Sacramento and the Gold Country

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

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  • 1. Angels Camp Museum

    Historic District/Site

    Learn a little bit about Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"—and Angels Camp's celebrated frog-jumping contests—at...Read More

  • 2. Calaveras Big Trees State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The park protects hundreds of the largest and rarest living things on the planet—magnificent giant sequoia redwood trees. Some are 3,000 years...Read More

  • 3. California State Railroad Museum

    Old Sacramento | Museum/Gallery

    Sprawling over three floors and taking up the equivalent of 2½ acres of space, this museum celebrates the history of trains from their 19th...Read More

  • 4. Columbia State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Columbia, whose mines yielded $87 million in gold, is both a functioning community and a historically preserved town. Usually you can ride a...Read More

  • 5. Empire Mine State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Starting with the "secret map" that mine management hid from miners, you can relive the days of gold, grit, and glory, when this mine was one...Read More

  • 6. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The American River's south fork slices through this park commemorating California's mining history. Trails lead from the parking lot to a statue...Read More

  • 7. Moaning Caverns Adventure Park


    For a different sort of underground jewel, wander into an ancient limestone cave, where stalactites and stalagmites, not gold and silver, await...Read More

  • 8. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    A must for rail enthusiasts and families with kids, this is one of the most intact early roundhouses (maintenance facilities) in North America...Read More

  • 9. Tahoe Science Center


    Learn how Lake Tahoe was formed, why it’s so blue, and how its ecosystem is changing at Tahoe’s only science center, which is affiliated with...Read More

  • 10. Apple Hill


    From July to late December, Apple Hill Growers Association members open their orchards and vineyards for apple and berry picking; picnicking...Read More

  • 11. Black Chasm Cavern National Natural Landmark


    Guided 50-minute tours take you past stalactites, stalagmites, and rare formations of delicate helictites in three underground chambers, one...Read More

  • 12. California Agriculture Museum


    This gigantic space in the nearby community of Woodland provides a thorough historical overview of motorized agricultural vehicles through dozens...Read More

  • 13. California Cavern State Historic Landmark


    A ½-mile subterranean trail winds through large chambers and past underground streams and lakes. There aren't many steps to climb, but it's...Read More

  • 14. California Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Showcasing longtime and temporary residents who helped elevate the Golden State, this museum displays artifacts from the State Constitution...Read More

  • 15. California State Mining and Mineral Museum


    A California state park, the museum has displays on gold-rush history including a replica hard-rock mine shaft to walk through, a miniature...Read More

  • 16. Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station

    Old Sacramento | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    At this reconstructed 1876 depot there's rolling stock to admire and a typical waiting room. On summer weekends and a few other times, a train...Read More

  • 17. Gold Prospecting Adventures


    You'll get a real feel (sort of) for the life of a prospector on the three-hour gold-panning excursions (reservations recommended) led by this...Read More

  • 18. Gold Rush Museum


    You'll get a feel for life in the mines at this museum whose highlights include a re-created mine tunnel and an indoor gold-panning stream. ...Read More

  • 19. Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine


    Take a self-guided tour of this fully lighted mine shaft within a park owned by the City of Placerville. The worthwhile audio tour (included...Read More

  • 20. North Star Mining Museum


    Inside a former powerhouse, the museum displays a 32-foot-high Pelton Water Wheel said to be the largest ever built. The wheel, used to power...Read More

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