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Very impressive legacy of the massive mining operations in this area

This is a cool place to stop while driving around the historical sites and vineyards around... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
San Francisco, California
A bit of history

This is a historical view back into the days of the California Gold Rush and later gold mining in... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Sheila B
Jackson, California
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Visit gold mining operations.
1200 N Main St, Jackson, CA
+1 209-223-1646
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 March 2011

This free attraction is different from any place I've been and is unique to the Gold Country of California. "Tailings" are the excess rocks and waste that is produced from mines, in this case the Kennedy Gold Mine. The rock was pulled out of the...More

11  Thank half-Brit
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My first visit here was with a local who seemed to think that the tailing wheels were a must-see for any first-time visitors to Jackson. We pulled in to a parking lot along the street and then drove up the hill to park for a...More

3  Thank Tiffany S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a cool place to stop while driving around the historical sites and vineyards around Jackson, CA.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a historical view back into the days of the California Gold Rush and later gold mining in Amador County. There are different informational areas on a walk up a steep hill, although people with mobility issues can drive to the top of the...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wonderful piece of gold rush history preserved for all to see for free. The bad thing is once darkness falls on this nice park unsavory people like to dwell in it and leave their trash for others to cleanup the next day.

1  Thank NavyVet16
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

It is small but very interesting. We went when it was 104 outside but there is shade. You must see the mine itself to go along with this.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you're interested in gold mining and/or gold rush history, this open air display is worth a 15-20 minute visit. It's a little gem off the beaten path. The community has raised a lot of money to create this park.

Thank CalGreyNomad
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Interesting stop on our recent road trip. Huge old wooden wheels give a glimpse into the mining past of this scenic area. Well worth checking out if in the area.

Thank teamflames
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It is a small park but there is gold rush history there with the HUGE water wheel. I enjoy history and how things were built back then. They have one wheel laying on the ground and they rebuilt another one. Just the time and effort...More

1  Thank GoldenAgeGrandma
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The drive in was as interesting as the tailing park! Some of the buildings date back from the gold rush times. This was a new part of town for us. One building had the big metal doors from long ago! There's a parking lot right...More

Thank donnav233
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. There was not a guide when we visited, but very much enjoyed reading about and seeing the Tailing Wheels. One has completely collapsed, and the other is housed in a building to preserve it.

Thank emmyba
Reviewed 24 April 2017

There is much to see here, especially considering that the mine has not been operational for decades. The guide was friendly and well informed, and the staff and amenities in general were welcoming. The guide also provided helpful information for exploring Jackson and St. Sava's...More

Thank steinbeckfan2017
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