Black Chasm Cavern, Volcano

Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976 after being recommended by local members of the National Speleological Society, and as such is considered a "nationally significant natural area.”

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California Cavern, Mountain Ranch

Known by Native Americans for an indeterminate amount of time, there is some controversy about when exactly California Cavern was discovered by westerners. Some evidence points to 1849, and some to 1850.

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Children's Museum of the Sierra's

Childrens museum of the sierrasJust visiting this website intuitively tells you that these folks "get" kids! Their latest activity is "Messy Hands Craft Time." Their intro says it all.... "Explore the ocean, study medicine, dig for artifacts, perform on stage, study wildlife, drive a fire truck, create shadows in space or inspirations on paper." This discovery museum for young people (ages 2-12) and their families, provides hands-on exhibits and programs designed to encourage visitors to learn by doing, imagining, creating and making choices.

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Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia

The Gold Rush to Columbia, California began on March 27, 1850 by a small party of prospectors. News of the discovery spread and they were soon joined by a flood of miners.

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Daffodil Hill, Sutter Creek

Enjoy 4 acres of daffodils with over 300,000 bulbs at this beautiful private farm Mid-March through Mid April. Call for specific blooming information.

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Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley

The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mine in California. From 1850 to its closing in 1956, it produced 5.8 million ounces of gold.

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