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Micro Itinerary: Romantic Stroll Through Columbia State Historic Park

By | 02/10/2021 | Exploring Tuolumne County, Gold Panning, Sights

There is always time for romance, even if you can only getaway for an hour, we have planned a delightful afternoon at Columbia State Historic Park for you and your sweetheart.

Step back in time and start your afternoon panning for gold at Matelot Gulch Mining. Who knows, you might strike it big or find a precious gem for the jewel of your life.


Next, head down Main Street and stop in Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen. They have seasonal handmade sweet treats that will bring you back to your childhood. In time for Valentine’s Day, Nelson’s has sour smoochie lips and all the gourmet chocolate you could ever ask for!


#SelfieStop: The Wilson-McConnell House is not camera shy! You may recognize it from classic Westerns like "High Noon." It makes for a quintessential Columbia backdrop.

As you continue to stroll sipping on sarsaparilla, swing through Parrott’s Blacksmith. Their heart-shaped horseshoes are a perfect souvenir to take home to remember your trip to Columbia State Historic Park.


There you have a romantic afternoon well spent! Continue your adventure by grabbing a pizza from St. Charles Saloon or goodies to take home from the Columbia Mercantile 1855. See more places to explore in Columbia here

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