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About Us

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. Sorry, we are temporarily closed Saturday and Sunday.

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

37th Annual InFocus Photography Competition, Exhibition & Sale
Mother Lode Art Association Annual Fine Art Show & Exhibit
Railtown 1897 State Park Excursion Train Rides
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Little Shop of Horrors
Spring Festival at Indigeny Reserve
Traveling Exhibition - Telling Stories of Mexican California Real Life and Myth Making
Tuolumne County Art Week
Columbia Kicks Big Band
Annual Home & Garden Show
Downtown Sonora Sidewalk Sale
Old Mill Run
Who Let the Dogs Out Parade
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Pine Mountain Lake Charity Golf Tournament
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents The Drowsy Chaperone
2nd Saturday Art Night
2nd Saturday Street Market
Mother Lode Round-Up Parade & Rodeo
Columbia Diggins Tent Town 1852
Habitat For Humanity Speakeasy Soiree
Opera & Broadway at Sonora Opera Hall
Rods To Rails Car Show
Sonora Certified Farmers Market
Car Show and Memorial Day BBQ
Concerts in the Pines
Twain Harte Outhouse Races
2nd Saturday After 8 Summer Concert Series
Groveland Grind Mountain Bike Race
55th Annual Father's Day Fly-In at Columbia Airport
National Parks Fee-Free Day
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Route 66
Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee
Fireworks on the Water
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Taylor Rodriguez As Elvis - The Ultimate Tribute
California Enduro Series
Kennedy Meadows Music Festival
Sierra Bigfoot Music Festival
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Hair
Annual Me-Wuk Indian Acorn Festival
49er Festival, Parade and Chili/Salsa Cook-off
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Into The Woods
Veterans Day Remembrance at Columbia State Historic Park
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Sonora Christmas Artisan Fair
Sierra Repertory Theater Presents Americana Christmas
Victorian Easter Celebration in Columbia
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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

800-446-1333
209-533-4420
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