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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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English first
Placerville, CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

To count this as a bonafide "attraction" I'm also including the whole of Historic Main Street Placerville, which is certainly worth a visit. The Bell Tower is sort of a centerpiece for the street, which contains many cute shops, excellent restaurants and quaint storefronts, not the least of which is Placerville Hardware Store. I put the date of my visit... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Take a stroll down town to the historic area of the gold rush. Don't miss the Placerville Hardware Store, a real treasure for shoppers, they have everything, you never leave empty handed.

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San Francisco
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242 reviews 242 reviews
104 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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