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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  • This is such a great park and museum! They also have tours that you can go on and learn more about the park. I didn't go on the tour because I didn't have time, but they are reasonably priced and have...  more »
  • We love this small goldmine park that features a goldmine and lots of caves. Not a large site but it has the basics and is really cute.  more »
  • A great place to take kids from 6 up. It gives an excellent overview of what gold minng was like in the 1850s. most interesting was the machinery used to break up the ore to get to the gold  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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