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A small but historic park. Great place to spend 15-60 mins.

The gold rush in CA was so historic. So many lives changed... and the massive wheels at this place... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Jonathan L
San Ramon
Very impressive legacy of the massive mining operations in this area

This is a cool place to stop while driving around the historical sites and vineyards around... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
San Francisco, California
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1200 N Main St, Jackson, CA
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

The gold rush in CA was so historic. So many lives changed... and the massive wheels at this place show the great lengths people went for what is now known as a debacle. But it's so important to study and understand the history of our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is a cool place to stop while driving around the historical sites and vineyards around Jackson, CA.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FussyTraveler24x7
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a historical view back into the days of the California Gold Rush and later gold mining in Amador County. There are different informational areas on a walk up a steep hill, although people with mobility issues can drive to the top of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sheila B
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Wonderful piece of gold rush history preserved for all to see for free. The bad thing is once darkness falls on this nice park unsavory people like to dwell in it and leave their trash for others to cleanup the next day.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

It is small but very interesting. We went when it was 104 outside but there is shade. You must see the mine itself to go along with this.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you're interested in gold mining and/or gold rush history, this open air display is worth a 15-20 minute visit. It's a little gem off the beaten path. The community has raised a lot of money to create this park.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Interesting stop on our recent road trip. Huge old wooden wheels give a glimpse into the mining past of this scenic area. Well worth checking out if in the area.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank teamflames
Reviewed May 17, 2017

It is a small park but there is gold rush history there with the HUGE water wheel. I enjoy history and how things were built back then. They have one wheel laying on the ground and they rebuilt another one. Just the time and effort...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank GoldenAgeGrandma
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

The drive in was as interesting as the tailing park! Some of the buildings date back from the gold rush times. This was a new part of town for us. One building had the big metal doors from long ago! There's a parking lot right...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank donnav233
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. There was not a guide when we visited, but very much enjoyed reading about and seeing the Tailing Wheels. One has completely collapsed, and the other is housed in a building to preserve it.

Date of experience: May 2017
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