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Visiting Tuolumne

Visiting Tuolumne

Tuolumne city is a small town just outside of east Sonora, its main attraction is the Black Oak Casino and the Westside Entertainment grounds where festivals and concerts are held year round.  A small grocery store, pizza parlor and few other services are available. Tuolumne also offers a local farmers market, a public branch library and a few community events held in the downtown park throughout the...

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Sonora Area Theaters

Sonora Area Theaters

Whenever I think of a trip to the Motherlode region for a vacation  delightful shows that await in these hallowed halls of entertainment delight.  so many wonderful shows  The truth of the matter is that in order to properly enjoy all the theatrical offerings in the area Musicals It is important to remember that all shows are not available at all times. Check to see if the show you wish to see will be playing during your visit before getting your hopes up. On to the musicals, which are, by the way, my favorite types of Broadway entertainment. Chicago the Musical, Forbidden Broadway (this one offers an hilarious ‘spoof’ of Broadway), Jersey Boys, Naked Boys Singing (yes, they are!), Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Wicked, and Mama Mia! Comedies Broadway is well known for thumbing its nose at convention as well as for letting it’s hair down and having...

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Enjoying the Outdoors In California

Enjoying the Outdoors In California

California is an excellent visitors destination since it extends along the majority of the Pacific coastline of the United States. There are a number of national parks and outdoor activities to keep travelers occupied with in California. There is the Sequoia National Parks, the High Sierras, the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the big cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles among others. In southern California there is no shortage of wonderful beach options if you prefer to spend your vacation relaxing on the beach. The fifth largest city in California is Long Beach and it is one of the busiest seaports in the entire world. With many attractions to decide from, Long Beach has become a premier seaside resort for travelers. For those who like to shop on their vacations there is the Queen’s Market Place which is designed to look like an open English Village. For the...

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Columbia Historical Landmark

Columbia Historical Landmark

The small town and historical landmark of Columbia is located just outside of Sonora right off Highway 49.  Columbia State Historic Park is about as close as you can get to experiencing the look and feel of an actual gold rush town featuring the largest single collection of existing gold rush-era structures in the state. Today you can still experience the feelings of an old mining town, on weekends you will find people walking the streets and merchants dressed in 1850’s attire, a vintage Bowling alley and a real blacksmith shop. A popular attraction and sight is that of a stagecoach pulling into town! Yes you can see and even ride a stage coach with real horses and actors to make the experience even more real.  You can Pan for gold and enjoy the history of California’s gold rush while your here.  Be sure to stop in at the...

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