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Columbia State Historic Park

11255 Jackson St, Columbia, CA 95310-9425
+1 209-588-9128
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Amazing Well Worth the Visit

What an amazing place absolutely loved it. From the stagecoach ride to the authentic made sweets a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
A real gem in the California Gold Country. Fun for all and No Traffic!

On a slow day, you can walk through the empty tree lined street and explore like a kid, candy... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Columbia, California
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“stagecoach ride” (56 reviews)
“gold panning” (68 reviews)
“pan for gold” (46 reviews)
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11255 Jackson St, Columbia, CA 95310-9425
+1 209-588-9128
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing place absolutely loved it. From the stagecoach ride to the authentic made sweets a great day out. Free entry to this amazing step back in time place where the people wear traditional clothes and are extremely friendly enthusiastic and happy. A living...More

Thank CarolineD0863
Reviewed 7 September 2017

On a slow day, you can walk through the empty tree lined street and explore like a kid, candy shops, through the museums, shops. rocks, On a busy day or night there are special events and live music. The only traffic is a slow moving...More

Thank travelinman_CA
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fun shops, working blacksmith, horse-drawn carriage rides, and lots of other things to learn, see, and do. This is worth at least a half-day.

Thank Earthknight
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We were very impressed how well the important history of this part of California has been captured, restored and preserved in this State Park. Staff was very helpful with information and directions to attractions. Fun experience for sure.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

In the course of taking Highway 49 from Mariposa in the South to Auburn in the North, we knew to devote some time with our grandsons (ages 9.5 and almost 7) to the State Park that is Columbia CA --- well worth the time and...More

Thank Trup
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a charming attraction for visitors of all ages. The 20-minute video by a "ranger" in the Museum is informative and a good place to start the visit. The volunteers are helpful and welcoming. The restored town gives children--and adults--a good sense of life...More

1  Thank Emilio43
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This place is amazing. Lots of history and old time charm. They have tours and demonstrations. There are shops and restaurants and lots of things to see. They even have 2 hotels that you can stay at. This would be an amazing place for a...More

Thank Carrie Ruth J
Reviewed 10 August 2017

So great that the State Parks have maintained this piece of history. We took our kids here in the '80's (they loved it) and now had the privilege of visiting it again with our grandkids (they loved it). Great fun panning for gold, riding the...More

Thank gtr1104
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After waiting over an hour from the time we ordered until we got our food, the food arrived and it was awful. The chicken strips were tiny little tidbits, cold inside, and not at all crispy on the outside. The Caesar salad was built from...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We called in here in our way to San Francisco prior to dropping out our RV off. We stayed at 49er RV park nearby. Great place to spend an afternoon! Nice and chilled!

Thank stevejcompton
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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
29 July 2017|
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Response from daisyduke2891 | Reviewed this property |
It's only 3 miles to Sonora, there are several hotels there
24 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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