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Address: , Jackson, CA
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Activities: Picnicking
Description: Visit gold mining operations.

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Tailing Wheel Impressive

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2014
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Pine Grove, California, United States
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Sacramento, CA
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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Ventura, California
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
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 

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Hickman, CA
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155 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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
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11 reviews
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 

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Pine Grove, California, United States
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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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jackson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very interesting look into the areas mining history.

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