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Shasta State Historic Park

Redding, CA
530-243-8194
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Redding
Type: State Parks, Ghost Towns
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... more » 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. « less
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Calif
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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209 reviews 209 reviews
81 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Miami, Fl.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Aside from the museum, not a lot left to see. Some of the walls are still standing but not much else. Most of the history of Shasta is seen at the museum. Good for about an hour.

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Redding, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a two hour or less tour, self guided, But worth a stop, If your into the olde WEST. Neat info on this our town before Redding was the city., just up the road towards Whiskey town lake, which is a great place to visit also and take a swim, boat or fish.

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Paradise, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went to Redding for a weekend. Short drive from their up 299 for about 15 minutes you come to the old town of Old Shasta, built in the 1800's. A little further 5 minutes is the beautiful Whiskytown Lake, a fun place to cool down. Back at the old town, old buildings to take pictures of & the museum to... More

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Redding, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an old mining town with a bakery, remnants of a butcher shop, and old store with lots of historic items, a nice park, and a state museum. The Shasta County Historical Society held a fundraiser to keep it open to the public.

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