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Amador Visitors Guide to Museums

Open times and contact information below may be out of date. Please contact a museum directly to confirm. AMADOR COUNTY MUSEUM Open Tuesday 10-4, Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission by donation. Tours of Kennedy Mine scale model, Saturday & Sunday from 11-3 on the hour, $1, under 8 years old free. Large tour groups by reservation. read more »

Daffodil Hill and the Amador Flower Farm

Each spring, from mid-March through mid-April, Daffodil Hill explodes with thousands of blooms, attracting visitors from around the world. Among the most well-known of Amador County's many attractions, Daffodil Hill is a 4 acre farm owned by the McLaughlin family since 1887. The farm began as a 36-acre ranch and toll road for travelers and teamsters hauling timber. read more »

Amador County in Bloom

Everything's coming up daylilies for Jeanne Deaver and her crew at Amador Flower Farm! Deaver, longtime gardener and daylily enthusiast is the owner of Amador Flower Farm a 14 acre daylily farm located in the Shenandoah Valley just off Highway 49 near the town of Plymouth. What began as a small mail-order daylily business has become a thriving retail nursery and gift shop with acres of demonstration gardens, walking trails and picnic areas open to the public year round. read more »

The Best Amador County Visitor Attractions

There are so many things to do in Amador County! And those who have been here, know what makes this great community such a favorite tourist destination. Plan a fishing and camping trip, to a weekend of skiing, or hiking. Plan a day of spending and browsing at the local shops and art galleries. Experience live theater after a round of golf, or take a leisurely drive through the historic streets on your way home from the local casinos. read more »

The Award Winning Wine Country of Amador

When you think of California wineries, Napa and Sonoma are, of course, the places that jump to mind. But long before Napa was the center of wine culture in California, the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada were home to some of the most scenic and fruitful wineries in the state. Prohibition changed that -- the wineries in this former Gold Rush area folded and didn't recover for nearly 50 years. read more »

Amador County is Rich in History

The county seat is the town of Jackson, incorporated in 1905. Other incorporated communities are Amador City, Ione, Plymouth and Sutter Creek. Key state highways through Amador County are Highways 49, stretching generally north-south, and Highway 88, running east-west. Amador County is among the last in the state offering a genuine, non-commercialized glimpse of the past. read more »