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Nevada City

The County Courthouse: displays artifacts on the main floor.

Firehouse Museum #1 - 214 Main St., 530-265-5468 A wide range of Gold Rush-era memorabilia, including a unique Maidu Indian displa and relics from the Donner Party. You will also see a Chinese exhibit of a Joss (God) House made in China in the 1870's. A number of local items can be viewed , including a receiver from the 1st Long distance Telephone Call in the world (placed from Nevada County) in 1878. One of Nevada County's most recognized landmarks. Open winter months Thursday thru Sunday, 11am-4pm, Other months, open daily 11am-4pm. Call for group tours of 10 or more. Admission - donations.

The Imaginarium of Nevada County - 161 Nevada City Hwy, Nevada City, 530-478-6415. The Imaginarium is a hands-on science, nature and technology museum. Our current special exhibit is: Space and Flight This exhibit features a 3.3 billion year old moon rock and a real space capsule. For high flying fun come take a trip to the Imaginarium. Admission: We are offering a family special; all children are free with paying adult. Adults $5/ Seniors $3



Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park - 23579 N. Bloomfield Rd., 530-265-2740 Site of two precedents set for the state of California. Opened in 1866 and once the world's largest hydraulic mining site. Closed in 1884 due to environmental consequences, debris and silt deposits from the mine were blamed for the flooding of Marysville and navigational problems in the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay. Museum, tours cabin rentals and campsites.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center - 325 Spring, 530-265-5040 This was the foundry for the mines during the gold rush era. Many tools and implements are on display. The Foundry also has many cultural events all year long.

Museum Of Ancient and Modern Art - County Library, Rood Center, off Hwy. 49, 530-432-3080

The National Hotel - 211 Broad, 530-265-4551 Claims to be the state's oldest continuously-operating hotel. This hotel was the meeting place where Nevada City was named, and the formation of PG and E Co.

Nevada County Traction Company: local railroad history including original Nevada County Narrow Gauge train cars. 34 wooded acres including the Chinese cemetery available for viewing. Call for train schedule and prices. 530-265-0896

Nevada Theatre - 401 Broad Street, 530-265-6161 One of the state's oldest operating theaters. Built in 1865 and still in use today by performing arts groups including film, concerts, theatre and other events. Mark Twain lectured here.

Searls Historical Library - 214 Church St. Nevada City, 530-265-5910 Law office of Niles Searls, Chief Justice of California State Supreme Court, built in 1872. Historic books, photographs, manuscripts. Suggest you call first.

The South Yuba Canal Building and Ott's Assay Office: the oldest surviving business buildings.1855 and 1857

Town of Washington: east of Nevada City on the Yuba River. One of the first mining camps in this area. The town dates back to 1849


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