The museum’s mission is to authentically portray the people and
lifestyle of Mariposa County from the Native American and Spanish periods to the California Gold Rush and through the early 1900s. Original documents and artifacts, gold displays, artwork, photos, and Native American baskets, implements, and beadwork are just a few items to enjoy when you visit the museum.
A visit to the California State Mining and Mineral Museum offers you the chance to explore the variety of California’s mineral wealth, view breathtaking gems and minerals from around the world, and to experience a bit of California’s exciting mining history.
Often referred to as the Coulterville Museum, they offer visitors a glimpse of the life and times of early California, from the early 1800’s through the boom days of the 1849 gold rush and the post gold rush ear of the late 1800’s and early 20th century.
Visit their website to learn about the Mariposa Storytelling Festival, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, and Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, a unique blend of music performed by regional artists.
The Merced river tumbles and twists out of Yosemite Valley, gradually mellowing into a raftable whitewater river just 4 miles below the town of El Portal. It is here that our trips begin. Offering abundant whitewater confined by a narrow corridor, this river is a must for the whitewater enthusiast. Indeed, the Merced river offers one of the best whitewater rafting paddle-boat trips in California.
Zipline tours offers a six-line guide led tour that lasts approximately 1 ½- 2 hours. It is family friendly fun suitable for all ages. They also have an aerial adventure course and gold panning. Located one mile from Mariposa off of Highway 140.