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Gold Country Museum

1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Auburn
Type: History Museums
Activities: Prospecting
Description: Located in the heart of Gold Rush territory, this museum explores the history and legacy of this exciting era.
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Modesto, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The museum isn't very big, but they do sell bags with small flecks of gold, so the kids can actually pan for gold. The museum was very informative about the life of a prospector and mining. Plus, it is free, so that was nice.

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133 reviews 133 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

So many people who live in Auburn don't even visit this great museum. There is so much fantastic history in this museum. The Auburn Courthouse is a very well known place for many famous cases. The old courhouse rooms are still with very rich and lush woods. The museum gives us a birds eye view of the Gold Country in... More

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Turlock, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Here's a hint for finding it - When you drive into the designated area, drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right. There is parking right in front of the museum. This will make it much easier of less able bodied people to get there. Lots of Gold Country history, a mine to walk through and a reproduction... More

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Lansing, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

If you don’t have the time to drive to the Empire Mine State Historic Park, make a visit to the Gold Country Museum in Auburn. My five-year old grandson had a great time panning for gold right inside the museum, thanks to the very helpful museum volunteer. There’s a small hard rock mine display and other exhibits on gold mining... More

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Placerville, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Check it out if you are into Gold Country historical stuff.

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Modesto, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

informative displays well done. Attendants well informed helpful and friendly

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Grass Valley, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Well maintained, very interesting historical artifacts.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

A interesting fee stop. If you engage the docents you will get a lot more out of it, figure about an hour. Younger kids have some areas where they can touch and feel things. This is a quick 1-2 room tour of various kinds of mining. Can be a little tricky finding but consider it a nice introduction to the... More

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