Placerville, California
El Dorado County
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El Dorado County Information

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El Dorado County Visitors Authority (home page)- places to see and things to do in Placerville and throughout El Dorado County. Includes links to lodging and campgrounds.
Gold Bug Park, Placerville -- underground mine tours, gold panning, stamp mill, museum, gift shop, picnic area, hiking trails
Gold Discovery Park Association, Coloma, the site of the 1848 gold discovery that sparked the California Gold Rush!
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Coloma - official Park site
Downtown Placerville Merchants - find local galleries, places to dine, jewelry, antiques and clothing stores and more; see downtown map
Historic 49 -- local restaurants, lodging, events, historic information, etc. Also see their map for information about neighboring towns.
El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce - more information about El Dorado County
Apple Hill -- locations of orchards, bakeries, picnic areas of Apple Hill
Farm Trails Guide - location of farms; market information
Wineries Association - location of vineyards
LAKE TAHOE Visitor Info - include this scenic area in your trip
Guide to the Arts - Visual and Performing Arts in the greater Sacramento and Northern Sierra region.
Shafky House and other El Dorado County Bed and Breakfast Inns
Gold Country Families, a free Online Magazine and E-Mail Newsletter of Sierra Nevada Gold Country family-friendly local activities and getaways
Neighboring Gold Country Counties

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Alpine
Alpine County Visitor Info
Amador
Amador County Visitor Info
Sutter Gold Mine, Amador City - underground tours of gold mine, gemstone panning for kids, gift shop
Kennedy Mine, Highway 49, Jackson California - historic mine site above ground tours; museum; gift shop
Calaveras
Calaveras County Visitor Info
Mariposa
Mariposa County Visitor Info
California State Mining & Mineral Museum, 5005 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa, CA  (209) 742-7625.
Nevada
Nevada County Visitor Info
Empire Mine, 10791 Empire Street, Grass Valley - State Historic Park - mine site; museum; above ground tours.
Malakoff Diggins, Nevada City - State Historic Park - hydraulic mining site; museum, walking tours. (530) 265-2740
Placer
Placer County Visitor Info
Sacramento
SACRAMENTO Visitor Info 
Sacramento Museums - includes Sutter's Fort
Sierra
Sierra County Visitor Info
Sixteen to One Mine, Alleghany, Sierra County - not exactly "nearby" but a worthwhile trip if you are on an extended vacation. Active mine (including gold laced quartz); mine tours; museum.
Tuolumne
Tuolumne County Visitor Info
Information about all California State Parks
 

Contact Information
To contact the El Dorado club, write to El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, P. O. Box 950, Placerville, CA 95667; Tele (530) 676-2472.

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