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Old Town Auburn

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Address: Auburn, CA
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This pleasant neighborhood has nice shops and fun antiques.

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Old & New Auburn Town

Great little old town with lots of things going on during the year.Wonderful Gold Mining history, sweet little museum, some great places to eat any meal as well as a few local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little old town with lots of things going on during the year.Wonderful Gold Mining history, sweet little museum, some great places to eat any meal as well as a few local shops worth a visit. I particularly like Old Town Auburn for it's quaint architecture, old Post Office and Fire station.

Thank auburnaandj
Auburn, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk about, few blocks of interesting shops and many restaurants to choose from. Twice a year spring ang fall they have an awesome antique street faire.

Thank Jacklynn99
Cool, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of excellent restaurants, shops, artists within a tiny 3 block space. Even we who live here go down to Oldtown for food, shopping, and events.

Thank 1Zipadee
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an interesting experience to visit the Mandarin Festival on the fair grounds in Old Auburn. The town is well signed including which exit to take off I80 to get to the Festival. It is held in late November from Friday through Sunday. There is a charge for parking and admission, but not expensive. You can pick up cards... More 

Thank 627ruthannh
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Just about every city in California has an "old town" area with restaurants, shops and some historical information. While Auburn is certainly not the largest of these old towns, it stands out for how well integrated it is into the local community. Old Town Auburn is not just a tourist trap (like San Diego or Sacramento) but is the heart... More 

Thank ElGuru71
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is my home town so call me bias, but old town Auburn is a great little 49's original gold rush town. It has plenty of food choices and the ale house is worth a visit. Lots of history to explore and a good mini museum in the court house. Perhaps the best thing about the old town is its... More 

Thank Nmnmnmh
Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I love a visit to Auburn, I just moved back home, after 15 years, it has the most unique shops, restaurants and events monthly. A fun and safe getaway for the traveler, once you visit you will return.

Thank Susan H
Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Charming little unique shops. Parking is very limited but worth the effort. Quick access of Interstate 80.

Thank hanabananaman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

oldest post office in state no automation at all. great food. friendly people.lots of small shops. old courthouse now a museum.

Thank 718stanleyl
Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Old Town Auburn is a well kept, easy-to-walk tourist destination with a fine array of shops (clothes, jewelry, art/crafts, food), a pleasant choice of restaurants, nearby parking, an historical site or two, a strange giant gold-panning statue. Wander and shop for an hour or two, try to ignore the interstate highway rushing less than 50 yards from you, and stay... More 

Thank twoinmaine

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