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California has many state parks, most of which highlight the state's natural beauty. Columbia State Historic Park is different. The Gold Rush era town has been preserved and--unlike the Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts or even Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia--Columbia is a working, living town that...More
I always like to see a lot of different things while on vacation so when we were going to Yosemite from San Francisco I found this little gem. It’s a very neat town where we bowled, had sarsaparilla, burgers at one of the restaurants, panned...More
Could not get the real historic feeling for this place. Buildings were rebuild according the originals but inside there are lots of stores now selling touristy staff of are restaurants, cafes and so on. You can buy a stage coach ride through town or try...More
I had a walk around the old town with my friend who lives locally, when I was staying with her.
What I really loved was the atmosphere - it was like stepping back in time, with narrow little streets, old-style buildings and horses giving rides...More
Amazingly, this place is not a dumb tourist trap! The people here are really into recreating and keeping alive the spirit of the time and place and create a very high-quality experience. So I guess if you're a dumb tourist, I would say there's nothing...More
I'm so disappointed that this didn't jump out on Trip Advisor as a must-see. I went to Gold Country looking for ghost towns, haunted things, mining camps and old-timey stuff. What I found were a million antique shops and boring small boutiques, UNTIL I CAME...More
I just love this place! The authentic buildings, the museum, and the informative park rangers, it is all so rustic and fun! Great shopping at great prices! And, there is a culinary college nearby so the food is fantastic! Don't miss the pizza at the...More
If you have never panned for gold this is a fun event for the whole family... all ages get a kick out of it and they do a good job showing you what to do. Also they have a little shop with lots of unique...More
We went on a Monday and the town was pretty empty. Still, most of the stores were open and the attractions were operating. We opted to do the stagecoach ride. I am glad we did. It was very enjoyable. My family (husband and two boys,...More