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Almaden Quicksilver County Park

21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

Viewpoints
Dams
1 Day Treks
Old Ruins

About Almaden Quicksilver County Park

4,163 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury ("quicksilver") mines. The park is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.


Attractions near Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Winchester Mystery House17.53km from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

A mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. It is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. Since its construction in 1884, the property and mansion were claimed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum17.97km from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Devoted to Ancient Egypt, it holds the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the Western United States.

Hakone Estate and Gardens18.62km from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

18-acre (7.3 ha) traditional Japanese garden recognized as one of the oldest Japanese-style residential garden in the Western Hemisphere. Notable features include a bamboo garden, a Zen garden, a strolling garden (the Hill and Pond Garden), tea houses, and the Cultural Exchange Center.

Alum Rock Park24.14km from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

The 720 acres (2.9 km2) park offers 13 miles (21 km) of trails. The narrow floor of the valley includes a visitor center, a small museum/animal rehab facility, picnic areas, playgrounds, lawns, sand volleyball pits, mineral springs, lush plant life, woodlands, creek play opportunities, and occasional group camping.

California's Great America26.42km from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

A 100-acre (40 ha) amusement park featuring over 40 rides and attractions. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication.

Portola Redwoods State Park31.85km from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

This is a state park that was located in San Mateo county.  There are so many things to see in and around the park and are the park's primary watercourses, and feature numerous tributaries.  It includes hiking trails, a small car-camping campground of about 50 campsites, four group campsites, and 6 trail sites at Slate Creek Trail Camp. Portola Redwoods State Park is also home to the site of Page shingle Mill.

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Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world. The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.