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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

9621 Reed Mine Rd., Locust, NC
+1 704-721-4653
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Deceiving Hours Run By Punks and Jerks!!!

Checked the hours in advance, drove an hour to this place, arrived at 4:10 with my kids, says it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aaron K
via mobile
Surprisingly fantastic!

Came expecting someone touristy and cheap, left impressed by the care that has been put into... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin F
Jacksonville, Florida
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9621 Reed Mine Rd., Locust, NC
+1 704-721-4653
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Checked the hours in advance, drove an hour to this place, arrived at 4:10 with my kids, says it's open till 5, it's open but rude lady says "but nope, your kids can't pan for gold, that closes at 4:00, and then you only have...More

Thank Aaron K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the first gold found,...More

Thank Jill V
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

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 mine itself was a...More

Thank BreClark22
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I did not come with high expectations. The website for this location is very minimal and uninformative which is pity as this is a beautiful place to visit both historically and nature-wise. No Admission, just a small pay if you want to pan for gold...More

1  Thank adventix
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was fun and the gold mine is awesome. Lots of history and information. We didn't walk the trails because it was chilly and we had the baby. Not an all day thing, just an hour or two of entertainment for free. Can't beat it!...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Go after April so you can do the gold panning. Its a lot of fun to do the self guided tour through the old mine. Lots of old machinery and stuff laying aroud to see from a time gone by.

Thank Grant E
Reviewed 14 March 2017

When you drive up to this attraction, you think, this is in the middle of nowhere... but where did you expect gold to be discovered? This is a very cool venue all year round. In the summer there is more to do and see (they...More

Thank Louanne S
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

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 enjoyed it so much. Only downside that we couldn't...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 help....More

Thank Snowhite2020
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Will they be touring tomorrow and what time,,wanna bring my grandkids there
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!
We will be traveling with our dog. Are dogs allowed on the trails?
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.
Linda G
How much does it cost and what ages
14 May 2015|
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Response from Patricia L | Reviewed this property |
Admission Fee No fee is charged for admission or tours of the mine. Gold panning is available 9 am to 4 pm from April 1 through October 31, weather permitting. The fee is $3 per pan. A group rate of $2 per pan is available... More