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Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

2635 Gold Bug Ln, Placerville, CA 95667-4656
+1 530-642-5207
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Gold mining education

You can skip the mine but do not miss the tour and talk of the mining process and the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joseph f
naples fl
Wonderful afternoon!

We are senior couples visiting from out of state. Bucket list item to see where the gold rush... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suzanne B
via mobile
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  • Average8%
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“gift shop” (13 reviews)
“black bart” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2635 Gold Bug Ln, Placerville, CA 95667-4656
+1 530-642-5207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can skip the mine but do not miss the tour and talk of the mining process and the history of the area.

Thank joseph f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 actual mine...dripping water, low ceilings and cool...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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-precious gems. This is the highlight. You pan in a...More

2  Thank wendywendy
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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. She brought along a notebook...More

2  Thank Kelli P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 !

3  Thank Triphappy69
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The gold mine here is fascinating - you can tour at your own pace. Our children of middle school and elementary age loved this place. And it is very convenient - only 10 minutes from Placerville.

3  Thank Brad D
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Hubby, Mom & I went, it was fun, informative & very nice people. Very chilly so wear warm clothes & shoes, it's in a mine

2  Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped with kids on the way from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe. The staff were really enthusiastic and informative. Do take time to see the gold extracting area too.

2  Thank J0nnyb0y1969
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This mine in Placerville is easy to reach from Hwy. 50; the exit street, Bedford Ave., is well marked. The site has two parts. The lower part includes a small gift shop, a picnic area (no food is sold on site, however), and access to...More

4  Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Kind of fun to walk into a rock tunnel. It make you appreciate the amount of labor required to dig through rock. The people are friendly and the museum is nice but after an hour or so we were ready to go. Nice park to...More

2  Thank someyawhoo
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Are there any discounts for this place? Special times, days for a discount? Thanks!
12 July 2015|
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Response from Shafsky | Reviewed this property |
No discounts, the park is free. The mine is $6 for adults.
Pat H
Is it opened in January, if so when and what are the times
19 January 2015|
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