Discover Nevada City County Attractions for All

If you are visiting Nevada City County there are several great attractions for the whole family. Each place has its own specialty and this destination is no different. Here are some of the best attractions for the whole family.

Malakoff Diggins Park
23579 N. Bloomfield Road
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-2740

The Malakoff Diggins Park is located just outside Nevada City County. Visitors to the park will be able to see the vast cliffs that have been created as a result of the powerful streams of water from the hydraulic mining system. Today, it has been converted into a park with 3000 acres of land covered with pine and cedar trees. The park is equipped with miner campsites, walking trails and museums. You might want to start out early from your Nevada City Bed and Breakfast to avoid the crowd at the park.


Firehouse Museum
215 Main Street
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-5468
http://nevadacountyhistory.org/FirehouseMuseum.aspx

While visiting Nevada City County, you must visit the Firehouse Museum. This building is a famous tourist attraction and has the credit of being the most photographed monument in Nevada City. The museum exhibits Victorian grandeur both in its outside appearance as well as the artifacts inside. It was originally built with a Greek facade but was later replaced with the Victorian style. The bell tower dates back to 1861 and the museum is a wonderful way to explore the items from the past. Set out early from your Nevada Inn to experience the heritage of Nevada City.

Nevada Theater
1006 Broad Street
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-6161
http://www.nevadatheatre.com/

Another great attraction you should not miss while you are in Nevada City County is a trip to the Nevada Theater. This will give you a glimpse into the region's history. The theater has been around since the gold mining days. It is a major landmark and reminder of an era that has gone by. Witness live theatrical performances or step into the modern wing of the theater and catch a Hollywood flick.

Grass Valley Museum
410 S. Church Street
Grass Valley, California 95945-6722
(530) 273-5509
http://www.ncgold.com/Museums_Parks/GVmuseum.html

This museum is 5 minutes by car from Nevada City. To truly understand the era of the gold rush and how it affected the lives of the people in this town you have to pay a visit to this museum. The exhibits at this museum narrate a tale of luxury and elegance. You can view the classy furniture and the art collections that are beyond compare. The Victorian bedroom exhibit will overwhelm you with its charm and opulence.

Miners Foundry

325 Spring Street
Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-5040
http://www.minersfoundry.org/index.cfm

The Foundry served as a resting place for miners during the golden era. Today, it is a cultural center and a highly preferred wedding venue. The building is made out of timber. Walk into the museum in the Foundry. You will be able to see artifacts and view the photographs that unravel the history of California.