Strike It Rich Adventures

Strike It Rich Adventures provides "hands on history" adventures in El Dorado County, California. From gold panning lessons to underground mine tours, these adventures are educational and exciting for all ages. Shoot the breeze with Miner Rich about the natural history of the area, mining history, mining camp life in the early 1850s or geology.

Underground mine tours are conducted at Placerville's historic Gold Bug Park, which is conveniently located 1 mile from Highway 50 in Placerville, California. Other features at Gold Bug Park are hiking trails, a stamp mill, museum, gift shop and a covered picnic area.

Advance reservations are required. Individuals, or groups of any size are welcome.


Latitude: 38.7429044 Longitude: -120.7990551 Elevation: 1994 ft
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Rich Dvoracek

Eco-Friendly Notes

We embrace the history of the "Gold Rush". Every attempt is made to maintain this habitat in its natural state, while preserving historical landmarks that were pivotal in California history.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Most tours are accessible for all. The Gold Bug Mine, Stamp Mill and Gold Panning troughs are all wheelchair accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Sorry, pets not allowed in the mine.

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