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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Locust
(4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 enjoy...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • The kids had a blast exploring the old mine site and looking at all the old machinery. It was neat watching the old mill run. Panning was fun too. Our oldest found a speck of gold and that was icing on the cake! The staff was friendly and helpful. You can't beat this experience for the price. It was a fun trip and we went home with worn out kids!
  • A cheap afternoon out and interesting. Managed to find a small gold leaf panning. Chances are approx 1 in 5, but it's on approx $3, so good fun nonetheless.
  • Fun and interesting place to take the family. Lots of cool stuff to see and learn about gold mining. You can also try panning for gold.
  • Very friendly staff. Great place that is an alternative to Carowinds or fairs and such. Very relaxing environment. And my 5 year old found GOLD. We had great fun.
  • This is a must for anyone. The workers are super nice and it's free to roam and look around. Of course you got to pan for gold that's 3$ a pan. Which isn't bad at all out of 8 pans we found 6 gold flakes.