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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

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Address: 9621 Reed Mine Rd., Locust, NC
Phone Number: 704/721-4653
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Free Tour of America's first gold mine

This was a nice place to stop on a sweltering July day with my 2 teenagers. We started with the site's film (a bit long) and then proceeded to the self guided mine tour. Once in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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NEW JERSEY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice place to stop on a sweltering July day with my 2 teenagers. We started with the site's film (a bit long) and then proceeded to the self guided mine tour. Once in the mine shaft the temperature dipped below 60 degrees (F)! We skipped the opportunity to Pan for gold ($3/each), as it was too hot.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We went to the gold mine just to see what attractions were there. I was greatly surprised to see the walking trail that actually went through one of the mines. Seeing some of the equipment that used was interesting and educational. It was all in good fun especially the panning area at supper lower price.. Go out a get panning.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It was fun (and more work than you expect!) to pan for gold! We enjoyed our time together in the underground tunnels and panning for gold. Very interesting and educational all at the same! We will go back for sure! Also, it's very affordable!

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pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Happened to see the sign while on a road trip and decided to stop by. Fun surprise was that it was free except if you wanted to pan for gold--that was $3/pan. We sent about 2 hours there and it could easily be longer. We had a 5 year old and a baby in a stroller. If your stroller is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Passing through on vacation going to Ashville, NC. Stopped because of novelty of panning for gold. Toured the actual gold mine and surrounding area which totals 880 acres. Historic area now but guides/staff knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. No gold found in our pans but gentleman near us did! If u have time and/children and teens, interesting stop. All... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

First we went to gold hill which is nearby. We arrived at 3:50 pm, went to the information center. Was told they are closing but if we hurry we can walk thru the mine. Which we did, couldn't pan for gold ( closed) everything was shutting down (4:30 ) so we left Posted hours say they close at 5:00. It... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

A fun place to go for all ages. It is all free and has great walking trails. I have been twice and love going into the mine. The first time I went we had a tour guide and he had a lot of fun facts about the history of the place but the second time I went with family we... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Friendly staff. Walking through the mine was great. They even have miles of trials to hike on. Seeing the history video too I recommend - very interesting. Loved our tour guide ( property dog they had there - he was very friendly .. followed us and showed us around - LOL)

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New London, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I've been here for events and on my own to explore its history. Interesting to see and learn. Doesn't take too long. Nice grounds.

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asheboro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A nice day trip for the family. Enjoy the scenic drive. Learn a little history, Go inside a real gold mine.

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