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Family Things To Do Around Town:

  • RESTAURANTS -- Great Restaurants, Great Takeouts, and even a few World-Famous Eateries!

  • SHOPS -- Books, Antiques, Clothing, Housewares, Jewelry, Leather, Glass, Toys, Brass, Imports, Gold Rush Collectibles, Furniture, Souvenirs and much, much more!

  • CHOCOLATES, SWEET SHOPS, SODA PARLORS & CANDY STORES -- All the Truly Great Sweets Shops in the Area!

  • Accommodations -- Local Lodging Compare Rates --Great little site has comparative local room rates posted!

  • Empire Mine + Mine Tours -- Hundreds of Miles of Tunnels, Largest & Most Glorious Mine, Huge Producer, $120,000,000.00 in pre-inflation money, operated continuously from 1850 to 1957! Incredible Above-Ground and Fantastic Underground Scenes, Contemporary & Vintage Photos of this 19th century Old West Gold Mine with its lush, rich Baronial Victorian Home built entirely of hardrock from the enormous goldmine whose deep tunnels reach under nearly every home in Grass Valley -- mineral rights are seldom included in Grass Valley land deals because the deep mineral rights below 100 feet are mostly owned by the Empire Mine.

  • Lola Montez Home -- Lola Montez, the Most Famous Resident Ever in Nevada County and a Heroine of the Old West -- The Original "Unsinkable Molly Brown". Find out much, much more about her and her famous lovers and wild Old West Scandals on this FREE Online Color Photo Tour!

  • Nevada Theater -- Reportedly attended by Abraham Lincoln, Bret Harte, (b. Francis Brett Hart) Mark Twain (b. Samuel Clemens)and Ambrose Bierce, the Nevada Theater is not only still in use today but hosts dozens of professional theater troupes in Nevada County, which also boasts several opera companies, dance companies and hundreds of world-famous artists and artisans.

  • SteveO's Guide To Foothill Wine Tasting Rooms -- An absolute must for any wine connoisseur! The very very best California Foothills wine-tasting Online Guidebook ever!

  • Miners' Foundry -- A "must-do" major local attraction for visitors! It is an incredible, sprawling 49er California Gold Rush Historical Museum contained in a wonderful rambling building made entirely of mineshaft stone, and what's more, it's right in the middle of Nevada City and it has a tasting room and everything! Altogether a fabulous experience -- Home of KVMR-FM.

  • KVMR-FM which makes your local radio listing a total pleasure, carrying both local programming and PBS.

  • Nevada County Historical Society -- Housed in a quaint & curious Old West Historical Firehouse , the Society has a full and fascinating collection of Gold Rush memorabilia and historical documents ! A must-see! --

  • Narrow Gauge Railroad -- Northern Queen was the railhead of the Nevada County Narrow-Gauge Railroad -- "The museum display is located at the Northern Queen Inn, in Nevada City, California. The Nevada County Historical Society maintains a joint contract with the NQI in which the museum leases the NQI track materials for their 36-inch (3') Narrow Gauge Operating Railroad and they lease the museum space for our display...." An Absolute Must for any Railroad Buff!

  • Backstreets -- Explore the magic & mystery of Nevada City's back streets, loaded with historical homes and drenched with artisans, craftspeople, art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, souvenirs, Old West Historical Saloons and much, much more!

  • Gold Panning & Prospecting -- A Gold Prospector's journey of one of the richest gold fields in America, whose total available gold lodes have only been tapped less than 10% of their total worth!

  • Music in the Mountains -- Gold Country's most famous musical concerts -- Classical, Big Band, Jazz, Pop, over 36 musical presentations a year make Nevada City one of the "Most Liveable Towns in America" Internationally famous, Music in the Mountains has operated for 19 fabulous and successful years!

  • Museum of Ancient & Modern Art -- This 25-year-old Nonprofit Museum housing Ancient and Modern art from Sumer to Chagall is now online! It has 3-D exhibits, VRML walkthroughs including Dinosaurs, Meteorites, Ancient Carvings, Roman Bronzes, Egyptian 18th Dynasty King Akhenaten, Nefertiti & King Tut exhibits plus its FREE Children's Art Classes, Egyptian Jewelry & Art Shop and much, much more!

  • Assay Office -- Not only is it housed in a beautiful historical building, but it has all sorts of Chamber of Commerce printed information for your Real World Nevada City Tour, and the are friendly folks!

  • Chamber of Commerce -- Grass Valley/Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Official Website, definitely worth visiting & bookmarking -- Visitor's Guide, Community Info, Calendar of Events and a great little local topo map that puts it all in perspective!

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  • ARTS & CRAFTS -- Local artists & artisans present their wares in stunning Sutter's 49er Gold Rush Settings. Historical buildings abound!

  • ONLINE ANTIQUES MALL -- A Rich Variety of Antique, Vintage & Sutter's 49er California Gold Rush Books, Gifts, Periodicals, Fishing Gear, Golf Clubs, Automobiles, Gold Mining Equipment, Placer and Rocker Gear, Dredges, Gold Nugget Jewelry, Dolls, Bears, Carriages, Gowns, Vintage Clothing, Furs, Toys, Novelties, Posters, Paintings, Prints, Engravings, Tack & Saddle, Bottles, Glassware, Flatware, Pots & Pans, Cooking Gear, Wedding Gowns, Paper Goods, Silver, Gold, Ivory, Wood, Ironwork, Architectural, Engineering Books, Maps, Mining Supplies, Photos, Furniture, Farm & Ranch Tools & Equipment, and much, much more!

  • BEAUTY & FITNESS -- In Stunningly Cosmopolitan Nevada City, you'll find some truly World-Class ***** Rated Beauticians , Cosmeticians, Perfumers and specialists in Facials, Bath and Boudoir, Body Care, Health and Fitness and much, much more!

  • FASHION -- All the Greatest Fashion Shops in the area under one incredible listing!

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