Guidebook for Sonora

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Doris And Fred
Guidebook for Sonora

Sightseeing

Rappel on a 165-foot rope into the cave, go on a 3-hour caving Adventure Trip. Experience the ZIP LINE, and a custom built 32-ft tall Climbing Tower.
Moaning Cave Road
Rappel on a 165-foot rope into the cave, go on a 3-hour caving Adventure Trip. Experience the ZIP LINE, and a custom built 32-ft tall Climbing Tower.
Home to one of America’s still-operating railroad roundhouses. Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Historic locomotives and cars have starred in hundreds of film and TV productions.
Railtown 1897 State Historic
5 Ave
Home to one of America’s still-operating railroad roundhouses. Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Historic locomotives and cars have starred in hundreds of film and TV productions.
Columbia seems to be frozen in the 1800's. Today, Columbia State Historic Park is the best preserved of California gold rush towns.
Racetrack/Jamestown Road
Columbia seems to be frozen in the 1800's. Today, Columbia State Historic Park is the best preserved of California gold rush towns.
Gateway to one of California’s most breathtaking wilderness areas. Towering granite peaks, long alpine meadows, stunning lakes and abundant wildlife are yours to explore – from the back of a horse!
Crabtree Road
Gateway to one of California’s most breathtaking wilderness areas. Towering granite peaks, long alpine meadows, stunning lakes and abundant wildlife are yours to explore – from the back of a horse!
One of the first wilderness parks in the US, Best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, and much more.
Big Oak Flat Road
One of the first wilderness parks in the US, Best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, and much more.
Preserving two groves of giant sequoia trees. It has been a major tourist attraction since 1852, The area was declared a state park in 1931 and encompasses 6,498 acres.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Preserving two groves of giant sequoia trees. It has been a major tourist attraction since 1852, The area was declared a state park in 1931 and encompasses 6,498 acres.
World famous for the rare Aragonite flos ferri. Discovered in 1985 Thousands have enjoyed and marveled at this three million year old cave
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Mercer Caverns
1665 Sheep Ranch Road
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World famous for the rare Aragonite flos ferri. Discovered in 1985 Thousands have enjoyed and marveled at this three million year old cave
The Stanislaus River runs through Lyons Reservoir, a great area for whitewater rafting and fishing. The area contains gorgeous views of the Sierra Nevada Foothills and pines of the area.
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Lyons Reservoir
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The Stanislaus River runs through Lyons Reservoir, a great area for whitewater rafting and fishing. The area contains gorgeous views of the Sierra Nevada Foothills and pines of the area.
The Tuolumne River is known for its Class IV rapids and its population of golden eagles and red-tailed hawks, while the Stanislaus River is more accessible and better for novice rafters.
Sierra Mac River Trips
The Tuolumne River is known for its Class IV rapids and its population of golden eagles and red-tailed hawks, while the Stanislaus River is more accessible and better for novice rafters.
Few people have discovered New Melones Lake, the fourth largest man-made lake in California, By 1982, the lake was filled and on its way to becoming the wonderful recreational spot that it is today.
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New Melones Lake
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Few people have discovered New Melones Lake, the fourth largest man-made lake in California, By 1982, the lake was filled and on its way to becoming the wonderful recreational spot that it is today.
Many great shops, restaurants, and wineries. Rich in charm and character, Named "One of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America" by Frommers, Murphys is a truly unique and memorable destination.
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Murphys
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Many great shops, restaurants, and wineries. Rich in charm and character, Named "One of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America" by Frommers, Murphys is a truly unique and memorable destination.
Gold mining trips on Woods Creek (the richest creek in California) are guided by experienced gold miners. These guided tours are fun, educational and exciting.
Gold Prospecting Adventures
18170 Main Street
Gold mining trips on Woods Creek (the richest creek in California) are guided by experienced gold miners. These guided tours are fun, educational and exciting.
Located in Pinecrest just 30 miles east of Sonora off all-weather Highway 108. Dodge Ridge is by far the closest, most accessible, winter sports area to the Central Valley and Bay Area
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Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
1 Dodge Ridge Road
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Located in Pinecrest just 30 miles east of Sonora off all-weather Highway 108. Dodge Ridge is by far the closest, most accessible, winter sports area to the Central Valley and Bay Area
Visit wonderful llamas. An experience you’ll not forget. Learn as you play with these gentle creatures. Over 50 llamas to enjoy.
Llamas of Circle Home
15301 Tuolumne Road
Visit wonderful llamas. An experience you’ll not forget. Learn as you play with these gentle creatures. Over 50 llamas to enjoy.
A glaciated landscape of scenic beauty. Dominated by volcanic ridges and peaks; and granitic ridges interspersed with numerous lakes and meadows. Great hiking trails!!!!
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Emigrant Wilderness
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A glaciated landscape of scenic beauty. Dominated by volcanic ridges and peaks; and granitic ridges interspersed with numerous lakes and meadows. Great hiking trails!!!!
Great hiking trails. The serpentine soils provides habitat for more than 250 species of native plants, some rare and sensitive. The area gets its name from the iron-rich red soil
Red Hills
Great hiking trails. The serpentine soils provides habitat for more than 250 species of native plants, some rare and sensitive. The area gets its name from the iron-rich red soil
“Gateway to the Emigrant Wilderness,” providing horseback riding, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and backpacking. It is a principle trailhead for the Emigrant Basin Wilderness Area.
Dardanelle
“Gateway to the Emigrant Wilderness,” providing horseback riding, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and backpacking. It is a principle trailhead for the Emigrant Basin Wilderness Area.
For 150 years, visitors have enjoyed the unique delicate beauty of the cavern's crystalline formations. Some speleothems, are very rare. Others are so numerous as to be spectacular.
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California Cavern State Historic Landmark
9565 Cave City Road
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For 150 years, visitors have enjoyed the unique delicate beauty of the cavern's crystalline formations. Some speleothems, are very rare. Others are so numerous as to be spectacular.
Founded in 1848. The home of Mark Twain's famous Jumping Frog Jubilee. Many of the original buildings still line Main Street, from the mid-1800s bearing thick stone walls and iron shutters.
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Angels Camp
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Founded in 1848. The home of Mark Twain's famous Jumping Frog Jubilee. Many of the original buildings still line Main Street, from the mid-1800s bearing thick stone walls and iron shutters.
This lake provides a variety of outdoor adventures including swimming, boating, camping, fishing, and hiking.
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Pinecrest Lake Resort
421 Pinecrest Lake Road
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This lake provides a variety of outdoor adventures including swimming, boating, camping, fishing, and hiking.

Arts & Culture

164,000+ square feet of gaming and entertainment. 1200 Slot Machines, 24 Table Games, five Bars, four Restaurants, a 24 Lane Bowling Center. The Lounge hosts Live Entertainment 3 nights a week.
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Black Oak Casino Resort
19400 Tuolumne Rd N
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164,000+ square feet of gaming and entertainment. 1200 Slot Machines, 24 Table Games, five Bars, four Restaurants, a 24 Lane Bowling Center. The Lounge hosts Live Entertainment 3 nights a week.
Play this scenic 18-hole Robert Muir Graves designed championship course while enjoying the Gold Country and the scenic beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Mountain Springs Golf Club
17566 Lime Kiln Road
Play this scenic 18-hole Robert Muir Graves designed championship course while enjoying the Gold Country and the scenic beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Every Friday and Saturday evening during the summer The Hurst Ranch Wranglers perform their famous stage show immediately following serving up some of the tastiest BBQ for your evening super.
Hurst Ranch Feeds & Fencing
17415 California 108
Every Friday and Saturday evening during the summer The Hurst Ranch Wranglers perform their famous stage show immediately following serving up some of the tastiest BBQ for your evening super.
Presents 10 main-stage shows per year, Producing dramas, musicals and comedies.
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Sierra Repertory Theatre
13891 Mono Way
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Presents 10 main-stage shows per year, Producing dramas, musicals and comedies.

Food Scene

This is the spot if you are looking for a great value, good food and super nice staff. This is not an upscale, fancy place. The decor is country. The portions are huge and prices low.
Jeb's Hill Country Cooking
729 Mono Way
This is the spot if you are looking for a great value, good food and super nice staff. This is not an upscale, fancy place. The decor is country. The portions are huge and prices low.
Great place to eat, good food, like you are sitting in a restaurant back in the 1800’s. We eat there when in Jamestown.
Willow Steakhouse & Seafood Grill
18273 Main Street
Great place to eat, good food, like you are sitting in a restaurant back in the 1800’s. We eat there when in Jamestown.
Mountain lodge atmosphere, which features a stone fireplace for winter, a nice sunny deck for the fall, spring and summer months. Live entertainment all year round
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The Rock of Twain Harte
23068 Fuller Road
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Mountain lodge atmosphere, which features a stone fireplace for winter, a nice sunny deck for the fall, spring and summer months. Live entertainment all year round
A fun, casual restaurant that features craft beers, primarily from California, Oregon and Colorado. And great food too!
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The Standard Pour
19040 Standard Road
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A fun, casual restaurant that features craft beers, primarily from California, Oregon and Colorado. And great food too!
From the outside, it looks like a somewhat upscale restaurant; however, it is a sports bar environment. Features a wide selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas and dinners.
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The Peppery
13494 Mono Way
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From the outside, it looks like a somewhat upscale restaurant; however, it is a sports bar environment. Features a wide selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas and dinners.

Drinks & Nightlife

Sangiovese, Merlot and Zinfandel varietals are grown on the estate. Enjoy free wine tasting. This area was laden with vineyards dating back to the 1800's.
Mount Brow Vineyard
10850 Mountain Brow Rd
Sangiovese, Merlot and Zinfandel varietals are grown on the estate. Enjoy free wine tasting. This area was laden with vineyards dating back to the 1800's.

Shopping

The place to shop for all your needs: apparel, banking, groceries, restaurants, pets, toys, health food, etc,
Junction Shopping Center
13775 Mono Way
The place to shop for all your needs: apparel, banking, groceries, restaurants, pets, toys, health food, etc,