specialty shops featuring apparel, art, collectables, home and garden, food and wine, will keep you busy
during your stay, however long or short.
Columbia State Historic Park is known as the best
preserved Gold Rush town in California, Columbia is where you don't just view history, you
Yosemite National Park is a beautiful drive from Sonora
along Highway 120, the Scenic Gateway to the northern entrance to the park. From the San
Francisco Bay Area and Central California, Highway 120 is also the fastest route to Yosemite and one
of Tuolumne County's best kept secrets! Ask for a copy of the commemorative poster '120 Things
To Do Along Highway 120.' Y-explore.com
offers hikes and
tours throughout the year. There's also local round-trip bus service (Spring-Summer, see
www.yarts.com) into the park,
In nearby Jamestown, this popular state park is home to
the famous 'Movie Star' Engine No. 3, drawing enthusiasts from around the world for tours and rides.
There are two local theatre companies that produce shows
throughout the year. Sierra Repertory Theatre Co. (SRT)
has a theater in East Sonora and in Columbia at the historic Fallon House. The company presents
musicals and full scale productions.
In Downtown Sonora, Stage
3 Theatre Company
, just a block or so from the hotel, presents 'little theatre' productions
in an intimate 88-seat venue.
Mountain Springs Golf
is ideally located above the fog and below the snow in historic Sonora, California.
Play this scenic 18-hole Robert Muir Graves designed championship course while enjoying the Gold
Country and the scenic beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Located in Pinecrest just 30 miles east of Sonora
off all-weather Highway 108. Dodge Ridge is by far the closest, most accessible, family-friendly
winter sports area to the Central Valley and Bay Area.
There are several local wineries in the area and our
staff can help direct you to them. They all offer wine tasting at their vineyards or around
, with casino gaming, dining, entertainment and family recreation is a short drive to
the southeast near Tuolumne
, a few minutes to the southwest in Jamestown, takes pride as 'The Friendly Little
Casino,' with dining, entertainment, casino gaming as well as bingo.
We know that California Cavern was the very first cave in the state to be opened to the public for
guided tours in 1850. In the early days, the cave was known as "Mammoth Cave." The original tours,
though impressive, were shorter than they are today, since more of the cave system has been
discovered over the years.
Columbia State Historic Park
Sierra Repertory Theatre
Black Oak Casino
Mt. Springs, Paul Bell; Dodge Ridge Wintersports
County Visitors Bureau