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Placerville, California
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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, stamp mill, museum, gift shop, picnic area, hiking trails
Marshall's Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Coloma - site of the 1848 gold discovery that sparked the California Gold Rush!
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
Shafky House and other El Dorado County Bed and Breakfast Inns
Guide to the Arts - Visual and Performing Arts in the greater Sacramento and Northern Sierra region.
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

 
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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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