Reed Gold Mine

★★★★☆
  • 9621 Reed Mine Rd

    Midland, NC 28107

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  • 704-721-4653

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Hours
Tuesday To Saturday From 09:00 AM To 05:00 PM

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We had no idea there was an actual Gold Mine so close to our home. This made for a nice family trip one afternoon. The film we watched was VERY dated and a little long for young kids to sit through, but very educational. My kids loved panning for gold! We were given detailed instructions on the proper procedure to pan for gold and even came home with a few flakes of our own.

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We had no idea there was an actual Gold Mine so close to our home. This made for a nice family trip one afternoon. The film we watched was VERY dated and a little long for young kids to sit through, but very educational. My kids loved panning for gold! We were given detailed instructions on the proper procedure to pan for gold and even came home with a few flakes of our own.

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Would recommend for age 4 and older. We took our one y.o. and 3 1/2 y.o. To pan for gold, you need to be able to hold a pretty heavy "pan" of dirt though our one y.o. thoroughly enjoyed picking up rocks around the panning area. They have an educational tour & video (25 min long) that sounded interesting but too long for our children. Miner hats with lights $10.00. Too cute. Pans of dirt $2.00 a peice. You may want to call before going to make sure there are not any "events" going on the day you're planning to go. We showed up at 9:30 and waited 15-20 min for a staff member to get to the panning area. Apparently they had mine "inspections" and although there were 5-6 people in the gift shop there was no one else that could help us.

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Would recommend for age 4 and older. We took our one y.o. and 3 1/2 y.o. To pan for gold, you need to be able to hold a pretty heavy "pan" of dirt though our one y.o. thoroughly enjoyed picking up rocks around the panning area. They have an educational tour & video (25 min long) that sounded interesting but too long for our children. Miner hats with lights $10.00. Too cute. Pans of dirt $2.00 a peice. You may want to call before going to make sure there are not any "events" going on the day you're planning to go. We showed up at 9:30 and waited 15-20 min for a staff member to get to the panning area. Apparently they had mine "inspections" and although there were 5-6 people in the gift shop there was no one else that could help us.

Pros: Lots to do for older children

Cons: Need more staff on the weekends

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The Reed Gold Mine is where they first found gold in North Carolina they have a tour that you can take of the GOld mine that starts off with a short film about the historic North Carolina Gold rush and then they have for a very reasonable price you can go out and pan for your own gold which is alot of fun and cool to say that you did at the first place where they found gold in the state and a nice little memorbilla to keep of rememberence of the trip I would definately reccomend them . It is a fun thing to do with friends or as a family outing that is new and interesting.

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The Reed Gold Mine is where they first found gold in North Carolina they have a tour that you can take of the GOld mine that starts off with a short film about the historic North Carolina Gold rush and then they have for a very reasonable price you can go out and pan for your own gold which is alot of fun and cool to say that you did at the first place where they found gold in the state and a nice little memorbilla to keep of rememberence of the trip I would definately reccomend them . It is a fun thing to do with friends or as a family outing that is new and interesting.

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Our Grandchildren love to visit the Reed Gold Mine, and also pan for gold. We go each time they visit us from Houston, Texas; Goldsboro, NC; Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC.

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Our Grandchildren love to visit the Reed Gold Mine, and also pan for gold. We go each time they visit us from Houston, Texas; Goldsboro, NC; Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC.

Pros: Inexpensive, good parking, Not crowded

Cons: Can't think of any!!

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In Short
The first gold rush started in 1799 in Cabarrus County, when 12-year-old Conrad Reed stumbled across a yellow rock on the family farm. The mine is on the register of North Carolina Historic Sites, and portions of the…

 

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