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Things To Do

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Amador County Museum & Mine Model Exhibit: Open Fri, Sat, Sun 11 am - 3 pm

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Baker Street West: Victorian shops, tours of replica Sherlock Holmes flat, Sherlockian plays, Dinner Mystery Theatre, Afternoon Tea events throughout the year. Open weekends. Upstairs at Hein & Co Book Store, 204 Main Street, Jackson. Performance details and tickets are at the link above.

Detert Park: Detert Park is the city’s flagship park, housing the seasonal public pool, sports complex, playground, Amador County library and shaded areas for picnics or friendly gatherings. Hwy 49/88 at Sutter Street.

Ghost Hunting: Many Jackson locations report ghostly goings-on. Kennedy Mine Paranormal Investigations are offered once a month, 7 pm - 1 am, March thru November.


Historic Main Street:  Today’s downtown is a charming mix of historic Civil War-era storefronts and 20th century architecture. Visitors will find antiques galore, art galleries, a steampunk book store, fine jewelry, fun eateries and Amador County wines.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort: Casino entertainment. Dalton Road entrance is approx. 3 miles east of Jackson on Highway 88. 

Kennedy Gold Mine

Kennedy Gold Mine: Open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday, 10 AM to 3 PM, March through October. FREE Admission, fee for guided tours. Just north of Jackson city limits on Hwy 49/88.

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Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre & Main Street Theatre Works: Theatre under the stars on summer weekends, parking and access from Jackson Gate Road across the street from Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park. Tickets and info are at the link above.

Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park:  Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park on Jackson Gate Road is named after the iconic 60-foot structures used to move debris from the Kennedy Gold Mine. It’s been recently renovated to showcase the giant tailing wheels. Nearby, there’s a dog park and the Kit Carson Mountain Man Hut. On Jackson Gate Road.

Vista Point: Jackson’s mining history at-a-glance, just north of Jackson City limits on Hwy 49 & 88.

Walking Tours: Take a walking tour or explore on your own to learn more about the history in Jackson, California. You will not be disappointed: Click here for the tour.

Jackson Walking Tour: Beyond Main Street are historic homes, cemeteries, churches and more! This guide to 45 sites in historic Jackson mentions many businesses that have changed over the years but the historic information still fascinates!

Walking Main Street: 21 bronze plaques mark many of Main Street buildings and features. Click here or pick up a walking tour guide on the front wall of the National Hotel for fun historical highlights and architectural curiosities.