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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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We didn't find gold but still had fun

If it's hot outside go to this place and tour the mine. It's pretty fun and my son loved exploring the mine. And spend the $3 to go panning for gold. It's fun even if you don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PaulNisely
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it's hot outside go to this place and tour the mine. It's pretty fun and my son loved exploring the mine. And spend the $3 to go panning for gold. It's fun even if you don't find any.

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Concord, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love history you will love Reed Gold Mine, great museum, even a short movie if you care to sit and watch. Talk a jacket as you walk down well maintained gold shafts, and if you want to try your luck, they even have a place to pan for gold! Fun for all.

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Thank Sheri196748
Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had a lot of information about gold and how it all started . It's free so you can't beat that . The inside has awesome vaults to look at with gold and how it was dug and where. Then your able to walk through a tunnel and walk through the mine were they had dug some of the... More 

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NEW JERSEY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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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Thank WDWMOM
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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Thank Cindy w
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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17 reviews
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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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