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

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Old West Gold Mining History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone Number: 530-265-2740
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City

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