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Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park

Jackson, CA
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Jackson
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Picnicking
Description: Visit gold mining operations.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Hickman, CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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

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Sutter, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Pine Grove, California, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
99 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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268 attraction reviews
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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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