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  • EL Dorado and Shingle Springs Ghost towns (66)
    El Dorado and Shingle Springs were neighbors during the gold rush days. Shingle Springs received its name from its shingle mill and from its spring of water. El Dorado was first named Mud Springs from the muddy and soggy ground which surrounded its spring of water. Shingle Springs was never known as a gold camp as it had only a limited supply. El Dorado, on the other hand, provided miners with both placer and hard rock operations. Both were rich sources while they lasted but neither lasted very long. El Dorado is located on high 49, a short distance south of Placerville. The original Wells Fargo building is the principal historic site.
  • Bodie Victorian Hotel (139)
    Pranks are something the resident ghost at the Bodie Victorian Hotel in Bridgeport California is known for. The playful spirit loves to tease especially those who don't believe in ghosts. Ask the plumber who was chased out of the building by the ghost, or the maid who finds neat stacks of towels and sheets continually mussed up. Hotel guests have told of blankets being pulled off them in the middle of the night by the mischievous ghostly prankster. In spite of all this, the hotel has many repeat guests who enjoy the ghostly antics.
  • Eastern State Penitentary (110)
    Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor," Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States. It is estimated that more than 300 prisons worldwide are based on the Penitentiary's wagon-wheel, or "radial" floor plan.

    Some of America's most notorious criminals were held in the Penitentiary's vaulted, sky-lit cells, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. After 142 years of consecutive use, Eastern State Penitentiary was completely abandoned in 1971, and now stands, a lost world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers.
  • Oak Alley Plantation (62)
    The Shadows of Oak Alley

    Are haunted houses for real? Do ghosts roam the earth and, if they do, what's the point? Why do some people experience them while others do not? These and other questions are often posed by Oak Alley visitors who seem open to the reality of a spirit world.

    Old buildings appear to be particularly attractive to ghosts. These last are often alleged to be souls of former residents whose earthly mission was tragically cut short, leaving a frustrated spirit grasping at bizarre means to capture the attention and support of the living in order to resolve personal unfinished business. Of course, the older the building the longer the list of resident souls and the greater the possibility of drama. No antebellum plantation home is without at least one ghost, running the gamut from wispy shadows to an assortment of aggressive, howling poltergeists. Oak Alley is no exception.

    Generally speaking, Oak Alley is recognized more for the beauty of her setting than for mysterious disturbances, but tour guides, visitors and staff members alike have shared interesting experiences over the years. The following include some of the more obvious:
  • St. George Hotel (76)
    The St. George Hotel
    Welcomes You

    Welcome to the St. George Hotel located in the Heart of Amador Wine County. You will find us on Main St. of the Historic Gold Rush Town in Volcano, California - 3 miles off Highway 88. We are conveniently located near many attractions including hiking, skiing, cycling, cave exploration, wine tasting and many other interesting things to do!

    Recently voted for the 2nd year in a row Best Historic Hotel, Best Place To Take A Date, One of the Top 10 Bars in the world worth flying to (as featured in GQ Magazine) and Best Fine Dining in Amador County. We are dedicated to providing our guests with the highest quality of service, products and overall guest satisfaction.

    Come join us ~ Where memories have been made for over 145 years... come make some of your own.
    View our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu on our Special Events Page.

    Call and make your reservations - 209-296-4458
  • The Brookdale Lodge (Now the Brookdale Inn and Spa) (65)
    Before staying at the new site: http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10300268 - there are lots of problems at the new business - It's sad to see what has occurred at this amazing place...

    Set under stately giant redwoods, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, you will find the world famous Brookdale Lodge.

    The original lodge was built in 1890 by Judge J.H. Logan at the site of the Grover lumber mill. In the early 1920's, Dr. F. K. Camp built the beautiful dining room with the natural brook running through it. A feature in Ripley's Believe It or Not served to make the Brookdale Lodge world famous. Throughout the years, the Brookdale Lodge has hosted a number of notable guests: movie stars, music celebrities and a U.S. President.
  • U.S.S. Hornet (39)


    The Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century -- World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission.

    Now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point on San Francisco Bay, the USS HORNET is a timeless memorial to those who defended our American values and to those who have pursued America's technological advancements.