Touring Hwy. 49 in California? Then you are going to drive right down the middle of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park. This is a great stop (especially if you need a break from curvy Hwy. 49) and if you have the time, I suggest trying your hand at panning for gold in the American River. We didn’t strike it rich, but we had fun panning at the historic site.
For more information: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=484