- The list below includes 12 free or cheap things to do in or near Grass Valley, California, including 75 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, History Museums, Bowling and Family Fun Center.
- From Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens to Condon Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Grass Valley and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Auburn and Sacramento.
Sierra Starr Winery and Tasting Room 124 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA MoreLess Info
Guests sample five award-winning wines and collect bottles of 2013 Super Nova Petite Sirah to take home
Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens is a quiet place for meditation and reflection and retreat. The gardens feature a forest setting overlooking 90 feet cascading falls along with a variety of blossoms blanketing the landscape.
For a look at one of the richest and largest gold mines in California, visitors check out Bourne Cottage. The mine was closed in 1956 after producing over 5 million ounces of gold and now guests can enjoy tours of the area.
Located within the Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills, Orchard Springs Campground is a campground along the shores of Rollins Lake. Campers commonly enjoy staying in tents or renting one of the cabins and boating during their trips.
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10791 E. Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 MoreLess Info
From 1850 to it closing in 1956, the Empire Mine State Historic Park produced more than 5.8 million ounces of gold. The park still contains many of the original mine buildings, the owner's cottage, mining tunnels and a restored garden.
The Del Oro Theatre features movies as well as live performances such as 'The Nutcracker'. The theatre has a movie club, features live opera performances, and also has 9 auditoriums that are fitted with state-of-the-art sound and picture technology.
Originally built in 1865 as an orphanage for children who lost parents in mining accidents, the Grass Valley Museum contains furniture, clothing, photographs and other artifacts from the Gold Rush era. It is open mid-April through mid-October.