About the Visitors Center

In July of 2013, the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center held its Grand Opening in the historic building located at 128 East Main Street in the heart of downtown Grass Valley. Relocation to this location offers us the opportunity to be easily accessed by both the community and our visitors. We welcome you to visit us at our new location, spend some time getting to know what our community has to offer or to simply relax in Grass Valley’s Living Room. Well behaved canines on a leash are always welcome to accompany you!

Our knowledgeable staff will acquaint you with Visitor Information about Grass Valley, Nevada City and all of Nevada County; its historic sites, recreation, arts, festivals, events, entertainment, shopping, lodging, and dining. Preview the performing arts events presented by our Community Partners, Music in the Mountains, InConcert Sierra, Sierra Stages, Center for the Arts and Off Broadstreet Theater at their presentation displays in the Visitors Center.

A growing industry in Western Nevada County is viticulture, and many of the wineries have come together to form Sierra Vintners. As Partners of the Visitors Center, their interactive and informative display and videos give the viewer a comprehensive understanding of the wineries and tasting rooms.

Western Nevada County is the heart of the historic California Gold Country and we are proud to present Beautiful Nevada County produced exclusively for the chamber by Heather MacDonald of Sierra Gold Productions. Grass Valley, Nevada City, and other communities have beautifully preserved the historic flavor from the Gold Rush days and you can see a snapshot of the towns in the Grass Valley, Nevada City and Penn Valley video which includes information presented by the Nevada County Historical Society located in the Searls Library in Nevada City and showcases Firehouse # 1, The Railroad Museum and other mining museums, also created by Heather McDonald.

The Empire Mine Park Association is represented in the chamber. A video presentation of the three State Parks in Western Nevada County, Empire Mine, Malakoff Diggins and South Yuba River State Park give the viewer a visual visit of gold mines, homes of mining entrepreneurs, swimming holes and recreational trails and picnic grounds.

We are home to a vibrant arts and theater community. Visit galleries and attend delightful theater performances. Located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, hiking, biking, boating, golf, water sports, horseback riding and much more are at your doorstep. Local farmers, ranches, and vineyards provide organic and locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, wines and more! Visit one of our many Certified Growers farmer’s markets for a delicious flavor of our community.

Visitor information packages are mailed free of charge. To request a package call us at (530) 273-4667 or request by email.

If you are considering moving to our area and would like a relocation package please call and we will send you a package including real estate and community information. Relocation packages are mailed for $10.00 postage charge. You may, however, drop by our Visitor Center located at 128 East Main Street in downtown Grass Valley and pick one up for no charge. We look forward to seeing you!

Location & Hours

128 E. Main Street in downtown Grass Valley

Spring, Summer & Fall Hours: April 1st – December 22nd:
*Monday through Sunday: 11 am to 4:00 pm

Winter Hours: December 23rd through March 31st:
*Monday through Sunday: 11 am to 3 pm

Federal Holidays: 10 am to 3:00 pm.

CLOSED: New Year’s Day; Easter Sunday; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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