Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia

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Columbia State Historic Park, also known as Columbia Historic District, is a state park unit and National Historic Landmark District preserving historic downtown Columbia, California, United States. It includes almost 30 buildings built during the California Gold Rush, most of which remain today. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
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  • Columbia State Historic Park Columbia The Fallon Hotel, Fallon Theater, an historic town, and a great pizza 845556829 1) I stayed at the Fallon Hotel. The room was tiny, but I don't really book a....  more
    Columbia State Historic Park Columbia The Fallon Hotel, Fallon Theater, an historic town, and a great pizza 845556829 1) I stayed at the Fallon Hotel. The room was tiny, but I don't really book a....  more »
  • I stopped here twice with my wife on a recent trip (April 2022). We stopped on a Thursday Morning and on a Saturday Afternoon in the same week. I had been here once or twice many years ago... 
    I stopped here twice with my wife on a recent trip (April 2022). We stopped on a Thursday Morning and on a Saturday Afternoon in the same week. I had been here once or twice many years ago...  more »
  • We have been here a number of times. Sometimes when an activity is going on and when it is quite and no extra activities are going on. We enjoyed both visits. But if you are going with children... 
    We have been here a number of times. Sometimes when an activity is going on and when it is quite and no extra activities are going on. We enjoyed both visits. But if you are going with children...  more »
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  • My grandson liked panning for gold and gems. The old fashioned candy shop is always a hit. I didn't care for the old fashioned soda flavor I tasted, but it was still fun to try some. The vintage stores, blacksmith shop, antique carriages and so forth are fun to see. There is also a horse pulled carriage, a museum, and an old fashioned photo place to enjoy. If you live far away, there is also a hotel. It is a great day trip.
  • Great for family day. Free parking and no entrance fee. Take a stagecoach ride and have one of the kids ride shotgun up front w the driver. Check out the free museum and video history (in the back of the museum). Kids can climb the rock formation and enjoy an ice cream cone (adults too!). Learn about the importance of water and influence of fire in the Gold Rush Age..
  • Such a cute place! Definitely family-friendly. Kids can dig for gold when you enter and learn history when they explore. People dress in old fashioned clothing (employees) which makes it more fun. I had a great cup of coffee at one of the places, a raspberry white chocolate mocha, and it was delicious! I don’t remember the name of the shop unfortunately. I’d go back! :)
  • Have been coming here since I was a kid. Never disappointed, even when there is not a event, there is always something to see,do,eat, and enjoy! The various events held through out the year are always a good time. Of course Nelson's Candy is The place for sweets, especially during December. Warm,fresh, handmade peppermints and candy canes are not to be missed! There is so much to explore and enjoy here...just go.
  • Columbia state historic park is a great place to enjoy and learn about the life and times of the gold rush. It's amazing how much gold was found here. And how much of an impact this town had on how fire departments begin in the state of California. I would recommend taking the tour of the graveyard. As it gives a brief history on some of the folks buried there.

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