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TCTC/YARTS Photo Credits: Brad Perks; John DeGrazio; Kennedywww.yosemite120gateway.com Meadows; Columbia SHP; Black Oak Resort; Dodge Ridge Resort; Railtown SHP; Sierra Mac River Trips; Marcus Berg; NPS Photos.


At COLumbia State Historic Park you’ll find that the past is truly alive where a blacksmith works while an authentic stagecoach heads up the road. Interactive displays are found throughout the town and gold panning is a must! Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, is a magnet for train

There are so many reasons why Tuolumne County is known as Vacationland! The perfect vacation destination offers four seasons of fun and adventure, a great mix of history, culture and the arts, exciting attractions, excellent dining options and great places to stay. Tuolumne County has all of this for our visitors, whether traveling from across the state or across the ocean!

Here’s just a sampling of what you can find in Tuolumne County:

FUN AND ADVENTURE

Easy access from all points on the compass makes Tuolumne County an ideal vacation destination. Tuolumne County is the North Entrance for Yosemite National Park. So if Yosemite is your destination, be sure to put Tuolumne County on your itinerary!

Whitewater rafting, horseback riding in the back country, skiing double black diamond and downhill single-track mountain bike trails are just some of the activities that summon thrill-seekers from near and far. For a milder yet active vacation, seek out that perfect fishing spot or favorite swimming hole. Hike among the trees with a pristine forest floor at your feet. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera - this place is a photographer’s paradise!

HISTORY, CULTURE and the ARTS

History aficionados could literally spend weeks strolling historic Gold Rush towns, perusing museums and catching glimpses of what life must’ve been like during California’s historic Gold Rush.

COMMEMORATE YOSEMITE: As we approach 2014, we invite you to visit Yosemite National Park and its surrounding communities to be a part of this historic event. Living History • Symposiums • Film Festivals • Storytelling • Art Exhibits • Symphonies • And More!

EATERIES

Everyone needs to eat and fortunately, here, we believe variety is the spice of life! From quaint downtown bistros and cafes to historic saloons, upscale dining rooms and better-known restaurants, we’ve got you covered. Please your palate with cuisine from many corners of the world: Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Italian and American, just to name a few. Check the events calendar for special winemaker dinners or beer pairing dinners. Local wines and hard ciders are often found on beverage menus, offering guests a taste of the local flavor. LODGING Your lodging options are many! Slumber under the starry skies or sleep where the stars have slept! Historic hotels have been known to house some of the greats from the big screen like Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Clint Eastwood and Michael J. Fox. Quaint bed and breakfasts and historic inns offering exceptional and history enthusiasts. Seasonal train rides from wildflower viewing to service can be found tucked back Santa’s Express bring out the kid in all of us. Find traces of Hollywood in the trees, on a mountain top or in the throughout the Park and beyond as over 300 movies, television shows and heart of a historic downtown. Quality hotels commercials have been filmed in this area. and motels are conveniently located Grace Kelly throughout the area. Year-round Exceptional live theatre on three different stages beckons patrons from resorts can accomodate small to large groups. A variety of near and far. It’s truly a treat to see these actors at work! From dramatic to hysterical to musical and everything in between, each season’s line-up has a RV parks and campgrounds can be found throughout the county whether riverside or roadside. Whatever variety of plays sure to please the most discerning theatre-goer. your pleasure for a cozy night’s sleep, ART GALLERIES featuring a variety of local art including we can help you find it. watercolors, oil paintings, ceramics and photography can be found Tuolumne County Vacationland throughout the region. The talent here is endless, but just looking For Vacationland information visit www.YosemiteGoldCountry. around you can see where the inspiration comes from. Art com where you can order or download your 2013 Tuolumne celebrations as well as a number of other events abound year-round. County Vacation Planner. Or call the Visitors Center at 800-446-1333. Visit us at our new Visitors Center at 385 calendar of events Visit www.yosemitegoldcountry.com for a complete Washington St. in the Day-O Plaza. (Opening May 1, 2013). listing of events.

www.yosemitegoldcountry.com Photo Credits: ‘Yosemite Valley View’ by Brad Perks; Sierra Mac River Rafting; ‘Columbia Diggins’ by Paul Bell; Railtown ‘Movie Star Engine #3’ by Kevin Zimmerman; ‘Trio’ Groveland Hotel/Cellar Door Restaurant; ‘Grace Kelley’ Historic Sonora Inn.


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