Gold Nugget Museum

Phone: 530.872-8722
Fax: 530.872.1050
502 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA

Welcome to the museum

Welcome to the Gold Nugget Museum

The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated in 1973. Our mission is to preserve and protect The Ridge heritage through our collection and artifacts and with community education programs. More...

Contact Information

Street Address

502 Pearson Road,
Paradise, CA 95967

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(530) 872-8722



Gold Nugget Museum, Noon-4:00 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday

Paradise Depot Museum, Noon-4:00 p.m., Weekends and Holidays


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Doggone Doggie Contest

Man's best friends strut their stuff on the museum's grounds, Sunday, April 24 at 10 a.m. There is an entry fee of $5 for each category--best dressed, best trick, best in show, and most unique.

Posted on March 15, 2016, at 1:02 pm

Children's Costume Contest

Children dress up in 1850s era clothing reflecting the Gold Nugget Days theme, "Trails of Gold." Grand prize winner gets a photo with the Queen. Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. on the Gold Nugget Museum grounds.

Posted on March 15, 2016, at 12:58 pm

When the Coyot' Calls

The all new, all original western musical is set on the western plains of the great Southwest. The show has it all--talented actors, a fantastic musical score, cowboy poetry, banter, and, of course, the mysterious coyote. Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10. 


Posted on March 15, 2016, at 12:55 pm

Gold Nugget Days Parade

There are floats, bands, horses, dogs, youngsters and oldsters, all competing for ribbons, trophies, and the sweepstake prize of $200. Saturday, April 23 at noon on the Skyway.

Posted on March 15, 2016, at 12:50 pm

Donkey Derby

Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. drovers and donkeys recreate the original trek delivering the Dogtown nugget to what is now Old Magalia, with each donkey carrying a sack weighing 54 pounds.

Posted on March 15, 2016, at 12:45 pm