Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Locust

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site is located in Locust. With our custom trip planner, Locust attractions like Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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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 »
  • Not a lot to see but does offer a glimpse to the history of gold mining in North Carolina. Museum is small and consists mostly of some old mining equipment. A short video on the mining history is shown. The mine is interesting to walk through and the property has some nice walking trails. For a small fee you get a bucket of sand to pan. No gold was found when I was there.
  • This place is wonderful. It's located quite close to Charlotte and it has tons of great stuff to do and see. Fun and inexpensive for the whole family. The only cost is panning for gold ($3 per pan) if you want to do that. You get to go underground, walk the trails, see the museum, and see the stamp mill operate all for free. Definitely a must visit!
  • Great experience in the Charlotte area. The exhibits give an excellent background to gold, mining, and the area. The self-guided tour handout was great to give context to the location s in the mine and the grounds. Going into the mine was a thrill for adults and kids. Well worth the trip.
  • A nice simple museum tour followed by a walk through a hard rock gold mine. Very neat.
  • Pretty neat to see all the old gold mining equipment, and the movie about it. Walk through mines is very cool and panning for gold is fun!

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