War Eagle Mill in Bentonville, AR {Staycation Ideas}

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Several years ago, Matt had a business trip in Bentonville, Arkansas. Em had a dance competition in Oklahoma City the weekend prior so we decided to tag along since Bentonville was just a few hours away. I was so glad we did. We found a great place to explore while Matt has at his meetings. We dropped him off at the office, and then we headed to War Eagle Mill for the day. 

#Staycation: War Eagle Mill in Bentonville, Arkansas  | thissweetlifeofmine.com

The setting was just beautiful. From the river to the mill to the old bridge, we had so much fun exploring the area and learning a bit about its history. The plaque below tells about its history and the dates commemorate each of the four times the mill had to be rebuilt. 

War Eagle Mill in Bentonville, Arkansas

 War Eagle Mill is a working mill. They grind their grains daily to produce organic, non-GMO flours and baked goods. It was neat to watch this gentleman pour in the grains and explain the process to us. He was so sweet to answer the kids’ questions even though he was hard at work. 

Explaining the milling process at War Eagle Mills | thissweetlifeofmine.com

We loved exploring the beautiful area. From the mill itself to the river to the old wooden bridge, we didn’t have any problem finding things to explore to occupy our time while Daddy was in his meetings. 

Water Wheel at War Eagle Mill | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Beautiful old bridge at War Eagle Mill | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Exploring the area around War Eagle Mill | thissweetlifeofmine.com

If you’re ever within driving distance of Bentonville, Arkansas, you should definitely visit the War Eagle Mill. Explore the grounds. Watch them grind flour. Taste some of their yummy baked goods. Eat lunch in their cafe. It’s a beautiful place to visit, and a great inexpensive Staycation idea!

War Eagle Mill in Bentonville, AR - A great STAYCATION idea! | thissweetlifeofmine.com

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Comments

  1. says

    I grew up in Fayetteville, so the fall craft fairs at War Eagle were always a yearly tradition in our home. It is so beautiful in the fall with all the changing leaves. Love the inside as well with all their treats and discoveries.
    I was missing home today. Thank you for this little taste.

  2. says

    I live less than an hour away from here, yet I have never been! Looks like I need to suggest this as a day trip to my husband very soon!

  3. Susan W says

    History, science and food — sounds like a perfect field trip to me!
    Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

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