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Welcome to Tuolumne County!

Get ready for Yosemite explorations, Gold Country discoveries and High Sierra adventures.

Tuolumne (rhymes with “follow me”) County, located 2 ½ hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching from the foothills into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Gold was discovered in Tuolumne County in 1848, setting off the major gold rush of 1849.

The main highways leading to the picturesque drive from San Francisco and East Bay Area are Highways 108 and 120 from the west and Highway 49 from the north. The CA Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park is considered the “front door” of the park for the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and other surrounding areas provide natural vistas and settings for hiking, water skiing, horseback riding, rafting, camping, snowmobiling, boating, snow skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities. Historic hotels, golf courses, numerous and varied dining establishments, historic saloons, wineries and a hard cider distillery, train rides, casinos, museums, two state historic parks, live theatre and many bed-and-breakfast inns are among the many other attributes that make the county a year-round vacation destination.

Visit Tuolumne County operates one year-round Visitors Center and one seasonal, with friendly, knowledgeable staff who can help you plan your visit:

Sonora, CA: 193 S. Washington St.: Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Groveland, CA: 18990 CA-120:  Inside the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm (Seasonal; May-October)

Area information is also available at the Chinese Camp Store and Tavern at 13750 CA-120, Chinese Camp, CA

Or, call us at (800) 446-1333 for help planning your trip and to get your FREE Tuolumne County Inspiration Travel Guide.

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Maps, Directions & Transportation
Plan Your Visit
Ashtanga Wednesdays
Sunday in the Park with George at Sierra Repertory Theatre
Jamestown Farmers Market
Yoga at The Little House in Groveland
Peaceful Valley Farmers Market
Farewell - Celebrating 24 years - River Ranch Music Festival
Jazz at The Armory
Sonora Certified Farmers Market
Tuolumne Preservation Express Inaugural Train Ride
Tuolumne Concerts in the Park 2023 and Outdoor Market
Farms of Tuolumne County - Food Sourcing and Preservation Workshops
2nd Saturday Art Night
Chester and Push Horse Rescue Fundraiser
Coffill Park Summer Concert Series
Gold Rush Days at Columbia State Historic Park
Mushroom Tie-Dye Party
Restoration of Historical Paintings
Farms of Tuolumne County - Food Sourcing and Preservation Workshops
Concerts in the Pines
Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom
Bird Paint Party at The Game Room
Groveland Grind Mountain Bike Race
Groveland SummerFest
Mother Lode Fair
Coulterville Banderitas Days
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser For The Mi Wuk/Sugar Pine Fire Protection District
Columbia's Glorious 4th of July Celebration
Columbia Ghost Tours
Art of Fluid Motion 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
National Parks Fee-Free Day
49er Festival, Parade and Chili/Salsa Cook-off
Quilts and Threads Show
National Parks Fee-Free Day
Railown 1897 State Park Announces 2023 Season of Excursion Train Rides
Sierra - Tuolumne Kennel Club Dog Show
Sierra Cup of Blood Disc Golf Tournament
National Parks Fee-Free Day
Veterans Day Remembrance at Columbia State Historic Park
Motherlode Acro Jam
Tuolumne County Art Week
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Visit Tuolumne County is the official Tourism Bureau of Tuolumne County, California. As the role of the Destination Marketing/Management Organization (DMMO) has evolved, Visit Tuolumne County has adopted the following statements to incorporate multiple areas of involvement.

Mission Statement:
To enhance economic growth by increasing tourism to Tuolumne County.

Vision Statement:
The  VTC is the premiere authority for marketing Tuolumne County’s tourism  assets and is looked to for leadership in all areas of destination  management.

Strategic Statement:
As an effort  to align with DMMO trends, the VTC takes an active role in industry  conferences, accreditation programs, continued education, multi-year  planning and strategic partnerships. The VTC will always look for ways  to build on past and current success.

Community Statement:
The  VTC supports the community through a Community Sponsorship program to  leverage marketing dollars and assist various groups in their promotion  of tourism. Additionally, the VTC Team takes pride in being a part of  Tuolumne County by volunteering talent and resources to help make a  vibrant and thriving community.

Inspiration Statement:
The  VTC Team appreciates the specialness of this place we live and is passionate about and inspired by High Sierra Adventures, Yosemite  Explorations and Gold Country Discoveries that abound throughout  Tuolumne County. 

Visit Tuolumne County
193 S Washington St
Sonora, CA 95370

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