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Mid-Lothian Mines Park

13301 N. Woolridge Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 323-1700
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Midlothian
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Historical and green, pleasant and serene! Ideal for a walk or a jog. Especially good to bring kids along as there are geese and ducks in the lake for them to feed, interact with.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This park is worth the visit. It is one of the newer Midlothian, Chesterfield local parks. Nice walk around the lake plus they have a trail to the old coal mines of Midlothian. It's a local, walk your dog kind of park so if you are in the area, it's worth the visit. Lots or ducks and geese as usually... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
74 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

nice historical site to walk and visit......loved seeing the history and ruins and lake is lovely........enjoyed it

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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75 attraction reviews
568 helpful votes 568 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is well maintained and family friendly. I am not a local, but the area seemed safe. The side with the lake has a walking trail around it and many bridges to take pictures of. The other side has remnants of mines has multiple trails and bike paths. Do be careful with your kids though. Some of the trails become... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Hubby, me and daughter (26) went to the C0s challage today. It was a wild goose chance. Love the trails and hills. Will go back to scout the remaining trails and learn more abou the park next weekend. Had potties too.

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Liberty Center, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not at all what I expected. It is just a pond with walking trails. Pretty but I really thought I would be able to walk through the mine. There are remnants to see from a distance but that's about it.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The County has done a great job with this simple park. Interesting history of the mining in Midlothian (first coal mining in the US!) and great place to walk.

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This nice little park has two sides. One side has walking paths around the lake with a small stage and the mining "headstock". Every now and then there will be free festivals and other activities going on which are very family friendly. The wooded side of the park has a variety of walking/running/biking trails that lead around what used to... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Nice walk on improved paths through a heavily wooded area. Some of the remnants of the historic mining operations still stand, and there are historic markers with good descriptions of the activities and history of the mines.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Certain dedicated individuals have done a good job in highlighting and preserving the mining history of Midlothian, as through the park. The tragedy is that the whole story is not told: that the majority of miners killed in all the explosions and floodings were African American slaves, that the mine owners insured their slaves and when they were killed the... More 

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