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Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

California State Mining and Mineral Museum

  • 5005 Fairground Rd. Map It
  • Mariposa

Updated 04/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Displays on gold-rush history here include a faux hard-rock mine shaft, a miniature stamp mill, and a 13-pound chunk of crystallized gold. In September 2012, thieves stole almost $2 million in gold and jewels; suspects were soon arrested, but only some of the items were recovered.

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5005 Fairground Rd., off Hwy. 49, Mariposa, California, 95338, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $4
  • May–Sept., daily 10–5; Oct.–Apr., Wed.–Mon. 10–4

Updated 04/30/2014


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