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The Charming Golden Drift Museum

While our 55+ active adult Sun City communities offer wonderful things to do on a daily basis, here’s a fun trip if you’d like to get away for a day. Head north from Auburn up I-80 towards Truckee and Lake Tahoe, where you’ll find the hamlet of Dutch Flat, home to a charming museum of the Gold Rush era. This free-admission museum gets its name from the gold-mining company that was once located in Dutch Flat. The dutifully preserved artifacts on display include mining and railroad equipment, Native American relics, and pieces from the Joss House. The extensive photography collection really shows visitors what the Gold Rush experience in this area was like. The museum is open Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm during the summer.

Written by Jenna Herzog for Matcha in partnership with Visit Placer County.