. They are normal, plumbing bathrooms with showers and toilets and sinks (and liquid soap, which some campgrounds don't provide), but the floors were filthy and the showers were full of bugs.

We visited the pioneer village the next day and were very surprised by how nice it was! There are multiple buildings to visit and some had interpreters working to tell us more. The grist mill was the highlight of the trip for most of us - every hour on the hour they turn it on, and it's really something! The water is very loud, the mill is large and you can see how they ground corn 200 years ago. The mill building also contains two extra floors of artifacts. We really enjoyed the very well maintained flower and herb gardens, too.

The pool and cave were both closed after labor day, so if you plan to see those attractions, go earlier in the summer.

Thank Heather H
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