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Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park

Jackson, CA
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Jackson
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Picnicking
Description: Visit gold mining operations.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Pine Grove, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I haven't ever been to the park, until I became a Docent at the Kennedy Mine. A nice setting for picnics or whatever. Same as Kennedy Mine. Good family place to go to.

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Stockton, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This little park, across the road from the Kennedy Mine, was recently renovated and the improvement was outstanding. It is on a hillside and yet accessable by automobile parking at several locations on the way up to the top. It is nicely signed and very interesting. There are restroom facilities and drinking fountains on site. There are some beautiful panoramas... More

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Jackson, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Where else can you take your dog and learn about Gold Country history for free?! Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park has just added an off-leash dog area (2013) where your dog can run and play in between your stops exploring the Amador County area. The old mining equipment offers a unique alternative to fire hydrants for dogs to check their “pee-mail”.... More

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Winters, ca
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141 reviews 141 reviews
85 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

You can easily picture a hive of activity around the wheels a hundred years ago. The engineering that went into making those huge wheels is impressive. Stop at the Serbian church and cemetery on the way back to the highway.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very interesting look into the areas mining history.

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Oregon Coast
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751 reviews 751 reviews
266 attraction reviews
1,910 helpful votes 1,910 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

This free attraction is different from any place I've been and is unique to the Gold Country of California. "Tailings" are the excess rocks and waste that is produced from mines, in this case the Kennedy Gold Mine. The rock was pulled out of the earth, crushed and checked for gold, and the excess tailings discarded. Many old mines simply... More

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