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Pan for gold like the original 49ers in the majestic American River, trace the history of the Maidu tribe who lived here for thousands of years. Learn about mining and geology, including a working blacksmith shop, in Foresthill. Griffith Quarry literally provided the foundation that many of California’s buildings are made of, including the State Capitol. For a more modern lesson, relive the magic of the 1960 Winter Olympics at museums in Tahoe City and at Squaw Valley’s High Camp or celebrate technology at the Roseville Telephone Museum.
Placer County's role in California's story is as diverse and fascinating as the region's physical landscape.
Try one of our 15 restaurants, or 40 quaint shops and services. Don’t miss the Old Town Gallery featuring the works of 60 local artists, all in one old historical building. Four museums can be found within a few blocks, where history buffs will find lots of rich Gold Country history.
Old Town’s Firehouse is currently one of Auburn’s most famous attractions.
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 .
Own your piece of Gold Rush History and close by is the Auburn State Recreation Area offering many outdoor adventures.
Old St. Mary’s Chapel is the perfect spot for your special day.