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Columbia State Historic Park

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    Learn about the Gold Rush and the pioneers that helped build California. Easy walk through this free park. Check out the activities for families.

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  • Columbia State Historic ParkPro 2014
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    The park is a wonderful opportunity to step back in time. State park volunteers dress in period attire further enhancing the experience. Food, shops, activities and a lovely ice cream parlor.

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    Columbia State Historic Park is just three miles from the cottage. A perfect place to spend the day, attend on of the many events, or just pass through on your way to Murphys or Calaveras Big Trees.

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    One of the best living history experiences in California's Gold Country, this state park just off Hwy 49 preserves the dusty 19th-century streets of hotels and saloons that you can still go inside and experience. Sip a sarsaparilla, walk among the antique gravestones in the cemetery, and listen to the harmonica busker playing Johnny Cash on the wooden sidewalks.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Columbia State Historic Park

    Spend the day back in the days of the gold rush. This is a great spot to learn about California history, eat delicious food, pan for gold, make old fashion candles and bowl the old fashion way.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersLocal CultureHistory Buffs
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  • Columbia State Historic Park

    Columbia State Historic Park located in Columbia, California (Gold Country). Things to do include panning for gold, picnic on the grounds and visit one of the many buildings that were built during the 1850's California Gold Rush. You really get an opportunity to go back in time walking the downtown area as all the employees are dressed up.

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    Last summer, I worked about 45 minutes from Columbia State Historical Park, in California. High in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, due west of San Francisco, this historical re-enactment town is devoted to showing what life was like in the early 19th century. The town is a combination of small museums, interactive re-enactments, shops and restaurants. At the end of my 3-month stay in CA, I was at last able to get out to Columbia for a few hours. I wish I'd had an entire day!

    The first thing you have to do is buy a bottle of Columbia sarsaparilla. The original root beer, this delicious trademark is even exported from the park. It's even better on a hot August day. Because I was short on time, I didn’t have a chance to try my hand at candle-making or gold panning or at the blacksmith or ride the stagecoach. I stopped in the candy shop—you have to try the caramels!—and refreshed my sarsaparilla in the hotel dining room, where I picked up lunch. I decided to get my chicken to go, and ate by the wonderful stone formations left from the old mines. I bought a few postcards at the general store and got a case of sarsaparilla at saloon to take with me. I hope I can make time for a longer visit next summer!

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Fun all year round. I especially like the Christmas Horse Parade in early December!

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    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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