Things To Do Around Town:
Empire Mine + Mine Tours -- Hundreds of Miles of Tunnels, Largest & Most Glorious Mine, Huge Producer, $120,000,000.00 in pre-inflation money, operated continuously from 1850 to 1957! Incredible Above-Ground and Fantastic Underground Scenes, Contemporary & Vintage Photos
of this 19th century Old West Gold Mine with its lush, rich Baronial Victorian home built entirely of hardrock from the enormous goldmine whose deep tunnels reach under nearly every home in Grass Valley -- mineral rights are seldom included in Grass Valley land deals because the deep mineral rights below 100 feet are mostly owned by the Empire Mine.
Lola Montez Home
-- Lola Montez, the Most Famous Resident Ever in Nevada County and a Heroine of the Old West -- The Original "Unsinkable Molly Brown". Find out much, much more about her and her famous lovers and wild Old West Scandals on this
FREE Online Color Photo Tour!
-- Reportedly attended by Abraham Lincoln, Bret Harte, Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce, the Nevada Theater is not only still in use today but hosts dozens of professional theater troupes in Nevada County, which also boasts several opera companies, dance companies and hundreds of world-famous artists and artisans.
-- A "must-do" major local attraction for visitors! It is an incredible, sprawling 49er California Gold Rush Historical Museum contained in a wonderful rambling building made entirely of mineshaft stone, and what's more, it's right in the middle of Nevada City and it has a tasting room and everything! Altogether a fabulous experience -- Home of KVMR-FM.
Wine Tasting Guide -- Steve O has planned a wine-tasting tour just for you.
KVMR-FM which makes your local radio listing a total pleasure, carrying both local programming and PBS.
Nevada County Historical Society
-- Housed in a quaint & curious Old West Historical Firehouse, the Society has a full and fascinating collection of Gold Rush memorabilia and historical documents! A must-see! --
Narrow Gauge Railroad -- Northern Queen was the railhead of the Nevada County Narrow-Gauge Railroad -- "The museum display is located at the Northern Queen Inn, in Nevada City, California. The Nevada County Historical Society maintains a joint contract with the NQI in which the museum leases the NQI
track materials for their 36-inch (3')Narrow Gauge Operating Railroad and they lease the museum space for our display...." An Absolute Must for any Railroad Buff!