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Destination Nevada County

Premium visitors magazine for Nevada County produced by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

In addition, many of the

In addition, many of the local state parks offer trails and other recreational opportunities, including: • Donner Memorial State Park includes immigrant trails, boating, cross country skiing and a historical museum. • Empire Mine State Historical Park provides a glimpse into the richest hard rock gold mine of the day, through daily tours of the historical buildings and grounds. • Malakoff Diggins State Park was California’s largest hydraulic mining site, now offering trails, camping, and panoramic views. • South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport boasts the longest single span covered bridge in the world. These parks, as well as all the recreational opportunities year-round, provide the perfect backdrop for family reunions, corporate retreats, and any event where people are coming together. Where else can you ski in the morning, play golf in the afternoon, and enjoy dinner theater at night? A large part of Nevada County’s allure, is the close proximity to the wide array of outdoor activities! Weddings & Special Events When it comes to creating weddings and celebrations with lifetime memories, Nevada County is rated one of the most desired (and affordable!) destinations. With a wide variety of venues, every event is unique, whether rustic or elegant, inside or out! Beautiful, historic locations, like Empire Mine and Miners Foundry provide stone elegance and rustic surroundings. North Star House, the Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens, and Schrammsberg Estate provide lovely outdoor vistas that provide the backdrop of nature for every celebration. With the wide variety of venues, it is easy for brides, corporate planners, or anyone to find just the right setting for their event. The Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley provides a modern venue with flexible space for weddings, receptions, and any celebration. Businesses are starting to take notice of this state-of-the-art event space, bringing business conferences and seminars to Grass Valley that normally would only be found in larger cities. With 100mbs of high-speed Wi-Fi, events can be live-streamed around the globe, or bring in speakers and events for community viewing. As a green and environmentally aware business, the venue reflects these local values with things like LED lighting inside as well as in their onsite parking lot for 144 cars with solar integration throughout. Successful events begin with dedication and attention to detail, something you are sure to find here! The downtown areas also feature a number of venues, such as Center for the Arts, Nevada Theater, and Off Broad Street, all within walking distance to restaurants and shops. This provides guests the opportunity to not only attend the event but also discover the quaint shopping, dining, and art districts that draw many here for a day or a weekend! In fact, many people first discover Nevada County when attending a special event. Once here, they discover it is easy to get here, but hard to leave! Annual Festivals & Traditions Annual festivals and events are a big part of life here. From Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas and Constitution Day Parade, to Grass Valley’s Cornish Christmas and Thursday Night Market, it seems there is always something to do. There’s the rodeo in Penn Valley and the Truckee ArtWalk, not to mention the myriad of events at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, named as California’s most beautiful fairgrounds! The Sierra Foothills are also becoming well-known for the award-winning craft-made beers and local wines. There are many opportunities to learn more at wineries and taprooms throughout the county. In fact, some of the most popular annual festivals are the Truckee Brew Fest and the Sierra Vintners’ Wine Trail. Whatever you’re looking for, you can likely find it here in Nevada County. We invite you to explore the beauty of the majestic canopy of oaks and pines, blue skies, romantic gold country history, nature trails, river walks, wineries, and recreational opportunities. With this as your backdrop, Nevada County will become your premier destination location! 54 DESTINATION Nevada County

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