- TripBuzz found 88 things to do with kids in or near Placerville, California, including 74 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Folsom, Rocklin, El Dorado Hills and Roseville.
- From Jenkinson Lake See Sly Park Recreation Area-Campground to Apple Hill, the Placerville area offers 91 different types of family activities, including: Farms & Ranches, History Museums, Forests and Camping Site.
- A small community, Placerville was important to the California Gold Rush. Within close proximity of Sacramento, the city is home to many national and historical landmarks such as Confidence Hall, Church of our Savior and the Fountain & Tallman Museum. Other attractions in the city include local wineries, the Placerville Bell and Placerville Speedway.
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Surrounded by pine trees, Jenkinson Lake See Sly Park Recreation Area-Campground offers visitors a campsite with direct access to the lake. Visitors are welcome to fish for smallmouth bass at the lake.
Placerville's Apple Hill is a unique produce cooperative, farm and country store. Its apple and pumpkin pies are legendary and must be ordered well in advance of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Apple Hill also has an on-site bakery and Christmas tree farm.
Scenic Able's Acres is an apple farm and a member of the Apple Hill growers' collective. It sells many kinds of apples, baked goods, fruit butters, spices, chocolates, ciders and other apple-based products. Visitors are welcome from September to Christmas.
Ghost Tours of Placerville offer guided tours of the historic and supposedly haunted historic districts in this town, which traces its lineage back to the gold rush days of 1849. The weekend tours must be booked in advance by reservation.
Helping visitors experience life in the Gold Rush era, Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine offers a mining museum, stamp mill, and blacksmith shop to explore. Visitors can go on a self-guided tour of their authentic gold mine.
The longest owned Apple Hill farm is Larsen's Apples that features more than the farm. There are over 20 varieties of apples in addition to grapes, pears, juices, and even dried fruits available in addition to a bakery, museum, and family park.
Located in a structure that was originally built in 1852, the Placerville Historical Museum is owned and operated by the El Dorado County Historical Society. The collection is focused on the history of the Fountain and Tallman Soda Works building where it is housed.