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Things to do in Stanislaus County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“Gold was discovered in the area that became Columbia on March 27, 1850, and was one of the richest finds of the California Gold Rush. The surface-level deposits were amenable to placer mining, but lacked water needed for such operations. Over the next seven years, a network of water supply aqueducts was built (at a cost of over $1 million) to the area to support mining operations. By 1852, sufficient water was arriving to support the development of a mining boom town, and large-scale mining operations began in 1856. The town was incorporated in 1854, and its population fluctuated in the 1850s between 2,000 and 5,000 people. The town was repeatedly struck by fire, and much of the construction after an 1857 fire was in brick”
  • 83 locals recommend
Nature
“This a unique place to actually visit underground caves and the wonders of repelling by rope into the cave or walking down into a very special place. Once there imagine being in the cave in the late 1800s, exploring with only a candle and matches and no electricity, and the candle is blown out.....”
  • 48 locals recommend
Transportation
“The Bus system for Yosemite National Park leaves local from the park so you can enjoy the park without driving and dealing with traffic.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to take the kids. Get tickets ahead of time if you want to ride any of the trains ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Trail
“This little gem is well worth your time if you're anything close to a nature lover. The trail is easy and the cave entrance is not worthy of the pictures taken. Bring your water shoes in case you want too swim through to the other side. *Be aware of poison oak off trail. Stop by on your way to Moaning Caverns or the town of Murpheys.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“New Melones Lake offers fishing, kayaking, boating, water sports, and just plain old relaxation. Enjoy a day at this beautiful lake while visiting the area. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“This is a great getaway for an evening of entertainment. Everything from symphony orchestras to rock performers to stand-up comics. We’ve seen the Nutcracker performance presented each year in Nov-Dec by Central West Ballet. They do a wonderful job. We’ve also seen Richard Marx and Billy Ocean. Every seat is a good seat. Highly recommended. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Vintage Faire Mall is a shopping mall located in Modesto, California, USA. It is owned and operated by The Macerich Company and is adjacent to State Route 99.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is the best breakfast place in Tuolumne County, located in Jamestown.. Cash only ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“This Theatre is well worth the price. You can have your dinner right there as you watch your movie in luxury. Recline and enjoy the show.”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beautiful restored Victorian mansion. Very important history in regards to early history of Modesto.”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“HISTORY COLLECTION The Haggin Museum’s history collection and exhibits relate primarily to local and regional history. The extensive history galleries offer visitors a chance to travel back in time to learn more about Stockton and California history. Pioneer Room California Room Jennie Hunter Rooms Holt Memorial Hall Storefronts Vehicle Gallery American Indian Gallery”
  • 5 locals recommend
University
“This is nationally renowned University with an amazing staff and faculty. They have an incredible music and pharmacology program. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Good food, good selection of wine and bottled beers, great ambiance...a little on the pricer side”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Macys, Dicks Sporting Goods, Best buy, Bath and Body Works, and food court”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Cafe
“This is the best breakfast place in Tuolumne County, located in Jamestown.. Cash only ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Good food, good selection of wine and bottled beers, great ambiance...a little on the pricer side”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Commonwealth is our favorite bar/mini bites restaurant downtown. They offer 10 to 20 local, craft beers on tap and some very tasty bar snacks. They always seem to be busy on the weekends but are usually quick to serve. Not very expensive for a bar and the atmosphere is great with the outdoor seating area being great in the summer months. They recently started doing Sunday brunch as well!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Downtown historic Jamestown. Great pub food. Great beer selection. Historic building. Friendly staff. Outdoor seating too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual dining for golfers and families. Indoor and outdoor seating. Menu varied and something for everyone. Public Golf course and beautiful setting. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food...fancy place...pricier but worth it. if you like Risotto you need to try theirs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is a family owned hometown favorite. Great food. There sandwiches are amazing. The Leo Camarillo Sandwich with pastrami is my favorite. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Softball park with fields designed to look like famous fields around the country. Two bars and restaurants.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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