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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Locust

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TripAdvisor
  • Came expecting someone touristy and cheap, left impressed by the care that has been put into maintaining a very interesting place in North Carolina history!  more »
  • The Reed Gold Mine is still open for tours in Midland, North Carolina. You can do a self tour or on the hour they do a guided tour through the mine. For $3.21, the same amount John Reed was paid for t...  more »
  • We got there about an hour and a half before the mine closed. We purchased tickets to pan for gold. Each pan needs a ticket and they are around 3 dollars. I ended up getting a tiny piece of gold! The ...  more »
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  • Great price for a local find. Self guided mostly unless you get lucky to join up with a group tour. Rather cool temperature upon entering the mine, nice afternoon to explore the grounds. They also offer panning for gold if you feel so inclined. We brought sandwiches and did a picnic across from the gift shop.
  • Reed's Gold Mine is a good place to spend one or two hours exploring. They offer tour guided and self guided tours of the tunnels. Be mindful of small children as there are quite a few very deep holes that are not very well secured and a curious child could easily end up on the other side of some of the fences.
  • This place is awesome! My boyfriend and I needed something low cost to do on a sunny Saturday so we decided to head out to Reed Gold Mine. It was only 30 mins from Charlotte and admission was free! It was a ton of fun and you also have the option of panning for gold which is only $3.50 a pan. If you are claustrophobic, be forewarned, you do go about 30 feet underground. Also, if you have any mobility difficulties (wheelchairs, walkers, or even a bum knee) you might have to reconsider or make accommodations. Everywhere outside of the indoor exhibit is very bumpy, uneven, gravely, or covered in tree roots.
  • Neat local experience. Learn some history about the area and tour through the actual mines. And come when it's warmer out and enjoy the trails and learn how to pan for gold. Great fun for families!
  • Went for the Christmas tour. Had a good time, enjoyed having the guided tour. They hosted a wonderful event with great vendors, quilters, and had a nice gift shop area. Will go back.