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Mid-Lothian Mines Park

13301 N. Woolridge Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 323-1700
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Midlothian
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
68 attraction reviews
562 helpful votes 562 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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Henrico, Virginia
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

The park is not very large and is decided into two components on different sides of the street. I only visited the pond side of the park on my visit. The park was very clean and well maintained, with a replica of a mine hoist near the entrance, a small bandstand and a walking trail around the pond. The walking... More

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Chesterfied
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A bit of history captured in this well preserved park. This was the first coal mine in the U. S. Amazing story of coal being mined and sent to port of Richmond. This park is in a very interesting area of development. Clean and safe for families with great eating in the local area.

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love doing my jogging through this park. Mostly shady but open and sunny around the pond. Historic tribute to the mining industry in Midlothian. Small amphitheater built to serve as a venue for events.

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