Historic Pickwick Mill
The Historic Pickwick Mill, a 165 year old six story stone flour mill, is an important destination on a tour to Southeastern Minnesota. Very few operating wheat mill museums have this much antique equipment powered by a 20 foot overshot water wheel. It is a midwest treasure sure to have something of interest for everyone.
Imagine the rumble of the gears and belts as they power the large round grind stones imported from France. Check out the display of flour sacks “Ma” used to make shirts and dresses from, back in the day. Enjoy the collection of everyday artifacts of the pioneer period from early 1850’s to the bobby sock period. Many displays throughout and a small souvenir shop as well. Outdoors, enjoy the falls below the mill and Lake LaBelle that provides the mill with the water and winding Trout Creek as it makes its’ way to the Mississippi River.
Highway 61 is famous for it’s beauty in the great river valley, so much to see and do. Our little village of Pickwick is 2 mi off highway 61/14 on county road 7. Small admission gets you in May through October.