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Explore the other side of El Dorado County with these unique experiences.

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Miners on Main Scavenger Hunt

There are 10 Miners hidden throughout Main Street Placerville from Sacramento Street to Clay Street. These Miners all had an impact on Placerville and El Dorado County during the Gold Rush period. Each miner has a QR code on the medallion that will take you to a webpage about the miners when scanned with your phone camera. So grab your phone and begin your hunt.

Filmmaking in El Dorado County

Check out the interactive map with a history of filmmaking in El Dorado County. Go on a self-guided, Hollywood-style tour to where big blockbusters were filmed locally! From the beautiful South Fork of the American River that Spielberg picked for “Indiana Jones” to the PiPi Campground that Redford unearthed for his famous “Horse Whisperer”, see first-hand where Hollywood legends created movie magic.

Wakamatsu Farm

Site of the first Japanese Colony in America established in 1869, visitors are drawn to this Japanese American “Plymouth Rock” and the legendary grave of young Okei-san, the first Japanese immigrant buried on American soil.  American River Conservancy privately owns this 272-acre landmark Farm as a pilgrimage site and a community place to experience cultural history, natural resources, and sustainable agriculture.  Visit during scheduled public events, tours, and programs.

Dry Diggings Distillery

In 2016 El Dorado County welcomed Dry Diggings Distillery, the first of its kind in El Dorado County in a very long time. The 90-minute tour and tasting take guests through the production cycle from field to glass.

Ride the Rails

The El Dorado Railroad is the oldest railroad line west of the Mississippi River. Ride a piece of history on original Gang Cars which were used by railroad inspectors, officials, workers, and others to travel the rails. Great fun for all ages!

Olde Coloma Theater

This historic theater tends to make most visitors think they have just stepped through a time machine, as it’s that authentic! Its intimate size, coupled with its emphasis on past melodramatic performances, makes it fun for all ages. Booing, hissing, and throwing popcorn at the villain(s) is highly recommended.

Gaming and Entertainment in the Foothills

The Apex at Red Hawk Casino offers a full complement of gaming excitement along with entertainment for all ages. Think 18-lane ultramodern bowling, Virtual Reality Arcade, Golf Simulator, Multi-Level Karting Track, Sports Bar, and Apex Grill, along with approximately 2,000 slot machines, 75 table games, six restaurants, four bars, and lighted, covered parking.

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