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This is a historical view back into the days of the California Gold Rush and later gold mining in Amador County. There are different informational areas on a walk up a steep hill, although people with mobility issues can drive to the top of the...More
Wonderful piece of gold rush history preserved for all to see for free. The bad thing is once darkness falls on this nice park unsavory people like to dwell in it and leave their trash for others to cleanup the next day.
If you're interested in gold mining and/or gold rush history, this open air display is worth a 15-20 minute visit. It's a little gem off the beaten path. The community has raised a lot of money to create this park.
It is a small park but there is gold rush history there with the HUGE water wheel.
I enjoy history and how things were built back then. They have one wheel laying on the ground and they rebuilt another one. Just the time and effort...More
The drive in was as interesting as the tailing park! Some of the buildings date back from the gold rush times. This was a new part of town for us. One building had the big metal doors from long ago!
There's a parking lot right...More
Definitely worth a stop. There was not a guide when we visited, but very much enjoyed reading about and seeing the Tailing Wheels. One has completely collapsed, and the other is housed in a building to preserve it.
There is much to see here, especially considering that the mine has not been operational for decades. The guide was friendly and well informed, and the staff and amenities in general were welcoming. The guide also provided helpful information for exploring Jackson and St. Sava's...More