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“Exceeded My Expectations”

El Dorado County Museum
Ranked #9 of 52 things to do in Placerville
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Owner description: This history museum of this Gold Rush community displays old mining tools and railroad equipment.
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Went to the Museum during the fair this year with the grand kids, They had a blast looking at all the old items collected from the town we all grew up in. It was a good walk down a historical memory lane for all of us. The highlight was the maps of the old mines they have.

2  Thank Casey H
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This an interesting stop with some visual history of the area. It seems this place has just evolved and is still being expanded. Would love to see it again in a few years when there is more on display and in a better organized format. Just haphazardly done now. Very nice volunteers to show you around. With such an interesting past on which to build, it could be so much better.

1  Thank Hippotx
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lots of history very nice volunteer people to guide you around and a lot of unique and fun things to learn. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This museum has a lot of Gold Rush history among other history of the area. Lots of old railroad cars outside, and mining equipment. Very well worth stopping to see, next to the fairground entrance.

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We made a (too) quick stop on our way to Sacramento. Loved the exhibits inside but was wowed by the collection of steam engines, Pelton Wheels, stamping pressed, logging equipment, etc.

Learned the origins of Studebaker!

Thank db7477
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