Even if you don't recognize Alley Mill from paintings or photographs, it's not hard to see why it's a popular subject once you visit in person. The perfectly worn red building, the blue spring water, the lush greenery... it's the very definition of picturesque. The inside of the mill is a museum of sorts, and there's usually a park ranger around who can tell you all about the town of Alley that once stood here. There's also a really cool one-room schoolhouse building, and this is also where some really great Halloween and Independence Day events are held annually. And keep your eyes peeled for the Ozark Howler!