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Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Historically very interesting

I took my grandchildren and we had lots of fun. Lots of steps and walking with steep hills... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Placerville, California
Different get out of heat educational mining experience!

My daughter and I enjoyed this tour - gave you an appreciation of how hard people worked back in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“gift shop”(17 reviews)
“black bart”(10 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2635 Gold Bug Ln, Placerville, CA 95667-4656
+1 530-642-5207
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All reviewsself guided tourgift shopblack bartmine shafthard hatsworking blacksmith shopfun place to visitgreat history lessonmining tourhead setstaff was very friendlygreat for kidsnice walkinteresting informationa real treatcouple of hoursstamp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my grandchildren and we had lots of fun. Lots of steps and walking with steep hills. Parking not the best but is part of the appeal. Glad we visited for sure.

Thank LindaW1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed this tour - gave you an appreciation of how hard people worked back in those days. The audio tour was excellent.

1  Thank bigrockr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took friends visiting from Australia. Great easy trip for the morning and then lunch in Placerville. The kids and parents enjoyed it!

1  Thank GThomas815
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Nice to cool off and enjoy an educational tour. Highly recommend this place to enjoy a peaceful and interesting departure from traffic and crowds.

1  Thank Tourist655377
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

My 7 year old grandson (a Minecraft kid) really enjoyed the mine & panning for gems. The blacksmith shop was on the busy side. The stamper machine & talk gave him so great facts. It’s a wonderful place to go on a hot day because...More

Thank aquaH2Omama
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Very easy to find and plenty of parking and interesting information about the way goldmining was done.

Thank Alfyman
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

very informative, pleasant trails, park staff friendly and helpful, a real treat for a couple of hours or so

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 11 July 2018

As a child, my dad used to take us into the main cave, along with other families. Gone are the days of trudging through mud with flashlights in hand. Be sure to travel to the stamp mill for a great history lesson.

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Took two kids to this park recently and they really enjoyed it...went into the mine and then panned for various minerals that were really not there but they searched for quite a while hoping to score something....

Thank ansoo
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The entrance fee entitles you to an app guided tour of the Gold Bug Mine. No longer active, it was worked untl the 1950's. You download the app and a narrator explains each stop with colordul comments. After the tour you can visit the gift...More

2  Thank Zorro805
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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.
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.