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Shasta State Historic Park

Redding, CA
530-243-8194
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Ranked #7 of 18 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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Redding, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 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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Redding, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very, very interesting place to go. It burned down and they re-built it and it burned down again. It was the county of Shasta seat until it burned down again, even when the built it of bricks. A must see in Shasta County.

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Redding, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The general Park is nice to visit with its old gold rush buildings and some working exhibits depending on the day you are there. The real GEM of this park is its early California art exhibit, however. The holdings are extensive (well over 300 pieces with only about 1/3rd on display on a rotating basis) and includes some of the... More

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Redding, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Considering its size, the town of Shasta holds an important place in the history of Shasta County. It was the initial County Seat and was the hub for many of the trails and roads that led into the mining sites further into the mountains in the 1800's. Several buildings from that era are still standing and it's a great place... More

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Redding, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a must see for the history buff. It is very rich with history of Shasta County, and Northern California. It brings to life the gold rush days, the taming of a rural area, and the growth of a nation. The partial buildings from the days of old, give a visual picture of what the early town actually looked... More

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Willows, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

There is more to it than just the ruins that you can see from the side of the road. If you take the time and walk around, there is plenty to see and learn. There is a museum, and at certain times there are living history demonstrations. We went to the cemetery nearby and saw the old headstones. It's a... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
110 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

What is great about driving vacations is when you stumble across something you didn't know existed. The brick ruins from the old gold rush days was fantastic. You can walk around all the old buildings, including an old barn and everything is labeled well so you know what use to be housed in various areas. There is also a cute... More

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Redding Calif
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

this is a quaint history of the county and our great american heratage. Theres a area for picknicking. you are also just a few short miles from whiskeytown lake. theres a area for

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