Quality Inn & Suites
3361 Coach Lane
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Phone: (530) 677-2203
Fax: (530) 676-1422
3361 Coach Lane, Cameron Park, CA, US, 95682
- Phone: (530) 677-2203
- Fax: (530) 676-1422
Founded in 1980, this vineyard features acres of spectacular green vines. The winery is open Thursday through Sunday and offers a scenic place for a wedding or private party.
When country singer Johnny Cash sang "Folsom Prison Blues," America became familiar with this rough granite-walled state penitentiary. The prison was built in 1880 to handle the overload from San Quentin. Tours of the prison are not offered; however, the displays in the museum offer a realistic view of what life is like on the inside. Especially frightening is the display of weapons prisoners have made from everyday items. You can purchase crafts and other items made by prisoners. Admission is USD2 for persons age 12 and up.
Since 1963, when a badly burned bear was taken in and cared for by the city government, the Folsom Zoo has grown by leaps and bounds. It now provides a home for animals that no one else wants. Wild animals include bobcats, cougars, bears, coyotes, raccoons, elk and a few exotics. Domestic animals include livestock such as sheep, goats, chickens and horses. The mission of the zoo, in addition to helping the animals, is educational. First Tuesday of every month is half off the admission.
Formerly a typical soda factory, The Fountain-Tallman Soda Works was transformed into the Fountain & Tallman Museum. The site is currently managed and maintained by the El Dorado County Historical Society. Owing to the specific requirement of the soda factory, the construction material and designing style used were to keep the ice and soda chilled. Hence, this building was able to withstand fires that engulfed its neighboring structures. At the museum, you can check-out the few remnants of the factory as well as exhibits pertaining to Placerville.
Owned by 19th Century expert John Sutter, Sutter's Mill is a famous sawmill. Discovering gold in the area in 1948, the area transformed into a bustling spot by the travellers who wanted to try their hand at gold. The mill then got a replica of the original architecture. It is also a name sake for the song by singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg as well as for Herb Suter's blog.
This park sits to the south of the river, making it a good spot for fishing. You can even dock up with your boat on the shore. There is a softball field as well as two soccer fields, plenty of room for planning large events and, of course, surrounding beauty that makes a day out more than enjoyable.
Make Folsom City Lions Park your Sunday haunt if you like to enjoy a nice game of baseball with friends and family. Take your loved ones to this scenic park and see their faces light up with joy! Host an intimate picnic for your loved ones or simply lounge around the park or grill a steak as you have some unadulterated fun at this park. Don't miss the lively Folsom Renaissance Faire while in the city. Call the Department of Parks and Recreation for more details.
With over 50 parks in the city, Rodeo Park is a great place to experience Folsom’s outdoor landscape. Unwind at a picnic spot and take in the scenic views of the lake and surrounding greenery. Sports enthusiasts can work up a sweat at their baseball diamonds and soccer courts. It also houses the Dan Russell Rodeo Arena which plays host to myriad events throughout the year.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 61.5 acre park houses the site of the only mine in California that visitors can enter. It also features a museum with historical artifact exhibits and a gift shop that carries books, art, gold, and souvenirs.
The old Folsom Powerhouse on the American River has changed little since its completion in 1869. Built by H.P. Livermore, the two-story Tennessee marble structure still has its original generators, transformers and switchboards. When the powerhouse was in operation, the transformers delivered from 800-11,000 volts of electricity 22 miles downstream to Sacramento. Today, visitors can view all of the old works including the canal system, which channeled water from the dam.
A mere half-hour drive east of downtown Sacramento, this natural oasis is a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle. The kids can go swimming in the warm waters of Folsom Lake under the watchful eyes of lifeguards, while you can relax in the sun on one of the three beaches. The picnic areas have barbecue pits, covered tables and plenty of nearby restrooms. If you forgot to bring your picnic lunch, there is a snack bar offering a variety food items and drinks.
A part of the Folsom Lake Recreation Area, the Granite Bay is a safe waterfront for day outings. Lifeguard services on the well-maintained sandy beach are available making swimming safe. Barbecue pits, shady and grassy areas make it a picnic spot with many activities like swimming, boating, fishing and beach games. A mobile snack bar too is available at the bay.