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Shasta State Historic Park

Redding, CA
530-243-8194
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Redding
Type: Ghost Towns, State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This historic park houses the remains of Shasta City, alive and bustling in the Gold Rush days, and...
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Type: Ghost Towns, State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This historic park houses the remains of Shasta City, alive and bustling in the Gold Rush days, and now a ghost town with restored stagecoach, barn and courthouse.
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Richmond, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped here on the fourth of July for a quick look on our way to Whiskeytown. We ended up staying for 2 hours and quite enjoying it. They have done a wonderful job with the exhibits inside and leaving some semblance of ruin on the outside. Definitely worth a stop to explore the history of the area. Nice job... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

on our drive from eureka to lassen we stumbled upon Shasta historical site. It was so great to see what an old western town was like. Wished we had stopped on a day the museum was open. Check the website as it is open only certain days. whisky town lake was nearby and that was also a great find for... More 

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San Diego, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We parked at the park entrance and while I was talking to the park ranger, people in a white van pulled into the parking lot and tried to abduct my wife who was taking video. I had my back to the parking lot and fortunately another car pulled in as a man had jumped out of the van and approached... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This historic village is a wonderful place to visit. The museum is one of the best we have seen. Be sure to visit the jail in the lower level of the building AND walk within the cell area. Beware! The thrill of imagining times of old makes this visit very special.

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Calif
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

well maintained clean staffed park, no worries here, they keep the place clean and is historically accurate

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the family to see the Shasta State Historic Park. There was not a lot to see. There was about 5 restored buildings, about 10 left over brick walls from old buildings, and a small museum. There appears to be a blacksmith store open on certain Saturdays in the year, but there were not open when we stopped by.... More 

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Renton, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Known in 1849 as the “Queen City of the Northern Mines” it boomed for 40 years, many old partial buildings still remain Restored 1861 Courthouse museum is a must containing artifacts of the area and an early California art collection donated by a woman who had lived in Shasta as a child and went onto become a leading San Francisco... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wonderful information about Shasta! Historic building still standing showing a past of how the city would look like. Great place to learn a little history about Shasta City. Take so great photos of a town and a walk of the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The highlight of our visit is the museum with it's gallows and jailhouse. The picnic area outside the museum is a great place to relax in the shade of the large trees while you have a bite to eat or just a cool drink.

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Chicago
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good museum and pitiful outdoor buildings. They call this place a ghost town? I have been to lots of them. Bad advertising. But, it is on the main road from the west to Redding.

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