The Heart of the Gold Country
Family Fun & Kid Stuff
Families find it easy to play in Amador County. Events are often free and work well for adults and kids. Car shows, chili cook-offs, big wheels rides, Halloween events, parades, plays, and concerts in the park.
For less structure, there are playgrounds at beautiful parks, creeks, lakes, municipal swimming pools, disc golf and county fair. Amador County appeals to multiple generations with a broad range of outdoor, year-round activities and free or affordable events.
The Amador Whitney Museum exists to promote an interest in the history and culture of the Mother Lode region among both residents and visitors. It will do this with particular emphasis on the contributions and experiences of women who have lived in the Mother Lode, from the distant past to the present day.
You are invited to take a trip back in time on the ghost trails adventure!
Go on a scavenger hunt through the historic Pine Grove, Aqueduct and Volcano cemeteries. Use your map to find specific cemeteries on the adventure and the headstones that match people in the short stories of pioneers, their journey west and settling in Amador County. This is a great family activity!
Packets are $10 each, available at the ACRA office.You order tickets over the phone, paying by credit card and we will email your packets.
P.O. Box 84
Miners' Bend is an amazing historical display of gold-mining artifacts from the Argonaut, Sutter, and other gold mines.
Along with the mining artifacts, the new park will have informative plaques, picnic benches, trees and “Chinese” rock walls lining the park. The mining artifacts are from our colorful past, most of which have been donated by our local Amador County mines and other generous donors.
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.
Train Park is the home of the famous Iron Ivan. Old No.7 was the last steam locomotive to operate over the Amador Central Railroad between Ione and Martell. Originally built for the Mc Cloud River Railroad in 1901, it is a Baldwin 2-6-2 number 8 Prairie type locomotive and is a fine example of one of the early steam locomotives produced by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.
The park provides a play structure, swings, and picnic tables