Amador County offers many places of interest in addition to the Mokelumne River Recreation Area. We’ve highlighted a few of the places we think you’ll find interesting and enjoyable. They might even keep your kids off their phones for a while!
Places of interest:
- Kennedy Mine: Gold mining is a huge part of our American history. Since this area is Gold Country, a tour of the Kennedy Gold Mine is a must-see. What is fascinating about it is that, with a shaft at 5912 feet (over a mile deep), it’s one of the deepest gold mines in the United States. According to the California Department of Conservation, over thirty four millions dollars of gold were obtained from the mine between its original claim by Andrew Kennedy in 1858 until the mine was closed by the government in 1942, apparently due to World War II.
- Kennedy Mine Tours: self, guided and group tours are available. The mine is open every Saturday, Sunday and holidays from ten in the morning until three in the afternoon, March through October. See what gold mining was like from the miner’s point of view!
- Kennedy Mine Foundation: as stated on their website, “The mission of the Kennedy Mine Foundation is to protect, conserve, restore the historic structures, and share the history of the property known as the Kennedy Mine”. These special people work hard to keep our heritage intact and alive for generations to come. Check out their website to learn more about this foundation and to volunteer your time.
- Kennedy Mine Location: going north on highway 49 in Jackson, Ca, take a right on to Kennedy Mine Road.
- Jackson Old Town
- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
- Amador County Museum
- Amador Flower Farm
- Main Street Theatre Works
- Roaring Camp Mining Co.
- Regal Jackson Cinemas 4