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Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

14881 Pine Grove Volcano Rd, Pine Grove, CA 95665, USA

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About Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is a California State Park, preserving an outcropping of marbleized limestone with some 1,185 mortar holes This is the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America. The park is nestled in a little valley. This museum within the park grounds features a variety of exhibits and a vast collection of Sierra Nevada Indian artifacts.


Attractions Near Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Black Chasm Cavern National Natural Landmark
Black Chasm Cavern National Natural Landmark1.62km from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Black Chasm Cavern is a cave nestled in the hamlet of Volcano, located in Amador County, California. It is a dissolution cave, formed by sulfuric acid resulting from Geo-thermal hydrogen sulfide reacting with down-moving oxygenated surface water.

Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park
Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park13.56km from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park is located at the transition point between Jackson Gate Road and North Main Street. This park preserves two of the remaining Kennedy Mine Tailing Wheels, the iconic symbols of the City of Jackson that were environmental pioneers during the hard rock mining era of the early 20th century.The park around these historical structures includes a kiosk with historical photographs and information about the engineering and operation of the wheels.

Kennedy Gold Mine Tours
Kennedy Gold Mine Tours13.71km from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

The Kennedy Gold Mine is a gold mine in Jackson, California, one of the deepest mines on the Mother Lode. It closed in 1942 and together with nearby Argonaut Mine. It has since been re-opened as a tourist attraction.

Butte Store
Butte Store13.78km from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

The Butte Store stands as a solitary reminder of what was once a vibrant community. An Italian stone mason constructed the building in 1857 to serve settlers and miners as both their post office and general store.

St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church14.12km from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is part of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America. It is built on the presumed location of St. Sava's grave. His coffin had been moved from Mileševa Monastery to Belgrade. The coffin was placed on a pyre and burnt in 1595 by Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha.

Knight Foundry
Knight Foundry14.3km from Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, is America's last water-powered foundry and machine shop. It was established in 1873 to supply heavy equipment and repair facilities to the gold mines and timber industry of the Mother Lode. Samuel N. Knight developed a high speed, cast iron impulse water turbine which was a forerunner of the Pelton wheel design. Knight Wheels were used in some of the first hydroelectric plants in California, Utah, and Oregon.

Where is Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Discover More Attractions in Amador County, Where Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park Is Located

Amador County
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Amador County, is a county in the U.S. state of California, This County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies within the Gold Country.

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