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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Locust

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  • We traveled here while in Charlotte area. I never knew that the first gold was discovered here. Museum was well set up and interesting. We took the self guided tour of the mines. Really cool! Kids enj...  more »
  • Panning was fun but it was quiet hot as it is all in open. Panning gold sounds fun but its not that easy. Its good that we just got one batch and took turns to mine our gold, but still had to ask for ...  more »
  • we spent half a day inside. did the underground mine tunnel tour. love to see the historical mining crafts!  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.