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The main things to do in Jamestown are walking along the historic streets, hanging out on the wooden benches and downtown park, and visiting Railtown 1897 [http://www.railtown1897.com] and riding (summer weekends only and a few special occasions)on a steam train. Railtown 1897 consists of the original depot, headquarters, and roundhouse
of the Sierra Railway, built in 1897 to carry passengers, ore from mines, and logs by steam railroads. It offers tours of the roundhouse during which you can climb aboard some of the historic rail cars and locomotives. There is also an audio history walking tour available.
Jamestown has many antique and gift shops.
* '''La Petite Maison
* '''American Coin-Age & Sports Cards''' 18205 Main Street, ''+1 209'', 984-3237
* '''Barendregt Grocery''' 18195 Main Street, ''+1 209'', 984-5621
Jamestown has a wide variety of restaurants and other eating places. There are formal restaurants, including those contained in historic hotels, and two ice cream and sandwich shops.
* '''Here's The Scoop/Locals Make Good''' 18242 Main Street, ''+1 209'', 984-4583
Jamestown itself has two main kinds of lodging: historic hotels and bed and breakfasts. There are also two motels and an RV park about two miles east of downtown, on Highway 108. There is also lodging available in nearby [[Sonora]], about three miles east of Jamestown.
* '''Jamestown Hotel''' 18153 Main Street, ''+1 209'', 984-3904, [http://www.jamestownhotel.com]
Visitors can continue into [[Tuolumne County]] and visit other historic towns, including [[Sonora]], in its day the central city of the Southern Mines of the Gold Rush era, and [[Columbia (California)|Columbia]], a few miles north of Sonora, which has been restored to the 1850s as part of becoming a state historic park.
Visitors can also travel southeast to [[Yosemite National Park]], or continue east on Highway 108 to the high country areas of [[Mi-Wuk Village]], [[Pinecrest]], and, except in winter, Kennedy Meadows and Sonora Pass.