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Columbia State Historic Park

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

This was a nice diversion one recent afternoon. Built around an old gold mining town. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Great place to visit with family and friends

I have been to Columbia a few times and I always enjoy it. It’s a cute town with pretty stores and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cupertino, 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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to take a weekend getaway and went to Columbia. We stayed a Friday and Saturday night at the Fallon Hotel and found the accommodations excellent. We ate a dinner at the Columbia City Hotel and found the food overall excellent....More

Thank 141frederickw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent gold town with an amazing selection of buildings - some even used in "High Noon". Many of the buildings have been reconstructed and you can walk inside & imagine what life was like back in the old days. You can even ride a Wells...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This "ghost town" has only gotten better over the years. Street musicians bring life. New cafe and bakeries bring happiness to this strolling opportunity for the entire family. Imagining that you had lived or worked here is easy, and is one of the very best...More

Thank TravelPlenty5
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 7 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 20 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
Nearby Restaurants
Columbia Kate's Teahouse
98 reviews
.10 km away
City Hotel
33 reviews
.04 km away
Fallon Ice Cream Parlor
21 reviews
.20 km away
Jack Douglass Saloon
40 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions
75 reviews
.02 km away
Columbia Candy Kitchen
25 reviews
.01 km away
Columbia Booksellers & Stationers
7 reviews
.03 km away
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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.