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Things to do in Pioneer

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Black Chasm Cavern is a cave nestled in the hamlet of Volcano, located in Amador County.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This golf course is in Pioneer right up Hwy 88 and Mace Meadows Drive. They have a restaurant and a bar too. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Silver lake is a beautiful mountain lake. With lots of hiking trails, camping, swimming, boating etc. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Good breakfast to start your day. Open until 3:00 most days, evenings Friday & Saturday in summer months.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful daffodils in the spring. Free entrance, donations and volunteer based. Look it up on Google, it's a major attraction in the area. Great place to do spring photo shoots with the family!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Campground
“Food is good, cocktails, horseshoes, hiking, boating, outside dining, maps, store.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Smaller store, great for the items you need in a pinch and close to your vacation rental. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Closest reservoir for some great fishing, Hiking, and Boating. The cafe serves their famous wagon wheel size pancakes for breakfast.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Laura and her employees will make you feel welcome and always have a clean restaurant. Menu includes Pizza, calzones, salad bar, sandwiches, hamburgers, milkshakes and beer. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Pool tables, darts, libations and live music. It's our lil 'Cheers' bar in the wilderness.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Yoga, Zumba, and Senior exercise classes. After-school youth program, free community dinner Tuesdays and Thursdays using the harvest from the community garden. Meeting place for many organizations. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Sledding! There are 3 "sno parks" along Highway 4. Sno-Parks are designated parking areas, maintained by the State Forest Service, for winter recreation and sledding. You can get your day passes at SNAC or Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods in Arnold for $5. One pass is good for all Sno-Parks. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's a nice clean family friendly restaurant. The burgers are the best. The Grizzly Pub and Grub serves beer and wine for the adults. Friday Night, is Open Mic Night and starts at 7 pm. The Pub is located 4 miles from Villa Lanza.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Laura and her employees will make you feel welcome and always have a clean restaurant. Menu includes Pizza, calzones, salad bar, sandwiches, hamburgers, milkshakes and beer. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great place to stop on the way back to the Ranch on the way from a ski trip at Kirkwood. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Bar
“Bistro, nice little bar with simple tasty food choices. Karaoke some nights”
  • 1 local recommends

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