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Sightseeing in Nevada County

State / Provincial Park
“Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is nestled amongst the pine-studded chaparral forest of the Sierra Nevada Foothills and is home to California’s largest hydraulic gold mine. The 3,000-acre park encompasses the town of North Bloomfield and the historic Diggins site, which allows visitors to step back in time and experience the boom and bust of the California Gold Rush. Visitors can see huge cliffs carved by mighty jets of water, results of the gold-mining technique of washing away entire mountains to find gold. Legal battles between mine companies and the downstream agricultural towns of Marysville and Yuba City ended this particular method of mining.”
11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful park with lake views down by mansion. Mansion tours in summer and fall months. Cross country trails in the winter. Hiking and biking trails in the summer and fall. Kayak rentals and paddleboards down by lake in summer months.”
9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The log cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes as the oldest building built on site in Tahoe City. Since January, 1990, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society has operated the cabin as a living museum featuring century-old furnishings and accessories.”
3 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Our Air Bee N Bee is on the Placer County Wine Trail. ~20 private, high quality, vineyards with excellent staff. TIP: The Wine Trail offers some of the best road biking in the Sierra foothills. (Meandering roads with some hills.)”
1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Kid friendly working gold mine with tours, swim pond and pic area. This state park is on the list for closure by State of CA, phone ahead before heading out.”
1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
“When weather allows (it is closed during large snowstorms) take the scenic drive down old 40 / Donner Pass road, along Donner Lake and into Truckee. Great views and history!”
2 locals recommend