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Address: North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone Number: 530-265-2740

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Awesome history

Stepping back in time was awesome, they have the old style drug store, blacksmith and more. Our guide Brooke was very knowledgeable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Basingstoke
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stepping back in time was awesome, they have the old style drug store, blacksmith and more. Our guide Brooke was very knowledgeable.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Its still a great park to visit and see how hydraulic mining changed the course of history. Be sure and stop and visit the Columbia School House on the way.

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Meadow Vista, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The hydraulic mining practices in the 1870's triggered the first environmental lawsuit in California. This area is a reminder of the changes brought to the land by mining via this method. If you look at a detailed map you discover a series of these areas running from here south to the vicinity of I80 down in Placer County. They were... More 

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schornre@sbcglogal.net
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

cool place for history about the gold rush era and how towns sprang up and were left for other repurposes

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Nevada City, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The trail through the lower part of the diggins is amazing--beautiful botany, surrounded by surrealistic rock formations formed by blasting the hillsides with gigantic water cannons (monitors) over 100 years ago. The nearby town of North Bloomfield, a few miles further, is nicely preserved, but attractions are only open sometimes---check ahead!

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Northern CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Amazing place - beautiful and chock full of history. Worth a day to see what the placer mining was all about here in the region.

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Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We would have enjoyed this place a lot more if the museum hadn't been closed. We found ourselves in the middle of a poorly marked park with no map. Also, we used our GPS to reach the park, big mistake. Do NOT take Bloomfield road, as road conditions are downright scary. We plan to return in summer via Route 49... More 

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352 reviews 352 reviews
233 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We drove from Beale AFB in Marysville to Malakoff Diggins State Park. Our GPS put us on 20 to Coyote Rd to N Bloomfield Rd. The road started out paved and marked, then just paved, then over a one lane bridge onto a gravel road, followed by a dirt road. It was miles and miles of switchbacks, bends, and turns... More 

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Hercules
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a beautiful area filled with much history. There are still the original buildings (church, school, bar, homes, pharmacy, livery stable, etc.) and a cemetery. The "diggins" are spectacular.

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Cornelius
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really enjoyed the tour given by one of the volunteers. She took us through each of the buildings and explained the history behind it. The tour took about an hour to walk main street and see all the buildings. History buffs will love this place. It is a shame that there isn't enough money in the state to take... More 

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