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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bidwell Mansion

Bidwell Mansion
525 Esplanade, Chico, CA
(530) 895-6144
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Chico
Type: Historic Sites
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Barnes
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Mansion is o.k. Lady who gave tour was very good. Its not anything like the Biltmore Estate , but for six dollars its a good history lesson.

Visited November 2012
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Quincy, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The Bidwell Mansion was well worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This Mansion was an enjoyable day trip for my husband & myself. The property was mell maintained, the furnishings were interesting, and the guides were very helpful.

Visited September 2012
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Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“General Bidwells historic home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Lots of great history about General Bidwell who was instrumental in agricultural deveopment in California, knowledgeable docent, home in perfect condition.

Visited October 2012
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Cottonwood
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A part of Butte County's history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Do take a tour of this Mansion. You'll hear the story of the Bidwells and how the Mansion came to be. A lot of interesting facts about the live stills.

Visited November 2011
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San Francisco, California
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“This is Where Chico Got Its Start”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Go and see. Well kept and good tour of the early history of Chico. The tour personnel that sells the tickets could be a bit warmer and more hospitable. We would of liked to know about the movie that has to be requested for them to start. Since we had a half hour wait for the tour (which is given on the hour) the staff could of told us about it.

Visited October 2012
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