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Address: Placerville, CA 95667
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Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.

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The Bell Tower is on Main Street. It is very visible, which makes it a good place to meet up with others in your party if they have different shopping interests. Just a couple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NobodyNobodyAtAll
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Florida, USA
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Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bell Tower is on Main Street. It is very visible, which makes it a good place to meet up with others in your party if they have different shopping interests. Just a couple of warnings: cars do drive all the way around the base of the Bell Tower, so be careful if you try to walk under it. Also,... More 

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Thank NobodyNobodyAtAll
Monterey Peninsula, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is located in the center of the original part of Placerville. It is where they originally hung people.

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Thank Caroline S
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great place to start for a visit to Placerville. There is a large parking garage tucked discreetly out of the way near the Bell Tower. Walk along the Old Town section of Main Street both East and West from the Bell Tower. Lots of restaurants, unique local business and the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi. Ask to see... More 

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1 Thank Wendy C
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

What a quaint lovely little area. I had never been to Placerville. I had a couple of hours downtown and found it to be charming. Easy to get around, a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Some beautiful local art work in one of the shops ( sorry I cannot remember the name) but its across the street from the... More 

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1 Thank Katgoodhiding
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When in Placerville, check out the Bell Tower. You can see this in historic pictures all over town. There is so much history in Placerville. It's definitely worth a trip. While you're here you can also visit Apple Hill. Great place to take the family.

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Thank big2dan
Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Seemed like a drive by attraction to me. It is a good idea to drive down the main street in Placerville. Won't miss it

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Thank TammyLou
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This bell tower has been since history times. I love the way they decorate it for holidays and live music for events in the center of the tower. It's a spotlight for Placerville and visitors.

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1 Thank Karen M
Placerville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I've lived in Placerville since the 70's, and the main focal point everyone could find blindfolded would be the Bell Tower. If you ever separated in the downtown area, and agreed to meet at the Bell Tower, your group would never become lost. The base can hold a very cramped 6 piece band ( I know ) and is host... More 

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1 Thank Bambuddhist
Sierra Foothills, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An old bell tower stck in the middle of town? It seems to have some historic significance, but I haven't had anyone able to tell me what it is. It impedes traffic right inthe center of Placerville. It is a centerpiece for holiday decoration and a focal point for outdoor festivities in Placerville, but don't confuse it with the Eiffel... More 

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Thank alanol
Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The bell tower area is a great place to go. We went up to go to the casino but had more fun at all the unique shops that were in the town.

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