The Heart of the Gold Country



At the crossroads of Scenic Highways 49 and 88, Gold Country adventures begin and end in Jackson. Charming, 150-year old Main Street boasts one of California’s oldest and most notorious establishments, the newly renovated National Hotel. Antiques, the Amador County Museum, gift shops, popular eateries, even a steam punk-themed bookstore attract shoppers and history buffs.  A Gold Country adventure isn’t complete without experiencing the miner’s way of life on a tour of the legendary Kennedy Mine. Minutes from Main Street, the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort features top name entertainers, and Jackson’s location on beautiful Highway 88 makes it the ideal base camp for High Sierra camping, fishing, and snow sports.

In 1853, Jackson became the county seat of newly formed Amador County, California. Previously, from 1851–1852, it had been the county seat of Calaveras County. Jackson may therefore be the only city to have ever been county seat of two different counties at different times.

Top Five Things To Do: 
  1. The National Hotel
  2. Amador County Museum
  3. Kennedy Gold Mine
  4. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
  5. Biggest Little Kitchen Store

Things to Do

At Ace Hardware you can start your projects off right with quality tools.They can assist with projects and help you to mak
Original artwork by John Johanssen.
Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:30am - 4:00pm

The Amador County Library is a service-oriented network of community libraries, a main library, branches, and outreach services providing books, information and other resources

This historic 15-room classic Greek Revival dwelling in Jackson, CA was constructed in 1854 to be the home of Armstead C. Brown (January 10, 1816 - early February, 1903).

Antiques Upstais consists of multiple antique shops in one location. 

Do you love a good mystery? Fancy yourself an amateur sleuth? Discover your Sherlockian Experience at Baker Street West!

Baskin-Robbins ice cream is home of delicious cones, shakes, treats, cakes, pies, and more!
Beauty Emporium offers professional hair salon and nail spa services and expert tips on the latest trends in hair styling
Bella Donna is a waxing salon that offers many different waxing services for women and men of all ages located in the hear
Big 5 Sporting Goods is one of America's top retailers of name brand sporting goods and accessories.
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Biggest Little Kitchen Store offers hundreds of kitchen and cookware items, specialty and hard to find cooking utensils. Everything for the serious cook.

We offer gourmet grilled pizzas, salads, sandwiches, sastas, feshly prepared and baked scones, muffins, desserts, boxed lu
Bonanza Dogs
535 S Hwy. 49
Jackson, Ca
Bringing you 12 microbrew handles, local wines, champagne and inspired pub food!
The Celtic Knot offers an array of unique gifts from The Emerald Isles featuring Celtic wedding bands and jewelry, crystal, pottery, rugs and kilt accessories.

Chatter Box, the original cafe from

Local nail salon that specializes in manicures and pedicures. 
Claypools's has a wide variety of home decor, wall art, party supplies, costume jewelry, hair accessories, makeup, purses wine accessories, kithen gadgets, lamps, garden decor
Local retail jewelry and jewelry repair in Jackson.
27 Main St
Jackson Ca
Cute Closet has adorable clothes, accessories, purses, shoes and more at very affordab
Denny's Restaurant is fun for the whole family!
Open 24 hours, 7 days  a week.
200 S. Highway 49
Jackson, CA

This 6.5 acre park is located along Highway 49/88 in the northern area of the City of Jackson.

Slow smoked, served fast! Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a Texas-style barbecue restaurant providing the best quality smoked meats and delicious sides.

Dragon Massage professional  masseuses  work  with  you  to  meet  your  individual  needs.

Fine Mexican Dining & Cantina, serves lunch, dinner and has a full bar with 250 Tequilas.
The Feedbarn has everything the entire family needs for the country lifestyle.
New and used firearms for sale along with a huge assortment of ammo and accessories.
Full Circle Trading Company has cultural gifts, home decor and many art & craft supplies.
Open Daily
15 Main St
Jackson,  Ca
Enjoy a fun, authentic, tour in the Heart of the Gold Rush Mother Lode.  Your personal guide is Gabby, a retired teacher with many years of local and regional history to share
Game Stop is offering new & used video games, plus consoles, controllers & related gear.
Gifted is a one of a kind gift shop and studio that exclusively carries American manufactured and locally made gifts and goods.
Gold Mine Jewelers is a second generation family owned and operated fine jewelry store provid

This pocket-style park built in 2002 includes picnic tables, a half-court basketball court and a play structure.  The park also includes incredible views of the City.  Access to

Local natural food store with a selection off healthy foods and supplements. 
Asian & Chinese buffet, dinners and food to go.
For over 20 years Hein & Company Books & Vintage goods has been providing the Northern California Foothills with used and rare books, games and vintage goods.
Herndon's Haven Specializes in Antiques, Collectibles, New & Used Merchandise, Local Arts and Craft
Highway House is passionate about food and making your meal an experience worth telling friends about.

Proceeds from the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras thrift stores assist in providing se

Jackson Family Sports has a great selection of mountain bike hybrids, road and bmx
Local Nail Salon that specializes in manicures and pedicures. 

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills and offers all the comforts you’d expect from a first-class resort.

All natural smoothies, juices, baked goods, oatmeals, flatbreads, wraps and energy drinks.
Catering and delivery available.

Local drive thru coffe stop that serves, iced or hot espresso, smoothies, blended espresso, and much more!!
Jo-Ann's offers a wide range of fabrics, plus sewing & arts & crafts supplies.

Meals are prepared fresh everyday from the finest ingredients available. 

Amador County Museum's Kennedy and North Star Mine Model Exhibits include three operating models of mining structures.
The Kennedy Mine, famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of l

The Kennedy and most gold mines in California had to close in 1942 during World War II.

Lady's First is a woman's boutique with fashionable women's clothing and accessories. 
Have all of your Christian retail needs! Books, Bibles, Music, Gifts, Church supplies, Jewelry, Clothing, Kids Stuff and more.

Baked Goods, Desserts, Specialty Salads, Deli Sandwiches, Espressos.

To go and catering

Open every day, 7am to 3pm

Main Street Emporium carry gifts, signs, home decor, accessories and seasonal merchandise.
Open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.
Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally-oriented, rural theatre company performing in Amador County, California.

Margaret’s Café & Bakery features a traditional diner atmosphere with spacious seating, delicious food, and a delectable bakery that will have you coming back for your favor

Martell Nails and Spa is a great place to relax and pamper yourself at the same time! 
Maynards Good Stuff is an Antique shop located right in downtown Jackson.
138 Main St
Jackson Ca

Mel's is the perfect place to eat and drink!  Order Mel's famous "Moo Burger" (served since 1956), pile it up at our huge crisp salad bar, delight in fresh baked pies or have a

Minutemen Survival Supply outfits and educates the public: from the extreme outdoor en
Offering coffee drinks, breakfast items, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and more, it is the perfect place to come for a great lunch.
Mother Lode Music specializes in musical instrument and equipment retail.
Mountain Mike's Pizza provides high quality and custom made food using only the freshest and finest ingredients available.
Bring home some memories and unique gifts.
Asian Restaurant, serving Sushi, Sushimi,Teriyaki and Hot Noodles.
Open Daily: 11:00AM-2:30PM and 4:30PM - 9:00PM

Pacific Grill is a combination of two venues.

Paisano's is a family owned and operated pizzeria, serving their family recipes handed down for generations using only the finest ingredients. 

Chinese restaurant located in Jackson. 
Hours: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Papa Murphy's pizzas start with dough made in their store daily and are topped with 100%

Paperback Oasis is a used paperback bookstore with many categories to choose from. Trade-ins are welcome. 
Payless Shoe Store ranges from everyday and special occasion shoes and accessory items at aff
All American Cafe and restaurant. 
Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
11988 Highway 88
Located near historic downtown Jackson, Petkovich is a gathering place for visitors to the do
Poor Man’s Bronze art gallery and gift shop sells unique recycled metal statues and home and garden yard art.
Location: Ione Junior High School, 450 S. Mill St., Ione

Rancheria Buffet

Rare Exception Jewelers, store is capable of fulfilling all of your gift-giving needs from affordable sterling silver to fin

Theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.
Richard & Sherry's Collectibles is an art gallery that includes many interesting and unique wood carvings. 
33 Main St
Jackson Ca
Rosebud's is a quaint and quirkie cafe in the heart of the Motherlode.
Round table Pizza serves pizzas with a variety of toppings & sauces in a simple space.
Ruthie's Way Out West sells handmade Indian Jewelry and artifacts, western apparel, home decor and much more. 
Enjoy dining at Shiny Star Chinese Restaurant in Jackson. 
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Closed Mondays
535 South State Highway 49
Sierra Hearth & Home, Inc.
Full service Day Spa and Salon featuring: Hair Stylists, Massage Therapist, Nail Te
Stanley’s Steakhouse is named after the owner (and his favorite food) for a reason.
Star Donuts feature donuts made fresh daily and all your favorite coffee drinks.
Pasta, Pizza, Seafood, and more. Located in the Amador Shopping Plaza in Martel, CA near Jackson.
Subway restaurant lets you build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options. 
Sue's Shoppe is a Women's clothing store that carries several different lines of apparel and accessories located in the heart of Jackson. 
The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is operated entirely by volunteer Auxiliary members.
Swensen's Shoe Store offers all seasons Footwear, Apperal and Shoe Repair services.  
Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-5:30pm
Meat is all they do, and since 1945 they have been providing their customers with the very best meat in the area. Though t
Main Street Jackson's latest addition for all your Hair, Nail, Massage and Spray Tan n
Family style Italian dining. Family owned & operated since 1921. 
Banquets, private parties, special occasions.
Open most holidays.
Authentic Thai cuisine and Asian inspired dishes.
The Call Thrift Store is dedicated to serving the youth of Amador County, by donating
Emerald Forest Antiques sells antique and vintage furniture.
The Hole Affair is an activity oriented shop that caters to the creative pursuits using beads and yarn.
The Rusty Rose is an Antique shop located downtown Jackson. 
49 Main St
Jackson, Ca
Tinker O'Brien Vintage & Uncommon Goods is always packed full of interesting and beautiful items. 
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Togo's serves up big, fresh, meaty sandwiches made to order and stuffed with the freshes

Tractor supply stores the unique products to support their customers' rural lifestyle, from welders and generators to animal care products and
Trader Stan is located in Historic Downtown Jackson. Inventory includes tools, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, coins and miscellaneous items o
Candy, Ice Cream, Chocolates, House Made Fudge, Taffy, Puzzles, Mugs with your name and so much more! They are the sweetest shop in town!!
Trassare Jewelers are experts in jewelry, watches, clocks, and U.S.
Treasures Mercantile offers the most unique collection of antiques and nostalgic items assemb
Vaught's Beach is fun for the whole family! Vaught's Beach is a good place to cool off in the water and have a pinic with the family. Restrooms are available.

Vera’s This ‘n That  tempts shoppers with a cornucopia of fabulous antiques. Ten vendors offer an incredible diversity of items from the past.

Gateway to Jackson, Vista Park is on Highway 49/88. The park overlooks the historic Kennedy Mine property and headframe and the city of Jackson.
Volcano Glass Works is filled with Stained Glass, Collectibles, Antiques and Unique items for you, your home and  garden. 
The Waffle Shop serves breakfast and lunch and coffee. 
Hours: Monday - Sunday: 5:00am - 3:00pm
543 Highway 49
Jackson, Ca
Well Read Books sellls new and used books and book accessories such as Book Seats, booklights, and magnifiers.
What'a Beach is a clean and friendly salon with (7) of the latest wolf tanning unit, a