Thompson Mills State Historical Site

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13655 Boston Mill Drive
Shedd, OR

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Thompson Mills State Historical Site, located near I-5 in Shedd, Oregon, offers a glimpse into the area’s early farming and irrigation days with an impressive number of interpretive displays and knowledgeable staff. Opened in 2007, visitors can try their hand at a miniature grinding wheel, hear the history of the mill, and learn how the mill used water from the nearby Calapooia River to grind grains.

Date last visited: August 2010

Distance off the interstate: Right off I-5.

Hours: Open seven days a week, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mill tours: Monday – Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday hourly tours from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Website: Thompson Mills State Historical Site

Admission: Free

Directions: From I-5, take the Boston Mill Road exit near Shedd.

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Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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