Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Locust

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  • We've gone several times. Anytime we have guest visiting we like to take them to Reed Gold mine. Great place for kids to explore and learn about gold mining. It's well worth your time to watch the vid...  more »
  • Visited on a whim and delighted we did. First explored the history museum, learning of the beginnings and end of the mine. Then took self guided tour of the mine itself. Easy to walk and navigate. Enj...  more »
  • Between us we had six homeschool kids ages 6-11. What a wonderful educational opportunity! A museum...which was small but informative. Wish the movie had been working. The mine tour and hiking path we...  more »
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  • Not only is this the coolest place to see and learn gold history, but is pure fun. I worked there as a teenager and loved it. Great people. Family safe and you will meet folks literally from all over the US here. Donations accepted but not required to take a tour of the mine. Gift shop and panning are paid amenities.
  • This is a really great attraction for a variety of ages. There is a history museum, a trail through the old gold mine, and optional gold panning. There are also nature trails on site, as well as picnic tables for taking a break or grabbing a snack. We spent several hours here, doing everything listed above, and had an enjoyable time of it. My daughter (age 8) was disappointed in the size of the gold she found in the bottom of her pan, but for $3, you really can't complain. It took my daughter and husband about 20 minutes to sift through their pan and find the gold speck at the bottom. The man running the gold panning was super helpful with speeding the process along if needed.
  • Short notice day trip to this mine. We enjoyed walking around the grounds and looking at everything. So much to learn! Inside the building had a ton of information! Kid and pet friendly trails as well.
  • This is a great place to bring the family for a day trip. The self guided underground mine tour was nice... even though it was short. The planning experience was great also. The staff was very helpful and informative.
  • This place was awesome, the guy at the front desk was a little rude though. My mom was asking him questions about the tour and he started ignoring/inturupting her while she was talking to start a new conversation with people walking in the door. After awkwardly standing there being ignored for a few minutes we just walked off and did the self tour. The scenery was lovely, the underground mine was really interesting, it was a great place to take my two year old, we will be back for sure to do some mining as soon as that part opens back up!
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