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Gold Country Museum
Ranked #16 of 27 things to do in Auburn
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Gold Rush territory, this museum explores the history and legacy of this exciting era.
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I was very surprised at the quantity and quality of Indian artifacts they have! What a wonderful little museum! Well maintained and displayed. I would recommend stopping by!

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Reviewed 19 June 2015

Auburn is a neat little city with its share of old-time gold miners' history, yet enough charm and sophistication for today's travelers. Neat "grand" buildings reflecting its heyday in addition to funky but well-maintained structures of its heyday. Museum retains
much of its original character. Auburn is a neat town to visit and lots to do for overnight visitors. Can be very hot in summer.

1  Thank VistaGina
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

The story begins with this museum and the area history. Worth the trip and time. Recommended. Its a great history to be learned in this area. The last of the old west history.

2  Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This museum housed in the rustic and refurbished jewel in Auburn. I was fortunate to have an inside view of one of the original courtrooms. I stood in the holding cell where the accused stayed until they were called to the courtroom. This was a very dismal concrete cell block. There was a large gold nugget in one of the rooms. A great exhibit in the main museum. An excellent quote from Placer County about this museum describes it very well. "..interprets the rich history of the gold rush in Placer County". There are many displays depicting the basket weavers. One of the Indian Tribes featured were the Miwok Indians. This museum is free. You get a double delight to see the museum and the amazing architect of the refurbished building. The rich wood in the courtrooms will take your breath away!

4  Thank GrammyJ43
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

The museum isn't very big, but they do sell bags with small flecks of gold, so the kids can actually pan for gold. The museum was very informative about the life of a prospector and mining. Plus, it is free, so that was nice.

6  Thank Joel81679
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