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Hangtown's Gold Bug Park, Placerville

4.4
#2 of 6 in Sightseeing in Placerville
Nature / Park Mine
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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4.3
  • I am encouraging everyone to visit this mine to understand what the miners encountered as they dug through the earth looking for gold. Adjacent exhibits and artifacts were all a plus.  more »
  • You can skip the mine but do not miss the tour and talk of the mining process and the history of the area.  more »
  • We are senior couples visiting from out of state. Bucket list item to see where the gold rush began. The self guided mine tour is excellent. Clear , concise and very fun to be able to experience an ac...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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