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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
The Maidu Museum & Historic Site offers a unique cultural haven for families and individuals who want to experience the life, ways and culture of the Nisenan Maidu who called this location home for thousands of years .
Waterfalls and sweeping views of the Sacramento Valley and the Sutter Buttes.
Skiers, riders, and sightseers alike will love the panoramic 10 minute ride that climbs 2,000 vertical feet and soars above a snowy mountainscape of granite rock and the iconic Tram Face.