Hangtown's Gold Bug Park, Placerville

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Entry into Gold Mine with audio wand

Stamp mill building and Black smith shop

Gift shop and small museum

Picnic areas along the stream or for groups in the Liberty Pavillion

About 2 total miles of short hiking trails for families to enjoy the park
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  • August 14, 2017
    By chance we came through on our round trip CA on the disused gold mine (14 degrees "cold") and just a few hundred metres away stone mill with gold wash. 2 hours is sufficient to get an insight into the local gold production until the mid-20th century. In a historic smithy, Potter two nice guys from old horseshoes of all sorts of souvenirs and are happy ready for a chat. Interesting lecture about how of the "stampmill" and the harsh working conditions.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We downloaded the 'self guided' tour app...which was really great. If you didn't have a smart phone, they would lend you one to use for the tour! Oh and hard hats are a MUST! I would have had one heck...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    fun to see old gold mine and how they mined it and the grounds and the stamp mill, blacksmith and trails to walk  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    Nice place to do some light walking. Shady walkways. Lots of butterflies and other wildlife. Plenty of area history to explore. We ran across a baby skunk on our walk. It was only a week or two weeks old. Cutest little thing you ever saw. Too bad it's a skunk.
  • May 2, 2017
    It was a nice drive up. Very interesting place, they have a self walk tour in the mine. You hook up to their app and internet to listen to it. They also have a blacksmith and mill there, they gave a tour and explained how it was all done. The gift shop was very affordable. Very friendly and a great learning experience
  • June 13, 2017
    Gold Bug park is a gorgeous expanse. It is much larger than it appears when you park. There are some fun activities for small kids, and plenty of places to explore. I love stopping here whenever I pass through Placerville.
  • May 16, 2017
    A nice place to visit. There's a short unguided mine tour with earphones. An old mine process. A picnic area and gift store. Fun to do at least once.
  • May 11, 2017
    What a fantastic field trip!!! The staff was so organized, helpful, knowledgeable and loved what they did!!! I can't wait to take my family for a day hike!

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