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Miles was originally named Dogwood Crossing and was established on a track blazed by the explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt in 1884. The Miles Historical Village is a big talking point amongst all who have travelled this way before. Here the visitor will literally step back into history when they step into the many buildings within this turn-of-the-century village. There are more than 20 buildings, including a hospital, cafe, bank, post office and bakery. Another must see when in town is Dogwood Crossing @ Miles, which is home to the local art gallery, library, IT centre and social history. The lovely staff will be more than happy to help you out with any information you are after. The town has a shopping centre, hospital, commercial, educational and professional facilities available. Also sporting amenities include an Olympic swimming pool. Miles is the centre of a native wildflower region extending north to the Great Divide. In the heart of the Western Downs the region has diversified primary production, and successful mining of Bentonite Clay. The beautiful Balonne River highlights the beauty of Miles, particularly in September when the wildflowers blossom in abundance. Closest major town: Toowoomba 212 kilometres approximately.


Miles: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Dogwood Crossing, Miles

Dogwood Crossing is the cultural heart of the community, inspiring and entertaining those who visit. The award-winning building has become a cultural icon for the region with its seven-metre tall stylised steel bottle trees forming a colonnade down the centre of the facility. The modern climate controlled environment is a welcoming place for locals and visitors to learn, explore, connect and enjoy.

Dogwood Crossing includes: an Art Gallery with A class regional standards and facilities to host national touring exhibitions. 6-8 local and touring exhibitions are hosted each year.

A Library forming part of a regional service to community. Locals and travellers are welcome to read a selection of papers and magazines available while resting and relaxing in the library's cool and comfortable surrounds.

An IT Centre offering public the use of the latest computer facilities and a free wireless hot spot available throughout the Centre. Public access terminals allow people to surf the net, chat to friends, pursue studies and play games. The IT Centre also offers word processing, printing, copying and scanning at reasonable prices.

Warrego Highway,
Corner of Leichhardt Highway
Miles, QLD, 4415

Located 0.8K from Miles

Miles Historical Village and Museum

Miles Historical Village and Museum is one of Australia's leading regional museums. It was officially opened in 1971, and over the years has developed into one of the region's premier tourism attractions.

The Village was the vision of some very inspiring community members who's aim was to create a place where history could be preserved and presented in a 'streetscape' style as it was back in the day. There are more than 30 buildings housing amazing collections and bring a bygone era to life. Some of these include the coach house, blacksmiths, general store, post office, bakery, union hotel, barbers, chemist, caf?, bank, hospital and a butcher shop.

In addition to the streetscape shops, there are significant collection displays including The Artesian Basin Centre, Norman Donpon Lapidary Display, War Museum, Mr G Morgan Shell House, Main Museum and more. Many of the collections are comprised of items generously donated by keen enthusiasts of the Miles Historical Village from all over Australia.

Come along and explore a slice of history in this unique setting!

Miles Historical Village - Creating visions of the past for future generations!

141 Murilla Street
Miles, QLD, 4415

Located 1.1K from Miles

Miles: Travel Tips

Miles Visitor Information Centre

Miles Visitor Information Centre is a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures and fact sheets. The Centre sells cold drinks, souvenirs and provides free Wi-Fi internet access.

Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Centre can can assist you in your adventure into the heart of the Western Downs region with advice on the things to see and do, the best attractions to explore and local happenings.

The Miles Visitor Information Centre is situated on the Warrego Highway at the eastern entrance to town, with plenty of parking for vehicles of all sizes. A skate park, playground for the kids, picnic tables and barbecue facilities are all nearby.

141 Murilla Street
Miles, QLD, 4415

Located 1.2K from Miles

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