The old business section of Columbia has been designated as the Columbia State Historic Park. Visitors can visit shops where shopkeepers are dressed in period clothing, ride a 100-year-old stagecoach or pan for gold.
Three miles north of Sonora, off Highway 49.
Visitor services: 22708 Broadway, Columbia, CA 95310
Most shops stay open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with restaurants, hotels and bars staying open later.
Columbia State Historic Park