I've seen people describe this Missouri place as simple, historic and pretty. I would agree with all 3 of those points. Now, you can see inside the old Falling Spring Mill near Van Buren, Missouri for yourself.

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There are definite negatives of people being so preoccupied with their devices these days, but the one positive is that you can capture just about any kind of experience anywhere. That's exactly what a visitor to the Falling Spring area in the Mark Twain National Forest of Missouri did and it's a glimpse inside of an old water wheel-driven mill from a different era.

Notice this intricate wheel mechanism which has seen millions of gallons of water over the decades.

Joey Hunter via YouTube
Joey Hunter via YouTube
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There's even a sweet waterfall behind it that's easy to access.

Joey Hunter via YouTube
Joey Hunter via YouTube
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If you look at the reviews for Falling Spring Mill near Van Buren, Missouri on TripAdvisor, you'll see that everyone rates it as "great" or "excellent". One person mentions that this is an area in Mark Twain National Forest where you're not likely to have cell phone service which is good to know ahead of time. Another mentioned there is a cemetery dating back to the 1850's nearby. So much history here.

As the video shows, there's also a small picnic area within view of the mill, too. Family road trips possible here. Check out the Falling Spring Mill page on TripAdvisor for more thoughts on this hidden (and historic) gem in Missouri.

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