It is in our human nature to have an obsession with GOLD. The value we have put on it captivates, motivates and drives people to do incredible things.
Take a step back in time and experience what life was like for many individuals who risked everything to try and make it rich quick once the news spread that gold was found and how the lure of gold changed and shaped California.
Pan for Gold
Make a covered wagon craft
Ride a Train
Ride a "Mine Shaft" (age and weight limits apply)
Lectures about the history of the California Gold Rush
Ride a Tall Ship and learn the role that tall ship's had during the California Gold Rush (*this is an add-on activity)
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