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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

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Address: North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone Number: 530-265-2740
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NIce place once you've found it.

Visited the park one afternoon after visiting the Empire Mine in the morning. Took the most direct route via the Edwards crossing bridge. Big mistake, from there to Malakoff is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
Hayzeebloke
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Strood UK
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Strood UK
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82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Visited the park one afternoon after visiting the Empire Mine in the morning. Took the most direct route via the Edwards crossing bridge. Big mistake, from there to Malakoff is 5.5 miles of dirt track. Once you get close the Park isn't signposted either. Took ages to find it! Once there the park is great. Did a short woodland walk... More 

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is an epic beautiful place to visit and has a rich history of the original mining days and the ways things used to work. There are many great hiking trails ,not many people and no food available but worth the drive to see..

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went here last weekend and what a special treat. Once you get there.... This place is out there and the road is rough getting there. Our Prius managed but at a slow pace maneuvering the potholes. We didn't get to spend as much time here as we would have liked but really enjoyed the museum (definitely watch the 18-minute video:... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I have been traveling to the Diggins since I was very young. The hiking is excellent, scenery is incredible and there are a ton of "hidden" lakes. Highly recommended.

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California
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This Park was very nice, the little town quaint. We had heard about this area and decided to check it out. Took many pictures, however, don't follow the road on out, go back the way you came in on paved road to Hwy 49. We ended up in Nevada City, however, it was a dirt road with many holes -... More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is ground zero for the history of hydraulic gold mining in CA. The places the miners worked, lived, and slept. Even a Pony Express mail stop. Ask about the Welsh "Clampers". Don't miss this.

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South San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful & interesting area. We had 2 small children & 3 dogs, not good for them. Lots of unpaved adventurous roads! Didn't get to see much on the paved roads. Would like to return without the babies & dogs to see more.

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Basingstoke
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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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