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Placer County Courthouse

101 Maple St., Auburn, CA
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Auburn
Type: Museums, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Jan 7, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a beautiful courthouse from the 1800's with an interesting collection of California Indian artifacts and a great display of gold nuggets. It is easy to spend an hour here, Also a nice 10 minute film of the historic Lincoln Highway which went through the area. Auburn is a charming town and a nice place to spend a day.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

First floor of the still-working courthouse is a free gold rush museum. Interesting exhibits and info, including raw gold samples from the area. Recommended.

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Auburn, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'm particularly fond of this courthouse as a my father was once a superior court judge here. As a child, I called it "Daddy's Courthouse". Aside from that familiarity, I would point out that this building sat for years in limbo while it was decided whether or not to restore or demolish it. Fortunately, it was saved, although the interior... More

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Meadow Vista, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Did you know there's a fossil bearing cave in the American River Canyon. Have you ever stood at the edge of a Native American Village in pre-Goldrush times. Have you ever seen a Gold Nugget Collection, or heard the story of Highway 40, The Lincoln Highway. How about peering into an under the stairs Woman's jail cell. If you haven't... More

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Meadow Vista, California
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

On the Ground Floor of the Historic Courthouse is a local museum. Presenting subjects from Native Americans, Fossils, Communication, Gold Rush, to historical Highway 40 it covers a lot of ground in a small space. There's a restored Sheriff's Office down the hall and on old Woman's Jail Cell under the stairs outside. Lots of info in a small space... More

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Nevada City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is a really picturesque building near old town Auburn. The bottom floor is museum; gold rush stuff plus Indian artifacts.

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Good little museum with Gold Rush and Indian history. WOn't take long, but if in town, worth a visit :)

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San Francisco
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This historical building is worth a visit. It is beautifully sited on a knoll within walking distance of Downtown. Beautifully preserved. Small museum inside as well.

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

Have you ever seen huge chunks of real gold? No. Well, you can see it here. There is also a full room displace of the old sheriff's office and lots of local tribal history on display.

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Renton, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Very ornate and in fantastic shape for being 100+ years old. This is working courthouse so walk thru the metal detector and go to the Placer County museum on the ground floor (extremely well done and worth a visit) donations are a nice thing to do

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