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Things to Do


There are all sorts of fun things here in Placerville! There is something for everyone between the National Forest, restaraunts, museums, and even the casino!

Apple Hill Growers Association

Come enjoy the fruits of our Apple Hill℠ Growers any time of year! With our huge variety of apple and fruit farms, bake shops, wineries, a spa, flower gardens, wedding spots, berry farms, and Christmas tree farms … our winding roads and scenic beauty has been a popular destination for every member of the family since 1964. That’s over 50 years! We encourage you to make our little slice of heaven a part of your world. It’s a tradition you’ll cherish forever! Just pick your season:

El Dorado County Museum

Visit the museum to take a tour, view the historical artifacts, or research a family ancestor, land, or building. Learn about the fascinating history of El Dorado County, one of California's original and most historic counties. Plan Your Visit today!

Eldorado National Forest

The Eldorado National Forest is an ideal place for people seeking to escape from busy urban lifestyles. Its climate and topography offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, camping and cross-country and downhill skiing.

Hangtown's Gold Bug Park

You'll step back in time when you enter the Gold Bug Mine! It's a REAL gold mine from the Gold Rush days. Explore the Gold Bug and the mining museum. Find your riches in the gem panning trough. Be sure to visit our historic Stamp Mill and working Blacksmith Shop. Hattie's Gift Shop will be open for that special one-of-a-kind memento of your mining experience.

Placerville Historic Main Street

Come home to Placerville where small-town friendliness is a staple and the nostalgic charm of yesteryear is all around. The Placerville Downtown Association (PDA) hosts events and activities that promote a sense of community and build relationships that keep people coming back to Historic Main Street.

Red Hawk Casino

Since its opening in December 2008, Red Hawk Casino has been providing its guests with superior gaming, entertainment and dining experiences. As a result, Red Hawk has been voted “the best” over 100 times in numerous categories. Located on a beautiful hilltop less than 20 minutes east of Sacramento on Highway 50, Red Hawk is the gamblers oasis.

Visit El Dorado

Experience history, small town charm, and stunning landscapes. From foothill wineries and rushing rivers to the majestic waters and peaks of Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County has it all.
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