So much to see and do in Amador City and Surrounding Area…
Gold Country History
Mines in and around Amador City – Original Amador, Bunker Hill, Treasure and Fremont Mines
Ask a merchant for the Gold Mine Map
Whitney Museum Tour
Main St, Amador City
Open Weekends Noon - 4
Amador County Museum
Open Fri-Sun 11 am to 3pm
209-223-6386 or 209-2587-0485
Kennedy and North Star Mine Model Exhibits:
Take a trip back in time to the 1920's and watch replicas of equipment of the Kennedy and North Star Mines in operation in large scale working models. The three models demonstrate the functions of a headframe hoisting equipment, the stamp mill and the famous Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels.
Kennedy Mine, Jackson
Visit the Kennedy Mine! The Mine is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday, March through October. Admission is $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6. Group tours are available, by reservation, all year.
The wheels are located in the Jackson Kennedy Wheels City Park, north of town about a mile along Jackson Gate Road
Pine Grove 209-296-4100
Gold Mining, Camping, Cabins & Day Guided Tours It is an old gold mining camp on the Mokelumne River. Visitors can see an operating gold mine and can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, dredging, and dry washing. In the Mokelumne Canyon, the three forks of the Mokelumne River come together. It is a river unsurpassed in natural beauty. There are waterfalls and natural rock formations forty feet high. There is also a quiet, secluded "swimming hole" Be sure to bring your fishing gear. The fishing here is excellent!
Chaw-se Grinding Rocks State Park
14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
Pine Grove, CA 95665
Excellent museum and recreation of Miwok village. Big Time Gathering in September.
Camping and picnicking, nature trails.
Black Chasm Cavern
15701 Volcano-Pioneer Rd, Volcano, CA
Named a National Natural Landmark in 1976, is an extraordinarily beautiful cave open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided walking tours showcase a variety of calcite formations including rare helictite crystals.
Rams Horn Grade, Volcano
4 acres of daffodils with over 300,000 bulbs at this beautiful old private homestead. Season starts mid-March through Mid-April (weather dependent) Call 209-223-0350 before you go.
Volcano Theatre Company (VCT)
Main Street, Volcano, CA
For 40 years VTC has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year. Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where hundreds of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California. Seating limited to 50 persons
Main Street Theatre Works
Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) launches its season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre. Shows run Friday and Saturday nights through the summer. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their picnic dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located on North Main Street in Jackson, next to the Country Squire Motel
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St., Sutter Creek, 916-425-0077
A variety of live shows
Kirkwood Ski Resort, offering some of the finest downhill and cross country skiing in the Lake Tahoe Area, is at the north end of Amador County, an easy drive "up-country", (209-258-6000).
There are many lakes in the area - Lake Amador, Lake Camanche, Pardee Lake are noted for fishing. Gently rolling hills and country roads provide many opportunities for hiking and biking.
For tee times, there are two golf courses- Castle Oaks in Ione (209-274-0167) and Mace Meadows in Pioneer (209-295-7020).
Sundays 9 am - 12:30 pm
Busi Municipal Parking Lot (Mel's Diner) Hwy 49
June – Sept.
Saturdays 9 am - 12 noon
Eureka Street Parking Lot
Wednesdays 3 pm - 6 pm
Pine Grove Community Park
Thursdays 4 pm - 7 pm
McGee Park - Main Street
Friday and Saturday
JR’s Fresh Veggie and Fruit Stand
In Front of Buffalo Chips