Gold Country Museum

1273 High Street
530-889-6500

Many different methods of mining gold are explored in the exhibits of this museum. Your tour of the museum begins with an expedition through a replicated hard rock mine. Once you leave the dark tunnel behind, you’ll find a stamp mill and an assay office. It’s here that gold was processed from the raw material removed from the mines.

Exhibits of a miner’s cabin and a mining camp saloon where a game of Faro is underway provide glimpses into the lives of miners.

Using our many displays and indoor gold panning stream, museum docents will help you explore the most common methods of finding gold, from simple panning to hard rock and hydraulic mining.

For those who want a first-hand gold mining experience we have an indoor panning stream where we offer gold panning lessons.


Reviews

Journey To Whole

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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Always fun to go to events here. Nice and clean. Events seem well organized. There are always law enforcement there to make you feel safe.

McKenna Griffith

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Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

There's always a fun and family friendly event happening here. Its also a great place to walk your dog. I overall have had a wonderful time here and highly suggest that you should check it out.

Bobbie Carlson

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Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Enjoyed the Antique Show. Lots of vendors, lots of interesting "things" at reasonable prices. The building was clean. The VENDORS displays were well situated and the rows were wide enough to comfortably to walk through.

Jamie Kong

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Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

We came here for the @pumpkinnightsfest event. I liked it. Not a huge festival but I'm sure it'll get bigger as time goes on. It was still really fun. We had great weather that night and I was in good company. I will definitely go back. Especially since they had special deals on tickets.

Jeanie Zatkulak

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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

This fairground is amazing. I grew up here with this as my lifelong “home” fairground so maybe I’m biased but I feel so happy here and the grounds are beautiful and well maintained