Pine Creek Grist Mill

Pine Creek Grist Mill is a restored, operating pioneer grain mill originally built in 1848.  The mill may be the oldest working grist mill between the Mississippi River and the Rockies. The Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in Wildcat Den State Park a half mile from the Mississippi River near Muscatine, Iowa.  The mill is open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday afternoons from June to the end of August.  It is demonstrated Saturdays and Sundays.  It is also open Saturday and Sunday afternoons in May and September.  Picturesque Pine Creek flows past the mill and under an historic 1870's bridge.  Nearby is the restored 1870's Melpine one-room school, which is open summer Saturday & Sunday afternoons 12:30 - 4:30.  A short walk away is a pioneer cemetery.  A short drive away is a restored 1860s stone church.  It is open during the summer on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon.   

Great River Road logo! Official Great River Road Interpretive Center
The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Learn more >

Read more


Latitude: 41.466612 Longitude: -90.867923 Elevation: 588 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Tom Hanifan

Hours Open

12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May-Sept. Wednesday-Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m. June - August

Time Period Represented

1850s to 1920s

Seasons Open

Spring, summer, early fall

Visitor Fees


Accessibility Notes

Wheelchair access from parking lot to mill.  First floor is wheelchair accessible.  Many displays and machines can be seen on first floor.  Moving machinery can be seen from first floor during demonstrations.

Pet Friendly Notes


Leave a Comment