Gold Country California Visitor Information

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Immerse Yourself in History

James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the tailrace of the sawmill he was building for himself and John Sutter. This discovery changed the course of California’s and the nation’s history. See a replica of the original sawmill and over 20 historic buildings including mining, house, school, and store exhibits. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is one of the most significant historic sites in the nation.

Grab an Adrenaline Rush – Try your adventurous side! White Water Rafting, Kayaking or Swimming. The weather’s hot, but the water’s cool. From beginner to advanced, Coloma have adventures for everyone.

Sip Local Wines – The Coloma-Lotus Valley and El Dorado County wineries are known for producing delicious and affordable, award winning wines. The decomposed granite and well-drained, gravelly soil provide a terroir that is unique to this specific area and very different when compared to Napa’s clay soil. It is perfect for growing Bordeaux varietals. However, our unique microclimate doesn’t get too hot or too cold, which is perfect for many different grapes including French and Italian varietals. This up and coming wine region offers an array of experiences, tastes and bouquets for beginners to the wine world, or for the more experienced oenophile.

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Top Attractions in the Gold Country Area

Black Chasm Cavern, Volcano
California Cavern, Mountain Ranch
Children’s Museum of the Sierras
Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia
Daffodil Hill, Sutter Creek
Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley

Activities in the Gold Country Area

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Fallon House Home to Sierra Repertory Theatre Company

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