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Address: Jackson, CA
Phone Number: 2092231646
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Short Historical Stop in the Gold Rush Country

We spent about 20 minutes at the Park. It is a short up hill walk to the first tailing wheel which is partially intact in place. Then another short walk up hill to see a fully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Heather M
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent about 20 minutes at the Park. It is a short up hill walk to the first tailing wheel which is partially intact in place. Then another short walk up hill to see a fully restored tailing wheel housed to preserve it. The history was interesting. There is ample free parking, a dog park and restrooms. It is a... More 

Thank Heather M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Road directions. Driving northeast-bound on highway 88 (though in fact right here in Jackson: driving south) you probably will not notice passing the Jackson Post Office (on your left), but very soon after you pass a Shell gasoline station (on your left), and then (for a highway:) a rare lot of traffic lights. Turn left, and left again on North... More 

Thank Guegues
Topton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Very interesting place to view a former gold mine in the Mother Lode. Lots of informative signage, and a great view from the top parking lot. A lot of work has gone into this park since our last visit nearly 20 years ago, and it is well worth taking an hour out of your day to learn about this historical... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Not a lot to see hear once you view the wheels. But it is a pleasant spot with trees and picnic benches. Good for relaxing.

Thank njlatonal
Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our ten-year-old grandson and we really enjoyed exploring the park. There are 4 wheels altogether--2 which have fallen and 2 preserved. They are quite something to see--one has a building built around it, with glass all around. There also are some nice walking trails, as well as some beautifully illustrated info boards. We would have loved to explore the Kennedy... More 

Thank doctorsandy
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The shear size of the wheels is awesome. The Kennedy Mine was the deepest one in Ca by the time it closed. Read the whole story (including WHY they built the wheels) at http://ci.jackson.ca.us/KennedyTailingWheelsPark/kennedy_wheels.html Then go there and take photos (of the impound dam AND the wheels), they are awesome! And wonder how #3 collapsed to the level it is... More 

1 Thank Oliver S
Hickman, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a nice stop to walk around and view historical relics. There is also a fenced dog area. It's all dirt, no grass. We enjoyed seeing the tailing wheels, one very dilapidated and the other well preserved encased in a glass and metal building. We kept getting an address of 33 Broadway for this place, but that is incorrect.... More 

2 Thank KniteRiter
Sutter, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My first visit here was with a local who seemed to think that the tailing wheels were a must-see for any first-time visitors to Jackson. We pulled in to a parking lot along the street and then drove up the hill to park for a good view of one of the tailing wheels and the surrounding country side. Since then,... More 

2 Thank Tiffany S
Pine Grove, California, United States
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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.

Thank Steve M
Stockton, California
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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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