The Mill Tour

EXPLORE THE SPIRIT OF THE OZARKS

Take a step back in time and explore the historic Ozark Mill, originally built in 1833. The Mill Tour is a self-guided experience featuring moving machinery, educational videos, theatrical projections and more. The tour spans three floors of the mill, taking you from the turbine on the banks of the Finley River to the gear room featuring massive gears, belts and grain elevators. Along the way, you'll learn about Ozarks traditions and tales, the local community, and the people who were pivotal in creating and maintaining The Mill over hundreds of years.

The History

Johnny Morris, noted conservationist and founder of Finley Farms and Bass Pro Shops shares what makes The Ozark Mill project so special.

The Story

About The Ozark Mill

Initially built in the early 1800s and preserved with care, this passion project honors the Ozark community’s rugged determination. The Ozark Mill underwent three fires and rebuilds and retired as the last commercially operating watermill in Missouri. Deep connections to Ozark, the Finley River and the milling industry inspired Johnny Morris, noted conservationist and founder of Bass Pro Shops, to preserve the historic structure. In 2018, a team of talented engineers and construction workers rolled the entire mill back from the riverbank so its foundation could be restored and elevated from the hungry flood waters of the Finley River. The Ozark Mill reopened to the public in September 2021. Together, Morris and his daughter Megan Stack have worked to make Finley Farms a historic attraction that symbolizes the spirit of the Ozarks.

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EAT + DRINK

Farm-to-Table Dining

Finley Farms hosts three food and beverage destinations to enjoy before or after The Mill Tour. Fill up on a nourishing farm-to-table inspired meal, acquire a caffeine fix or get social with a dining experience centered around shareable plates. Learn more about what The Ozark Mill Restaurant, The Workshop and The Garrison have to offer.