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Bell Tower

Placerville, CA
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Placerville
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.
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San Francisco
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209 reviews 209 reviews
92 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Not really a tourist stop. More of a historical thing in the middle of the street. Cool for a quick glance.

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northern california
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just a comfortable spot to sit with your favorite coffee drink and a muffin. Lots of natural light thru big windows, and a 270 degree view of the downtown Main Street happenings. Free wifi or grab the paper from the News Company next door.

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Placerville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a static display, a visual landmark of what had been the city center for Placerville. These bell towers can be found in the old Gold Rush towns. The towns used the bells to call volunteer firemen to man the horse drawn equipment. A must see.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

As you walk down Main Street you can not miss it. It was a good break from all the shopping and restaurants. Make a quick stop and read up on the history of this quaint town.

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Olympia, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Okay, its a bell tower in town. If this is all this town has going for it, I feel sorry for the locals. The trouble is, there isn't much to do in this place, and the locals get kind of bored, so they have to have a mascot that gives them something to talk about when they leave town and... More

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Placerville, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The bell tower is the visual anchor of downtown Placerville. All commerce radiates from this centerpoint. Restaurants, hardware stores, antique stores and friendly businesses

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foothills..ca.
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111 reviews 111 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

It's in town . If you make it here..you cant miss it..come during stagecoach days or in the fall, The tower is in central placerville.

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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

It is a great spot to take photos at. But there is not much else to do!

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Garden Valley, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Historic old belltower is on Main Street about center of Plascerville. This historic old town is so worth getting off Hwy 50 to visit. Quaint old shops, cafes and the wests only continuous running hardware store, right on Main. If they don't have it you won't find it. A great place to browse for quaint gifts.

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Cameron Park, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Part of historic downtown Placerville's history. The Bell Tower's bell was originally constructed to be rung during a fire emergency calling out the volunteers. Placerville, known as HANGTOWN experienced its share of fires, destroying much of the downtown.

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