Walking Tour - Auburn, nestled in the friendly Sierra Foothills, is indeed a special place. Steeped in a historical heritage dating back to the Gold Rush days. Drawn by Auburn’s agriculture and its political and cultural life, people have since come here from all parts of the country. Tourists find Auburn appealing and attractive, visiting its historic Old Town and Downtown, bustling shopping areas, expansive parks, and serene recreation areas – all watched over by our majestic Placer County Courthouse. You will soon discover that Auburn is a special place.