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Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park, Jackson
(4/5 based on 20 reviews on the web)
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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  • Great stop on a trip through the gold country. It will take an hour at the most to see the entire exhibit. Suitable for families with small children and aging adults. Pretty amazing sight when you con...  more »
  • The size of the enclosed wheel (Wheel #4) gives you a glimpse of the size of the operation here. If this was one of four wheels the complex was enormous. Make sure you go to the top of the hill and se...  more »
  • Only a short amount of time and a short walk are needed to experience these 60-foot high wheels (used to remove debris from the mine.) I saw them when I was 6 years old, and I was equally impressed at...  more »
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  • 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 .
  • Cool gold mining site with unique large water wheels to remove debris.
  • Nice park