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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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Self guided tour using an app you need to download on your phone. Our phone didn't work very well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lillian D
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Red Oak, Texas, United States
Great Place for Family outing

This is a beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic, allow children some hiking freedom and gain lots of... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
dsaxtonCalifornia
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Placerville, California
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You'll step back in time when you enter Gold Bug Park! It'a a REAL mining site from the Gold Rush days. Explore the park and then the mining museum. Find your riches in the gem panning trough. Be sure to visit our historic Stamp Mill and working...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2635 Gold Bug Ln, Placerville, CA 95667-4656
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+1 530-642-5207
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"working blacksmith shop"
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"staff was very friendly"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Self guided tour using an app you need to download on your phone. Our phone didn't work very well but just seeing the mine was OK without the audio. Doesn't take a lot of time. Short, easy walk but is a little wet.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic, allow children some hiking freedom and gain lots of knowledge about the Gold Rush. We've taken our grandchildren there (age 5-13) and they completely enjoyed the experience. Visiting the Blacksmith Shop is especially fascinating for kids.

1  Thank dsaxtonCalifornia
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our grandkids enjoyed the mine tour and panning for the “gems.” Don’t miss the blacksmith shop. The blacksmiths were very informative.

1  Thank LosCaboscouple
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Gold Bug Mine is an outstanding chance to walk into a real gold mine, and see, and feel what it was like working in the cool/ damp tunnel. You get a self guided head set that will explain what your seeing inside the cave....More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Planned on Apple Hill but ended up here for the afternoon. So glad we stopped, lots of great history and much to learn and see. Would love to stop again when in the area.

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Charles B, Public Relations Manager at Hangtown's Gold Bug Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

We're so pleased you stopped by and had a fun adventure! EUREKA!!!!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Wasn't sure what we were in for, but were delighted with the customer service, the excitement from people onsite, and what we all found out. Was a really neat experience!

1  Thank CarlaB6
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Charles B, Public Relations Manager at Hangtown's Gold Bug Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the kind review. As the miners would say: EUREKA!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Stamp mill, mine shaft and gift shop make this the place to visit. Take a hike or have a picnic. Seems like you are in the woods a mere mile out of town.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

If you find yourself in the Placerville area and you have an afternoon to check things out, you owe it to yourself to check out the Gold Bug Park. If you love California history, you don't want to miss this. There are real gold mines...More

1  Thank mtngurly
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

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 a lot to offer....More

1  Thank casabear
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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.

1  Thank Ladyfish1000
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Saurabh-RV
16 April 2018|
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Response from CarlaB6 | Reviewed this property |
It's not a long walk, so your toddler should do fine. My kids didn't have to wear a hard hat since they were so short. It's based on heights.
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shel_bel9
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.
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