Attractions

Park in Auburn

Auburn State Recreation Area

This is a park of deep gorges cut by the rushing waters of the North and Middle Forks of the American River, which converge below a bridge on Hwy 49, 4 miles south of Auburn. In early spring, when waters are high, t…
Museum in Auburn

Placer County Museum

The 1st floor of the domed 1898 Placer County Courthouse has Native American artifacts and displays of Auburn’s transportation heritage, including a classic 1877 stage coach. It’s the easiest museum to visit and giv…
Museum in Auburn

Joss House

Built by the Yue family in the 1920s, this clapboard residence stands on 'Chinese Hill,' one of many Chinese communities established during the gold rush. After a 'mysterious' fire ripped through the settlement, the…
Museum in Auburn

Bernhard Museum Complex

This museum, built in 1851 as the Traveler’s Rest Hotel, exhibits depictions of typical 19th-century-farm family life. Volunteers in period garb show you around, and the concept is that the family has just left the …
Museum in Auburn

Gold Country Museum

Toward the back of the fairgrounds, the Gold Rush Museum includes a reconstructed mine and gold panning, both great for kids.