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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

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Address: 9621 Reed Mine Rd., Locust, NC
Phone Number: +1 704-721-4653
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Lots of fun history, dark mines to walk through, and gold panning for the family

This is a great trip for spring, summer, and fall. Great history in the museum, nice little walks out to the gold mine shafts and fun to walk through the caves. Plus you can't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
John M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great trip for spring, summer, and fall. Great history in the museum, nice little walks out to the gold mine shafts and fun to walk through the caves. Plus you can't beat getting to pan for gold for $1 per pan. Kids loved it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was a fun place to visit and very instructive. It would have been nicer to be able to pan for gold directly in the river. The film was very interesting but the sound terrible which spoilt the enjoyment

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this fun visit with out of town guests. We have an 11 year old son and he had a great time. Walking through the mine was cool and educational. We also panned for gold. Out of 5 pans we only found 1 tiny fleck. It was a lot of fun!

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Locust
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

There is a lot of history here and a greal place to make a daye trip with the grandchildren, they really enjoyed the tour of the mine.

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Hanson, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a free site, unless you want to pay to pan for gold, which we didn't do as it was too hot. Fun walking through the mine and getting a feel for what the miners experienced.

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The state of North CArolina has graciously opened up this area for a very informative history lesson You get to walk into a real gold mine and learn the little known history of North Carolina gold the people who run the site are just a wealth of information waiting to be tapped It is a self guided tour and a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful way to spend time with 6yr old and 2yr old. Panning for gold need to be 8yr. But fun for the grandmother with 6yr old helping. Maybe we only found a FLAKE of gold. But it was a huge find for us! Staff put in small bottle with water, so it floats and sparkles in the light. A day... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited with 3 kids (11, 8, and 5). Nothing too strenuous but a fair amount to see. The underground mine was a highlight. Nice and cool on a scorching hot day. I saw something on the wall that looked like a stick. Leaned in close to see what it was and decided to poke it. Turned out it was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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