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Hotels in Lincoln near Thunder Valley Casino

Thunder Valley Casino Introduction

The Thunder Valley Casino Resort is a dual-purpose hotel and casino located 30 miles from Sacramento. It’s owned by the United Auburn Indian Community, a Native American tribe whose Miwuk and Maidu members built the property in an effort to earn money after the United States government shut down their reservation. The full-service casino includes over 3,000 video and slot machines, as well as over 100 mixed table games and a live poker space. The hotel includes 14 restaurants and bars, a lavish spa and health club, and an outdoor amphitheater that hosts regular live entertainment during the summer.

Hotels near Thunder Valley Casino

The on-site hotel is a 4-star property with modern rooms and upscale amenities. There are several 2- and 3-star hotels several miles south of the hotel, primarily located near Highway 65 and Interstate 80. The weather is pleasant year-round, with slightly lower temperatures from December through March. Room rates are slightly reduced during winter, too. Otherwise, warmer weather brings an influx of music festivals and other outdoor events to the area, and rooms may fill up fast during these periods. It’s best to book a couple of months in advance to avoid higher prices.

Where to stay near Thunder Valley Casino

Downtown Lincoln is 4 miles from the resort and has a charming, old-fashioned quality. It’s a pedestrian-friendly district whose streets are lined with independent boutiques and unique restaurants and bars. Loomis is about 12 miles away, and is considered one of the most beloved “little towns” in California. The family-friendly area is naturally beautiful, with streams and rolling hills, and has a small-town quality. Shoppers will appreciate Roseville, about 7 miles south of the resort. The neighborhood is home to several major shopping centers, which host special events throughout the year.

Things to see near Thunder Valley Casino

Approximately 6 miles north of the resort is Joiner Park, a 13-acre plot that includes a 4-acre intermittent wetland preserve, as well as multiple soccer fields and baseball diamonds. Those interested in learning more about the area’s history can visit the Lincoln Area Archives Museum (LAAM), located just over a mile from the park. It’s filled with ancient photographs, books, and artifacts that delve into Lincoln’s past. Old Sacramento Historic District is about 30 miles away. This landmark includes shops, restaurants, and museums, plus a state park. Horse-drawn carriages, and historic trains and riverboats depart from the Gold Rush-era district.

How to get to Thunder Valley Casino

The Placer County Transit system’s Lincoln Circulator provides regular transportation to and from the resort 7 days a week. Visitors arriving from Sacramento can board the Thunder Valley Sacramento shuttle, while those in San Francisco and San Jose travel via VMC Travel Express. The nearest airport, Sacramento International, offers executive vehicles directly to the hotel. Ride-sharing services and cabs are available throughout Lincoln. Several local hotels also partner with the resort and offer free, on-call shuttle service to the property that runs throughout the day. The resort is 7 miles from I-80, and provides free car-charging stations and valet parking.