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Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth 95669
(209) 245-6660
Offers nearly 1000 daylily varieties at the Flower Farm itself, which is nestled in beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Demonstration gardens – 13 acres to walk over and free Picnic areas on the grounds.

Open Hours 9-4 everyday
Closed Mon-Wed in Dec, Jan & Feb

Black Chasm Cavern
Gold Country Adventures offers 45 minute guided walking tours through the spectacular Black Chasm Cavern. Guests can expect to descend 165 steps into the cavern and visit three highly decorated chambers. On the tour guests can view sparkling crystals, a vivid blue lake and incredibly rare helictite formations that seemingly defy gravity by twisting and curling from the cavern walls in every direction. Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by an act of Congress in 1976 due to the proliferation of helictite formations found in the cavern. Guided tours leave on the hour every day of the year. Through the winter season tours occur from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m to 4 p.m on weekends. The cavern is open every day of the year. Tours are limited to 25 people so we suggest that groups of 15 people or more reserve a tour time by calling ahead (209)-296-5007.

Above ground we offer a variety of activities that the entire family can enjoy. Sand bags salted with real gems and crystals can be purchased at the visitor center and sifted through using our operational mining flume. Geodes are available for purchase as well and an experienced guide will help you crack open these stones to reveal the hidden crystals inside. Furthermore the visitor center offers a wide selection of mineral specimens, books, toys and jewelry for sale to take home as souvenirs.

For more information visit or call 209-296-5007

First Saturday Art Trek
It's time to visit galleries and businesses that are featuring new or continuing shows for this Monthly Event. Gallery-hop from 1- 6 pm and you’re likely to meet artists, see and buy their new works, while enjoying refreshments and mingling with other art-lovers. Pick up a handy tri-fold brochure at one of the galleries to guide you to other locations. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE and check back there for the monthly special 1st Saturday receptions. The free Art Trek can be experienced anytime – checking the brochure for hours of operation of each gallery. Gabby's Historical Gold Rush Tours

Gabby’s Historical Gold Rush Tours
Gabby is a retired local teacher who offers fun, authentic historical tours of Amador County which incorporate early California and Gold Rush history. Learn more by visiting Gabby's website:
{ Gold Rush and Winery Tours available } Gabby pictured at right. »

Gold Mine Trail Sutter Creek
» Download the map and brochure here. All Amador mines including the Central Eureka Mine were closed in 1942. The Central Eureka reopened in 1947 and continued strong until its August, 1958 closure. The City of Sutter Creek received the 17-acre site as a gift from private owners, and walking trails will be established around the preserved headframe and stamp mill. The brochure has a map and descriptions of each Amador County Gold Mine.

Historical Walking Map of Sutter Creek
Sutter Creek is Amador County’s most walkable town. Come and explore on foot!

Historic Kennedy Gold Mine Surface Tours
Take a fascinating tour of one of the most famous mines of the Mother Lode, the historic Kennedy Gold Mine!

Historic Sutter Creek Cemetery Tour
You are welcome to visit this and other pioneer burial grounds for historical study, genealogical research or a peaceful walk.

Knight Foundry
This is one of the earliest US foundry-machine shops remaining in operation and one of the few water-powered. It was founded by Samuel N. Knight (1838-1913) to manufacture machinery for the gold mines of the Mother Lode region. Knight was one of several inventors experimenting Monteverde Store Museumwith impulse turbines to explsoit the area’s abundant high-head water power for driving hoists, ore stamps, and other mining machinery. He patented an efficient water wheel that came to dominate the field prior to the introduction of the Pelton turbine in the mid-1880s. Knight turbines drive some of the machinery of the works.  Knight Foundry is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a California Historical Landmark. (

Monteverde Store Museum
(see full description + photos)
The Monteverde Store Museum, which opened as a country store in 1896, still displays all the paraphernalia of the past on its shelves. Dry goods, hardware, bulk products, apparel, patterns, even penny candy were on hand for local shoppers. It is preserved as it was in 1971 when the last owner closed the doors for a few days and never reopened. It can be viewed by appointment with the senior docent. Call (209) 267-0493 or (209) 267-1344 to make arrangements.

Preston Castle
One of the oldest and best-known reform schools in the United States. It is located in Ione, California, in Amador County.  Tours of Preston Castle are available from 10 am – 1 pm on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Roaring Camp Mining Companyroaring Camp Mining Company - Gold Country California
Open May through September: Cabins, tent sites, fishing, river swimming, gold panning tour, prospecting. Roaring Camp is something special in the way of family recreation. It is an old goldmining camp on the Mokulmne River. In the past, it was accessibly only by horseback. Roaring Camp was once a camp for Forty Niners, but since it was so inaccessible, most of the gold still remains. Visitors can see our operating gold mine an can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, dredging, and dry washing. In the Mokulumne Canyon, the three forks of the Mokelumne River come together. It is a river unsurpassed in natural beauty. The water is so clear that one can watch the tadpoles and fish swim. There are waterfalls and natural rock formations forty feet high. There is also a quiet, secluded "swimming hole" with rocks of varying sizes, ideal for diving by those who dare! Be sure to bring your fishing gear. The fishing here is excellent!

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Sutter Creek Gold Mine Trail
This ten-mile length of Lode in Amador County … produced over half the total yield credited to the entire Mother Lode gold belt.

Amador County Recreation Agency Picnic Area on the Creek
Picnic area four miles out of Sutter Creek on Church Street – Suter Creek-Volcano Road. Area has ample picnic Picnic Area ample, Gold Panning, Place for Kids to Play. Four miles up Volcano road.

Amador Vintners Association
The Amador Vintners Association is an alliance of thirty-four small, family wineries dedicated to promoting Amador County’s vibrant wine Calaveras Big Tree State Parkcommunity and diverse, internationally renowned fine wines.

Calaveras Big Tree State Park
Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the “Discovery Tree”, the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.

Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Park
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills eight miles east of Sutter Creek. The park nestles in a little valley 2,400 feet above sea level with open meadows and large valley oaks that once provided the native Americans of this area with an ample supply of acorns. The 135-acre park was created in 1968 and preserves a great outcropping of marbleized limestone with some 1,185 mortar holes — the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America.

Eldorado National Forest
Located in Amador County’s backyard for great high sierra adventure. Established in 1910, theEldorado hosts over 2.1 million visitors each year.Kirkwood Ski Area The Forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the forest visitor looking to explore, seek out new adventures, or revisit old memories.

Kirkwood Ski Area
Kirkwood Ski Area approximately 55 miles East of Sutter Creek on Highway 88. Best ski area in Amador County.

Suggested Seasonal Self-Guided Tours
Read our suggestions for the four seasons here in the Gold Country.


Bella Grace Wine TastingBella Grace Wine Tasting
73 Main Street. Enjoy music on the lawn on Friday evenings from 6-9pm. Cover charge includes food and entertainment, wine is purchased by the glass. Table seating, plus lawn, bring a lawn chair or blanket. Bella Grace is located inn Historic Sutter Creek. A 1860 era Victorian house, open Thursday-Monday for wine tastings and Friday and Saturday evenings  for live entertainment, wine by the glass and food by select Amador Restauants.

Sutter Creek Provisions
78 Main StreetSutter Creek Provisions
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Sutter Creek Provisions features fine foods, 13 handles of craft beer - bottles, wine, and live music in the historic Soracco building. The Mercantile portion of the store features local and imported food items, charcuterie, cheeses & more.
Open: Thurs, Fri 2-8pm Sat 12-8pm Sun 12-6pm

Gold Country Lanes
For recreational bowling and tournaments, check out Amador County’s home for family entertainment. Bowling center also has snack bar, lounge Jackson Rancheriawith pool tables, darts and shuffle board. Open Monday through Sunday. 81 W. Ridge Rd. Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Call 223-3334 for reservations.

Hotel Sutter
"The Cellar" (53 Main Street, Sutter Creek) will have FREE live music on Fidays and Saturdays from 7pm to close, all summer long. Also, "Ladies Night" every Thursday evening with drink specials.

Jackson Rancheria
The moment you hit the casino floor, you feel the energy. 33 Gaming tables, 9 Poker tables featuring Texas Hold 'Em and over 1,500 slot and video poker machines. Action that happens around the clock. Sit down to a game of Blackjack or EZ Pai Gow (no commission). Give a spin to the most popular progressive and video poker games. Visit our 24-hour Poker Room. Here, you're sure to find the most fun and friendly staff anywhere.Main Street Theatre Works

Main Street Theatre Works
Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally-oriented theatre company, performing in the heart of Amador County since 1996. MSTW continues to bring professional and community theatre artists together to produce classical and contemporary plays. Hours (Summer June-September) 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Located on the beautiful Kennedy Mine property, patrons walk past a historic tailing wheel (used when the mine was in operation), across an old bridge, into a grass-covered, terraced bowl, surrounded by majestic oaks. There the stage is set for picnicking and enjoying quality theatrical productions.

The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 N. Main Street in Jackson, CA. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, with gates opening at 6:30, show starting at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with picnics, chairs and jackets. Tickets and more informations at

Refresh Day Spa
Our mission at Refresh is to provide top quality massage, bodywork & spa therapies in a soothing retreat-like setting without the premium spa prices. We understand that in today's busy world everyone needs to take some time out for themselves tSutter Creek Theatreo Relax, Heal & Rejuvenate...

Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St.
Sutter Creek CA 95685

The historic Sutter Creek Theatre, originally a silent film theatre, is now a complete multipurpose entertainment venue that hosts events year-round. Retaining the original theatre seating and Art Deco ceiling, the SCT features concerts by regional, national and international award-winning artists, films, civic and corporate meetings, and much more. The theatre comfortably seats 214, and is renowned for its excellent acoustics and intimate seating. To traveling artists we offer sound engineering and lighting support.

Calendar and tickets available at or at Heart & Soul 42 Main St. Sutter Creek.

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