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Columbia State Historic Park

11255 Jackson St, Columbia, CA 95310-9425
+1 209-588-9128
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Great Experience

We were very impressed how well the important history of this part of California has been captured... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jim W
Carmel, California
Great fun for both adults and kids

In the course of taking Highway 49 from Mariposa in the South to Auburn in the North, we knew to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York, NY
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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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“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 yesterday

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Columbia state park is a living look into the 1850's and the gold rush era. We were amazed by the preservation of the town, with docents dressed in period clothing. Molly, a state parks ranger led a 1 hour tour of the town (free) that...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of shops and things to look at. A real gold mining town, kept exactly the way it was. No cars allowed. Eat at the City Hotel for a perfect ending to a great afternoon.

2  Thank Retrohippie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really good day at Columbia State Historic Park for both children and adults. We were surpriced of the size and how many details and the information level at each store/building like the dentist. Good fun for children visiting the old stores, searching for gold,...More

1  Thank DKLisa
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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.
6 May 2017|
Response from indianatones | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot tell you about the stagecoach, but I can say that even if you plan to eat there the longest you would need would be 2-3 hours.