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GOLD COUNTRY

ALLEGHANY
Underground Gold Miners Museum.
530/287-3330. 356 Main St. Learn history of
Alleghany and the Sixteen to One Mine.

ANGELS CAMP
Angels Camp Museum & Carriage House.
209/736-2963. 753 S. Main St. Find your favorite
among 31 carriages; wagons, mining equipment.
Calaveras Visitors Bureau. 800/225-3764.
Innovative wine country, outstanding mountain
sports recreation, quaint Gold Rush towns,
quirky shopping, casually elegant cuisine,
summer-long outdoor concerts, exceptional
hospitality. gocalaveras.com. See ad, p. 93-95
Gold Country Visitors Association.
800/225-3764. Authentic, historic California-
100 miles from San Francisco. Discover
adventure, attractions, food & wine, festivals
& majestic landscape along Highway 49.
Strike it rich in real California. calgold.org.
See ad, p. 93-95

AUBURN
Auburn State Recreation Area.
530/885-4527. Forty miles of the American
River, North and Middle Forks.

GOLD
COUNTRY

Bernhard Museum. 530/889-6500.
291 Auburn-Folsom Rd. Imagine yourself a
Victorian viticulturist.

MORE
TO DO

Gold Country Museum. 530/889-6500.
1273 High St. Explore a replicated hard rock
mine; learn of methods used to procure gold.
Placer County Museum. 530/889-6500.
101 Maple St. Within this historic courthouse,
glimpse Native American art from all over the
U.S., a gold collection, and a women's jail.

Go rappelling at
Moaning Cavern.

DOWNIEVILLE

Placer County Visitors Bureau. 530/887-2111.
1103 High St. From urban S. Placer, through the
gold country of W. Placer, to the High Sierras
of N. Lake Tahoe, Placer County has beautiful
and diverse geography. info@visitplacer.com;
visitplacer.com. See ad, p. 93-95

Downieville Foundry. 530/289-1020;
800/200-4949. 160 Pearl St. Detailed model of
turn-of-the-century Downieville.

Sierra Nevada Geotourism. Explore 25 million
acres of local culture, events and adventures
recommended by Sierra Nevada residents and
National Geographic. Plan your trip and get a
free Mobile app at SierraNevadaGeotourism.org.

FAIR OAKS

CAMINO
Apple Hill Growers. 530/644-7692. Pick fresh
fruit; indulge in homemade pies, cider, fritters.
Eldorado National Forest. 530/644-6048.
Hundreds of lakes in this angler's paradise.

COARSEGOLD
Yosemite Gallery & Indian Territory.
559/683-8727. 35463 Hwy. 41. Pan for gold;
take the living history tour.

COLOMA
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
530/622-3470. Hwy. 49. Site of California's first
gold discovery in 1848.
Tributary Whitewater Tours. 530/346-6812;
800/672-3846. 6400 Hwy. 49. whitewater
tours.com.

JENNY ELIA PFEIFFER

COLUMBIA
Columbia State Historic Park. 209/588-9128.
11255 Jackson St. Time-travel to this still-active
1850s Gold Rush town.

COULTERVILLE
Northern Mariposa County History Center.
209/878-3015. 10301 Hwy. 49 N. Gold Rush-era
museum features glimpses into local history.

Downieville Museum. 800/200-4949. Hwy.
49. Horse snowshoes, Native American and
Chinese artifacts, and more.
Sunflower Drive-In. 916/967-4331. 10344 Fair
Oaks Blvd. Try a delicious nutburger at this
vegetarian fast-food restaurant.

FOLSOM
Bureau of Land Management. 916/985-4475.
Folsom City Zoo. 916/351-3527. 403 Stafford
St. Animals that can no longer live wild find
refuge here.
Folsom Dam. 916/989-7275. 7794 Folsom
Dam Rd. Overwhelming 340-foot-high,
1,400-foot-long infrastructure for flood control.
Folsom History Museum. 916/985-2707. 823 Sutter
St. Collection housed in restored assay office.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.
916/988-0205. Hike the easy, 3/4-mile Oak
Nature Trail.
Folsom Powerhouse. 916/985-4843. Riley
& Scott Sts. Historic station transmitted
high-voltage AC current to Sacramento.
Folsom Prison Museum. 916/985-2561, ext.
458. Between Folsom and Old Folsom Dam.
Folsom Tourism Bureau. 800/377-1414.
200 Wool St. River town near Sacramento
is famous for its historic district, bike trails,
boating, outlet shopping, and Folsom Prison
Museum. visitfolsom.com. See ad, p. 93-95
Historic Sutter Street. 916/985-2698. Sutter
St. Shop for antiques, collectibles, art.

FORESTHILL
Foresthill Divide Museum. 530/367-3988.
24601 Harrison St. Exhibits include geology,
transportation, recreation.

GRASS VALLEY
Empire Mine State Historic Park.
530/273-8522. One of the oldest, largest, deepest, and richest gold mines in California.

JACKSON
Highway 88. 209/223-0350. More than 70
miles of scenic driving between Hwy. 89 and
the Gold Rush town of Jackson.

JAMESTOWN
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.
209/984-3953. 5th Ave. & Reservoir Rd.
Engines featured in High Noon and Little House
on the Prairie.

LA GRANGE
Turlock Lake State Recreation Area.
209/874-2008.

LINCOLN
Awful Annie's. 916/645-9766. 490 G St.
Home of Grandma's Bread Pudding with
Brandy Sauce.

LOOMIS
High-Hand Nursery, Conservatory, and Art
Gallery. 916/652-2065. 3750 Taylor Rd. Tour
the greenhouse, nursery, blacksmith shop,
and the art gallery located in a historic 1901
fruit-stand building.

LOYALTON
Loyalton Museum. 530/993-6754. Loyalton
Park. Displays about logging, agriculture,
Native American artifacts.
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