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USAC MIDGET & NW FORD FOCUS MIDGET EVENT - NOVEMBER 19-20 2019

THINGS TO DO AROUND AND NEAR PLACERVILLE

For a small city, Placerville has a lot of attractions – and history – to offer to its visitors. Its roots can be traced back to the Gold Rush, when it was still known as Hangtown, by virtue of the fact that it was one of the first places that meted out justice through a hemp rope. Nowadays, it has put its grim past behind it, although its heritage can still be seen in the town’s architecture.

 

Check out our guide for some suggestions of things to do during your visit here for the HANGTOWN 100 -

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STROLL MAIN STREET

address: Main Street - Placerville, CA

What better way to get a feel of the history of Placerville than by walking downtown, where the streets are lined with nineteenth century architecture?

WINE TASTING TOURS

visit the winery weblinks below for more info!

El Dorado County Winemakers produce award winning wines. Take time to visit our wineries and experience the magic!  Book a tour today!

NAPA BALLOON RIDES

less than 2 hours from Placerville, CA

Often considered a nature walk in the sky, hot-air ballooning is a fine way to ride into the sunrise. It's also one of most unique and inspiring ways to appreciate the Napa valley's lush, rolling hills and gorgeous coastline.

EL DORADO MUSEUM

address:  100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, CA

The El Dorado County Museum gives people a peek at how life was back in the Gold Rush era.

GOLD BUG MINE

address: 2635 Gold Bug Ln, Placerville, CA

If you are still not over the gold fever, you can visit one of the old gold mines in Placerville. Gold Bug Park and Mine is the only gold mine in California that welcomes visitors.

NAPA VALLEY TOURS

less than 2 hours from Placerville, CA

There is no better way to learn about the Napa Valley and all it has to offer than on a guided tour. There is something for everyone – whether you are looking to drinkeatget fitlearn, or all of the above!

CRAFT BREWERIES

visit the breweries weblink below for more info!

El Dorado County is not only an award-winning wine region. Its craft beer scene is on the rise, offering beer-lovers a variety of microbrews to suit all tastes.

RED HAWK CASINO

address:  1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville, CA

If you want to make like yesteryear’s gold hunters and seek your own fortune, try your luck at the Red Hawk Casino, which is owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. 

NAPA VALLEY SPAS

less than 2 hours from Placerville, CA

Napa Valley offers a variety of pampering packages, from half-day treatments to full-day spa circuits. Whether it's a facial or a mineral hot springs bath, your pursuit of luxurious excellence begins and ends here in the valley.

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