Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park, Jackson

The Kennedy Wheels, protected by corrugated steel sheds, operated with few interruptions 24-hours a day, from 1914 until the U.S. Government closed the mine in 1942. Soon after, when the price of scrap metal soared, the wheels sheds were dismantled revealing the wheels to the world and the elements for the first time in 28 years.

They soon became a Mother Lode mining tourist attraction and were probably the most photographed relic of the quartz mining era in California. They also became part of the (City of) Jackson Wheels Park.
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  • 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 c...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 cre...  more »
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  • When we first moved here this was little more than a bathroom with a few historically important features that were dilapidated and falling down. Within the last year or so the park restoration project has really done a great job of restoring and beautifying it. New asphalt, proper care of the actual wheels and future protection of them. A dog park, and a beautiful Vista area with handicap access is amazing. Seating for a outdoor lunch. All the displays properly labeled and instructive. My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed the new layout.
  • Nice park. Interesting history. Pet friendly park with off leash dog park.
  • Great historical spot related to the California gold rush.
  • Nice view, very quiet place
  • Just saw it today . Well done . Live in the county never been there . Dog park right next to it also very nice . Didn't know we had a dog park .

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