Franklin Creek Grist Mill

Franklin Creek Grist Mill was built by volunteers, this is the only true water-powered operating grist mill in Illinois. Upper floors feature wood paneling from 43 different species of trees and exhibits from other natural areas. The Mill is available for rent for meetings and special events. Open weekends, noon to 4:00 p.m. April thru October. See our website for schedule of corn grinding and special events. 

Geology Walks, last Saturday of the month from May through October. Walks begin at 10:00 am at the Grist Mill parking lot. Birding Walks, second Saturday of the month from May through October. Walks begin at 8:00 am at the Grist Mill parking lot. 

Capacity: Second Floor 70, Third Floor 90
1872 Twist Rd. Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Phone: 815-456-2718