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Finding the largest gold nugget in the continental U.S. in 1859. . . Here In Paradise!

Come visit the museum. We have symbols and replicas of all kinds of tools & implements, used... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Lois H
Paradise, California
California's early life

I love history and love looking into California's old west days of gold miners and rough and tumble... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Steve R
Roseville, California
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“replica”(2 reviews)
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502 Pearson Rd, Paradise, CA 95969-5114
+1 530-872-8722
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Come visit the museum. We have symbols and replicas of all kinds of tools & implements, used during the gold rush and since then. Try your hand at panning for gold nuggets or touring the museum to see all kinds of metal and wooden tools,...More

Thank Lois H
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I love history and love looking into California's old west days of gold miners and rough and tumble settlers. A visit here is a look back into those days when tough miners looked for their fortunes and screwed business men to advantage of the times....More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Stopped in to see a bit of history of Paradise, CA. Was greeted by a volunteer as we entered. Interesting history and they have a small mine exhibit that you can walk thru to experience the feeling of being in a mine. There's a mannequin...More

1  Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a wonderful place to take kids, especially during the Fall season when they have many events going on.

Thank veronicaw711
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You can learn everything about our community by visiting this museum.... parking is easy and the people are friendly.

1  Thank tulacooks
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Has all the stories and memorabilia for an area history museum. Docents are great and answer all the questions you can have for them. Really enjoyed our trip here.

Thank backpackingfools
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The Gold Nugget Museum is an ever-changing wealth of information that I believe is the hidden treasure of Paradise and Magalia. The Gold Nugget Museum never fails to inform on local folklore and the history of our amazing little town. I think one of the...More

1  Thank msalbright00
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

It is always a fun time when visiting the Gold Nugget Museum. They have a great old town replica on the property. Filled with the goods from the pasts. Also a great spot to take pictures. They have a black smith shop that is in...More

2  Thank AcaSusie
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

In 1859, a 54 pound gold nugget was found in Managua just north of Paradise. The gold mining town was named after a gambling pair of dice!

1  Thank Houston N
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This museum has collected artifacts and memorabilia from the local area which had a large logging population 100 years ago, and was indirectly involved in the gold rush with our own gold nugget. The museum also has special days where there are live demonstrations of...More

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