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Hangtown's Gold Bug Park, Placerville

(120+ reviews on the web)
Nature / Park
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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  • 5 minutes from downtown Placerville and super interesting for kids and adults. Did the mine tour which only took 10 minutes or so but very evocative in the damp cool dark cave. Then panned for semi-pr...  more »
  • We came here to go do a tour of the mine for my 4th grader who was doing a project on California's Gold Rush. I did this more to get her excited about the project and learning information about it. Sh...  more »
  • Had a great time. Grandson was so excited about going thru the mind ! Went hiking along the trails ...nice and easy. People are very friendly. Stamp mill is very interesting and Black Bart was a hoot ...  more »
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  • Had such a great time! Loved the trails!
  • Blacksmith and tamp machine were staffed with wonderful volunteers. The cave tour was also interesting. The grounds are wonderful, and is a must visit if you have kids.
  • Neat little gift store. Ate lunch at the picnic area.
  • I adore this small & very historical park. Very nice to visit on a hot summer day & have a picnic. Filled with different varieties of indigenous birds & wildlife, which will visit you, if you sit very still & notice them!! The docents are well informed. Most California residents do not know that El Dorado County is referred to as "The County that made California Great" due to the discovery of GOLD! A happy place!
  • It's mineing. Ways back in the days