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Mid-Lothian Mines Park

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Address: 13301 N. Woolridge Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114
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+1 804-323-1700

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A safe place to walk

Always some people there so you aren't alone. A good way to exercise your dog too! Plenty of parking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve P
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On the site of the original Virginia coal mine, this park has some ruined buildings and facilities from that era with good informational displays along an easy walking trail of around one mile round trip. Across the road is another easy and more picturesque walking trail around a small man-made lake.

Thank Santino49
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always some people there so you aren't alone. A good way to exercise your dog too! Plenty of parking.

Thank Steve P
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to walk your family or your family pets. My dog LOVES coming here. My mother and I come pretty frequently to get some outdoor time for the pup. Lots of ducks and geese live here, so be careful with children and pets around mating season. The grounds are well cared for, and there are delicious... More 

Thank JelEats
Petersburg, Virginia
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111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was excited to come here originally because I thought I would get to see some cool mining things/buildings. They have a really nice replica mine shaft lift and then there two "buildings" that are falling apart and fenced in (apparently they've been fenced in for quite a while). So if you are coming here to see stuff like that,... More 

Thank Gerryp84
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125 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Leaves were falling, lotta families and small kids out and about, plenty of parking, nice paved trails, a BEAUtiful day in a BEAUtiful park.

Thank MoseleyPaddler
Richmond, Virginia
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We take our dogs here quite often! Very serene and loaded with historical markings. Come early in the morning for the best experience!

Thank 787sully
Midlothian, Virginia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a nice park in the heart of Midlothian. It has a paved trail around a lake and several other trails leading to the ruins of the old coal mine. Good place for a walk or to walk your dog. Not a great place to run. It also has a bandstand with occasional free concerts. It seems safe with... More 

Thank dsjhoward
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy walking around the park especially in Spring and Fall when the weather is cooler. It's interesting to read the history. I also like seeing the baby geese and ducks in the Spring on the lake.

Thank Donna S
Midlothian, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The mine park is suffering from neglect. The county (to whom I believe the park was deeded) doesn't have the money or the will to finish what was started. Chainlink fence still stands where construction was started some time ago and never finished. Good walking trail but little to see. Don't waste your time.

Thank RMH1946405
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308 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is the location of the old Mid-Lothian Mines, which operated in Virginia in the 1700's and until the mid-1800's. It was the largest coal operation in the U.S. at that time and a railroad hauled the coal to the docks in Richmond. It is now a beautiful park with walking paths, a small amphitheater, and a beautiful lake. Plenty... More 

Thank Don M

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