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Address: 1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, IA.

Phone: 563-263-4818

Admission: free

Hours: Saturday & Sunday May – first week of October 12:30 – 4:30 pm; Memorial Day 12:30 – 4:30 pm; Wednesday - Sunday June – August 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Call ahead to 563-263-4818 or 563-263-4337 to confirm hours as they are subject to change.

The Pine Creek Grist Mill was built in 1848.  It is thought to be the oldest working mill on its original site between the Mississippi River and the Rockies. Muscatine County’s first official resident, Benjamin Nye, constructed the mill in response to the growing demand of pioneering families to have their crops ground into usable products like flour and meal.

The mill is situated along a beautiful stream with a bridge that you can walk over to get a complete view of how the mill operates. That view is featured in this short video.

Located near the mill is the historic one-room Melpine Schoolhouse constructed in the 1880’s. The mill is located one mile from Iowa Hwy 22 between Muscatine and Davenport, IA. 

As part of Wild Cat Den State Park, you can spend the day walking the trails through the rolling hills surrounding the mill. 



Wednesday12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
location_on1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine
descriptionAbout Pine Creek Grist Mill
Pine Creek Grist Mill is the oldest working grist mill between the Mississippi River and the Rockies, still in its original location. This 1848 mill was recently restored to working condition. Just a short drive along the Mississippi River on Hwy 22. Free admission. The mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.