Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Sacramento and the Gold Country - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Relive the days of gold, grit, and glory, when this mine was one of the biggest and most prosperous hard-rock gold mines in North America.

Holbrooke Hotel

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The recently refurnished landmark hotel ($$), built in 1851, hosted entertainer Lola Montez and writer Mark Twain as well as Ulysses...

Lola Montez House

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In the center of town, on the site of the original, stands a reproduction of the home of Lola Montez, the notorious dancer, singer, and...

North Star Mining Museum

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Housed in a former powerhouse, the museum displays the 32-foot-high Pelton Water Wheel, said to be the largest ever built. It was used...

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