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Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

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Address: Log Cabin Ravine Drive off Bedford Ave., Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: 530 642 5232
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Prospecting
Description: A place to see one of the old gold mines.

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The grandkids loved it

We recently took our grandkids to Gold Bug Park and Mine and they loved it, especially being able to wear the hard hats. We loved it because inside the mine the temp was a cool 51... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Placerville, California
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Boise, ID
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable for our son and likely would have rated higher if we hadn't recently been to Sierra Silver Mine tour outside Historic Wallace. This other tour had working machinery and stories from a former miner. Here you have a pleasant audio tour while strolling the mine. Electric lights and flat floor surface for those with disabilities or unsure footing.... More 

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We recently took our grandkids to Gold Bug Park and Mine and they loved it, especially being able to wear the hard hats. We loved it because inside the mine the temp was a cool 51 degrees while it roasted outside. After we went through the mine, we rented pans so the kids could pan for "gold" in the troughs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Historically and picnic all in one small place. Gold mine and museum, take a walk along creek or relax in shade. Very nice afternoon.

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placerville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Took our nephews here for a visit, we learned more about gold mining than they did. It was great to go into a mine. The kids enjoyed the flashlights and the mining helmet even though they did not need them like we did.

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northern california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a good and nicely low key introduction to the one of the kinds of gold mining that went on during the gold rush. You can take an interesting tour inside a mine shaft with a recorded device and there is a museum with someone to answer questions. There is a short trail with some poison ivy around. It's... More 

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Placerville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a nice little place to visit if you are in the Placerville area. The park is easy to find and offers some great history of the area. The stamp mill is first rate, and the mine tour is good, but kind of pricey. The stamp mill is free, the walk the around the area is free, the store... More 

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Kentfield,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We really enjoyed the gold mine tour. My 9 yr old could not stop talking about it. The 20 minute audio tour is really informative. We came towards closing time and they kept the stamping mill open for us Must see if you are in Placerville

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Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took the kids and grandparent here. The mine tour was fun and informative. My daughter enjoyed the gold panning. She came out with a lot of little shiny rock (gold or pyrite, who knows?) she also got some turquoise chips and a garnet

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Garden Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Loved all the history.Fun place to take the family and learn interesting thing's you get to see for yourself instead of reading much more impressive.

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San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are visiting the heart of the California Mother Lode, this is a great place to stop. A little tricky to navigate, but there is good signage leading you just a few blocks away from Highway 50 in Placerville. Hard rock mining of gold, very nice amusing self guided audio tour, you can walk all the way in and... More 

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