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The Griffith Quarry Museum is housed in the original Penryn Granite Works office, built by Welsh immigrant Griffith Griffith in 1864. It contains some of the original office furniture, information on the Griffith family, the history of the Penryn-Loomis Basin area, and the granite industry.
A major supplier of granite for many of California’s buildings, including the State Capitol in Sacramento, Griffith Quarry’s history dates back to its founding in 1864. The museum houses exhibits reflecting the history of the granite industry in this region. The park boasts three miles of nature trails that offer views of the old quarry sites.
Corner of Taylor & Rock Springs Roads, Penryn, CA
Boasting an Olympic-size competition pool, a shallow recreation pool and interactive water play area for the kids, and a 150 foot water slide, this Complex has countless water activities for the entire family.
The Museum displays a rich photographic history of the area’s towns, mining, lumbering, schools, churches, social, Indian and Chinese heritage.
Built into the hillside facing beautiful Shirley Canyon and the world famous peaks of Squaw Valley USA, the Ropes Course provides a challenging opportunity for participants to push past their own comfort zones.