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Reed Gold Mine

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Great Attraction for All Ages

An incredible site of one of the first gold discoveries in the United States. It includes a walk... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Indian Land, South Carolina
surprise point of interest

The story of how this gold mine was discovered and the history are so very interesting. The... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
New Jersey
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9621 Reed Mine Rd, Locust, NC 28107-9673
+1 704-721-4653
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All reviews gold rush self guided tour panning for gold mine shaft north carolina nice cool historic sites day trip small fee minute film visitor center picnic area charlotte area local history love history great outing unique experience
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

An incredible site of one of the first gold discoveries in the United States. It includes a walk through the mine, several videos of the history, processes, and equipment used to dig and pan for gold. While we were there, several school children had the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JMfromIndianLand
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The story of how this gold mine was discovered and the history are so very interesting. The "museum" displays are very well done and the self guided tour with points of interest are well done. Gift shop is cute and typical. The gold panning option...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NanaJ12
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We enjoyed the visitor center and going into the mine. We wondered around the trails and found the Reed graveyard. It was very interesting and we enjoyed it much

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F7339XLstepheng
Reviewed 28 August 2018

An educational adventure through underground tunnels and walking trails to historic sites. A fee to pan for gold...well worth the visit for young and old!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 6434noelani
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We had my girlfriends father in town and he loves to visit historic places and museums. The visitor center had a great deal of information about how the Gold Rush started in North Carolina and a short film to back it up. The guided tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jr41265
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here various times through the years with family, friends, & on school field trips... It’s always a great place to visit! I love history... I never get bored listening to the history of this place, learning about the discovery of gold in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We learned lots of NC history about the finding and mining gold. There is a fairly set of exhibits and a very good video. We took the free 30 minute tour. It was well done and we had a great guide. You can also do...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We started our tour with a 10 minute movie which told about the mine . Then we toured the exhibits in the Visitor Center. From there, you can actually go into a real mine shaft. On a hot day, this was very nice, temperature wise....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank callie442014
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a relaxing hot day in the cool underground tunnels of the gold mines. Utilized the self guided tour to learn about each “pit stop” along the way although a guided tour was available at a certain hour. Well preserved and and although all the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CoastalCode
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Loved the history, seeing a mine, and panning for gold. Great experience. Would be hard for those who have trouble walking long distances. Museum and walking the grounds are free. Panning for gold only $3 plus tax.

Date of experience: July 2018
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29 July 2018|
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Response from Edward W | Reviewed this property |
We have been there only one time and that was on a bright sunny day. There is a short walk in the open from the parking lot to the museum building and again from the museum to the mine. I would not like it too much in the... More
24 January 2017|
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Response from sdevries88 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open 9-5pm today. Here is their number to confirm ‭+1 (704) 721-4653‬. Have a great time!
4 July 2016|
Response from kramgarb | Reviewed this property |
Our dog was not there this trip so I don't know. But I would think you could call and ask.