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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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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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Great gold mine

Interesting hard rock gold mine with a horizontal shaft for an easy walk and tour. Be sure to visit the stamp mill.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Shafsky
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Placerville, CA
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Placerville, CA
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting hard rock gold mine with a horizontal shaft for an easy walk and tour. Be sure to visit the stamp mill.

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very cool place to visit on a hot day as it is always cool inside the horizontal mining shaft that gives the park it's name. Part free, part paid to go inside the mine.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The mine shaft is very short, When we went it was very crowded. I finagled my way to get in at 335 pm. I was done by 345 pm, I suspect most of the fun is panning for gold in the sluice box out front. They would not rent out the pans because it was to late. The Staff was... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I can't really rate this attraction because I got there too late to go in. The last tour is 3:30pm and there are no exceptions.

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Placerville, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Driving up to the Gold Bug Mine, you are immediately struck by the beauty of the rolling hills and peaceful scenery that surrounds this area. But, the beautiful scenery is far surpassed by the treasures hidden within these hills! GOLD! That was the cry that brought this mine into existence! Dating back to 1888, this mine is an undisturbed example... More 

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Placerville, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful place to visit. The mine is very interesting and it doesn't cost much to go inside. The people that work there are very helpful and knowledgeable. Great little gift shop and picnic area. Worth a visit and then take a walk down main street Placerville. Lots of great places to eat or just window shop.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great park with family friendly outdoors. Very good tours of the mine. Nice way of getting out and about for a trip back in time.

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El Dorado Hills, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Took a few hours after breakfast and enjoyed some fine tour guides, amazing mines and stamping mill. Apparently, we need to get out more. Knowing full well that mines and the mining community existed years ago in Placerville but never taking the time to get out and check them out. A super worthwhile afternoon checking out the county's past. Our... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a good value attraction - $6 for adults. The short walk into the old mine with an audio guide is enlightening. And Black Bart, up at the stamp museum is full of quirky tales. A fun stop for adults as well as kids.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a terrific mine that you will especially enjoy on a hot summer day. The inside temperature is nice and cool. They will provide a helmet and an audio program to explain what you are seeing. Reasonably priced.

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Additional Information about Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

Address: Address: Log Cabin Ravine Drive off Bedford Ave., Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: 530 642 5232
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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