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Columbia State Historic Park

11255 Jackson St, Columbia, CA 95310-9425
+1 209-588-9128
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Dwelt a Miner 49er

Recently I had the opportunity to take a stroll thru Old Town Columbia CA. What a great time we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
truckerdan2016
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California
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Americana at its finest

My wife and I visited for the California Day parade, and we loved it. Americana at it’s finest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris C
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Romford
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This historic Gold Rush town was made a state park in 1945. Between the 1850s and 1870s over one-half billion dollars in gold (at today's value) was mined in the area.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“stagecoach ride” (56 reviews)
“gold panning” (69 reviews)
“pan for gold” (47 reviews)
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11255 Jackson St, Columbia, CA 95310-9425
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"stagecoach ride"
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"gold panning"
in 69 reviews
"pan for gold"
in 47 reviews
"gold rush town"
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"stage coach"
in 26 reviews
"candy store"
in 24 reviews
"blacksmith shop"
in 15 reviews
"period clothing"
in 9 reviews
"candle dipping"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 17 reviews
"the gold rush days"
in 11 reviews
"old jail"
in 7 reviews
"west town"
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"wells fargo"
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"fallon house"
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"day trip"
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"early california"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently I had the opportunity to take a stroll thru Old Town Columbia CA. What a great time we had. From the gold Rush history to the reenactment of the 1800's it's truly a great place to take young ones to see how the Gold...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited for the California Day parade, and we loved it. Americana at it’s finest, good fun and educational too. Plenty to do, great place to visit. Even as a Brit, I thoroughly appreciated the US patriotism. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your into the "old west" you will not find a better example of an entire town (main street) perfectly prseverved as if it was 1850...

Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

What great fun to wander through Columbia’s old buildings and see why it was like to live in the mid- 1800s. The park is a nice blend of historical facts and fun shops (old time candy, candle, gold panning). It is also dog friendly to...More

1  Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Small town, car free, that smells still like the old days. Nice shops, old well preserved buildings with storytelling boards how old the building is and what is was used for over time. Very informative and interesting. Some nice bars and coffee shops. Kids loved...More

Thank Ivo L
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I was not aware of this state park, despite living in the Bay Area for some time. Some friends invited us to visit them in the Central Valley, and I am glad we made it out to the State Park. A small park, the flat...More

Thank greenham01
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This state park is worth the drive! There is something to do for every age and stage. The grounds are beautiful. There is food, activities, and historic sites to see. If you really want to enjoy this state park to its fullest, plan on spending...More

1  Thank Ihavemypassportready
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

What a great find just a few minutes outside of Sonora. We were completely charmed from the moment we started walking the streets of this historic gold mining town. My first stop was the saloon. From there we visited all of the shops and historic...More

Thank WendyWoman
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This was a nice diversion one recent afternoon. Built around an old gold mining town. There are lots of exhibits and shops. Most of them interesting and entertaining and dealing with the gold mining era here in this place. Some would say it's a tourist...More

Thank stOOOge
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to Columbia a few times and I always enjoy it. It’s a cute town with pretty stores and very nice hotel with a delicious restaurant.

Thank Nicole_Gunther
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fresnophyllis
9 October 2017|
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Response from Raenette G | Reviewed this property |
Up yes they are open 7 days a week certain business close different days, you might find that info on park website
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Hawaiiluv
28 July 2017|
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Response from daisyduke2891 | Reviewed this property |
It's only 3 miles to Sonora, there are several hotels there
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J S
23 May 2017|
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Response from GRS-SJS | Reviewed this property |
I'd say one day is all you'll need. Check Trip Advisor for other attractions you might enjoy seeing. It is also a big wine area and lots of old gold towns near by.
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