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Cool historic relic

This is not really a place to go out of your way but I thought it was a cool historic relic. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Diego, California
An interesting display in a great spot

A pleasant way to learn a little more about Dahlonega's mining history. Complete with resident... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Dahlonega, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not really a place to go out of your way but I thought it was a cool historic relic. It is in a park right behind the town square and totally free for all to see. I was interested in these diving bells...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some free time while visiting my daughter at college and decided to stop at this attraction. I walked around the cute little park and read all the information on the Diving Bell. I had never heard of them before so it was fun...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Connie933
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting piece of mining history, used for gold searching along the river bottom. Not much else but a quick 15 minute stop by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tishberry
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I didn't know what this was for the longest time. Great piece of history! Kinda fun having this in the back yard!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank katzrkatz
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Located within a short walk right off the main square. Worth checking out to learn a little about Dahlonega's gold mining history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brooks G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A pleasant way to learn a little more about Dahlonega's mining history. Complete with resident pigeons--watch out!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mrskcdc
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to come see mining history. This bell was a experiment that never really worked well but it is really interesting to look at. Quick visit if in area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank davidbmarietta241
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A good example of what men will do to get gold! Build a machine to be lowered onto the river bed so miners can go down to dig ore for processing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank A R H
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The diving bell is in Hancock Park about one block north of the city square. The display is well done and shows the pride of the city in preservation of its heritage. The bell is well engineered considering its intended use in fairly shallow waters...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FredL757
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

An incredible piece of the history of the area! Thanks to the efforts of Ann Amerson this historical piece of the past was surfaced to tell the story of times past. The story is well-told through the informative framed documents that surround the diving bell....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Deb L
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Helen F
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Response from FredL757 | Reviewed this property |
The diving bell was portable structure used to pan for gold on the river bottom. It housed several workers and provided a submerged free breathing working space. The unit was moved by a barge after one area of the bottom... More