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Address: Jackson, CA 95642
Phone Number: 209 223-9542
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Opened in 1860 and closed in 1942, the mine unearthed $34 million in gold.

Opened in 1860 and closed in 1942, the mine unearthed $34 million in gold.

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We visited here after hours. By the time we got there, there was less than an hour before gates closed - normally. We went on a Friday and there was going to be a rock and gem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Denise J
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Vacaville, California
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Vacaville, California
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here after hours. By the time we got there, there was less than an hour before gates closed - normally. We went on a Friday and there was going to be a rock and gem show that weekend so the gate didn't close. We had the whole place to ourselves. Unfortunately since they were closed, none of the... More 

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Thank Denise J
Columbus Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on the spur of the moment. The entrance is very hard to find. Once in side the location there was very limited instruction on where to go. Once we found the gift shop we were well on our way. We paid for a tour but found out that the volunteer guides talk forever so we split off.... More 

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Oakley, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

WOW what a great place to visit and learn about our history... The Couple that works there are AMAZING and so knowledgeable they were great host.... and it was pet friendly (our fur baby enjoyed the tour as well.

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Thank westcoastbrat1
Pioneer, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Wear comfortable shoes. Can be very hot in the summer. Has guided tours also. Has souvenir shop, rest rooms.

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Thank 254sandy
Turlock, California
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271 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a great setting to the annual rock, gem and mineral show. You can purchase jewelry, rocks, minerals and crafts from various vendors. Keep in mind that this is a small show. The museum is open and it is worth your time to learn about the history of this part of the Mother lose. Also, make it a point... More 

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Georgetown, California
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I had a hard time finding the entrance to the mine on the day I went, but that's a good thing. Tucked into a hillside this gigantic headframe of the Kennedy Mine towered above as I drove down into the valley. there aren't too many mines that are left open now that either have not lasted or that California has... More 

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1 Thank SpiritLilly
Caspar, California
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Just wanted to add a piece of information: the guided tour takes about 90 minutes and the last one starts at 1:30 pm. Our guide stayed "after school" for about 30 minutes to give us some more info...very nice. Great insight on the lives of miners. Really enjoyed the lesson on the chemistry of extracting and weighing the gold.

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3 Thank FWT
California
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164 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The tour is conducted by volunteers of the nonprofit foundation that supports this attraction. After paying the $10 fee (pp), we joined an existing group listening to the history of the mine. This part of the tour included a vintage film, showing the process of gold mining. Afterwards, the group was lead through a simulated mine exhibit through the building,... More 

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3 Thank shewoo
Sacramento, California
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62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great view into history. Head frame, change house, mine office, and stamp mill provide glimpses into California's gold rush. Well worth a stop. Open Spring, summer, and fall.

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Sutter, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were on our way out of town and stopped here and took a tour on a whim. It was extremely detailed and informative, educating people not only on the history of the mine and all of its operations but gold mining in general. Sign-ups were in a nice little museum and gift shop with interactive exhibits (bring the kids).... More 

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