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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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Fun little outing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 6 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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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Gold bug is a great place to get a taste of the gold mine era from 1849. Actual mine and park tour kids of all ages will enjoy. Be sure to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Great staff and enjoyable experience. Beautiful area and has a stamp mill as well. Be sure to visit if you're in the area.

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Placerville, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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

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 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 48 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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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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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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Additional Information about Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

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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