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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 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

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 Travel Guide.

Chester And Push Casino Night
Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort Summer Music
Fiddle & Bango Contest
Historic Car Caravan Tour of Highway 108
Misery Presented by Sierra Repertory Theatre
National Parks Fee-Free Day
Railtown 1897 State Park Excursion Train Rides
Sonora Certified Farmers Market
Yoga at The Little House in Groveland
Ashtanga Wednesdays
Jamestown Farmers Market
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents The Graduate
Sonora Inn Haunted Tour
Peaceful Valley Farmers Market
Tales of the Roundhouse at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Bike Day in the Park
Orange Shirt Day - Mother Lode - We Are Still Here
Sonora Bach Festival - Youth Concert
Annual Fall Fest at Indigeny Reserve
Community Airport Day at Pine Mountain Lake
Skeleton Starlight Evening Train Rides
Zucchini & Pumpkin Weigh-In
Biking 101 Norco Dirt Series
Harvest Fest Brunch
Movies in the Park
2nd Saturday Art Night
Coffill Park Summer Concert Series
Cover's Apple Ranch Fall Festival
Mi Wuk/Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Meet N Greet (Observing Fire Prevention Week)
Sierra - Tuolumne Kennel Club Dog Show
Columbia Ghost Tours
Sonora Bach Festival - Locals' Concert
Sonora Bach Festival - Salon Concert
Boo Boulevard - Halloween in Columbia
Sierra Cup of Blood Disc Golf Tournament
Sonora Bach Festival - Bach's Brunch
Trick Or Treat Street in Sonora
Twain Harte Trick-Or-Treat Street
Trunk or Treat & Haunted House
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Get a Headstart on Holiday Shopping
National Parks Fee-Free Day
Veterans Day Remembrance at Columbia State Historic Park
Sonora Christmas Artisan Fair
Sonora Christmas Parade
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Sh-Boom!
Victorian Christmas Feast
Miners Christmas at Columbia State Historic Park
Motherlode Acro Jam
Annual Christmas Open House at the Tuolumne County Museum
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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