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Reed Gold Mine, Locust

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#46 of 162 in Historic Sites in North Carolina
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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The Reed Gold Mine is located in Midland, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and is the site of the first documented commercial gold find in the United States. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark because of its importance and listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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  • A great place in nature to walk through the woods and through an old gold mine, learn a bit, see a little museum and pan for gold. All for just $3! So glad we stopped on our way to Charlotte! 
    A great place in nature to walk through the woods and through an old gold mine, learn a bit, see a little museum and pan for gold. All for just $3! So glad we stopped on our way to Charlotte!  more »
  • Stopped in while vesting for Ohio. If you have some time go and enjoy your self. Nice museum with a lot to see. You can explore a old gold mine also. You can purchase tickets to pan for gold. Are... 
    Stopped in while vesting for Ohio. If you have some time go and enjoy your self. Nice museum with a lot to see. You can explore a old gold mine also. You can purchase tickets to pan for gold. Are...  more »
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  • It was a unique experience and was able to learn a lot. You are able to do most things around here for free. The only thing that costs is the gold panning and its only $3. We did it for each kid and one pan had a little fleck of gold and the other had nothing. Kind of surprised they didn't have more in the gift shop or a way to donate to the place. A ton of walking paths and tables for a picnic. Recommend going and bring the kids!
  • Visited over Father's Day for the 2nd time (with 3 generations - age 6 to 74). I've done the self-guided tour before but did the guided tour this time. I enjoy both. My 6-year-old REALLY loved the panning for gold and was the only one to find a fleck. She is proudly displaying her vial on a shelf in her bedroom. It's a fun way to spend a few hours with family. Quick advice, check for ticks when you leave. We found a few after walking around after the mine tour. (That wouldn't stop us from going back.)

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