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Chinese Temple

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Nice slice of history

Seems in the middle of nothing, but there’s a lot of history in the few blocks, including a tool... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
via mobile
A spiritual experience

If you enjoy history you will enjoy this place very much the articles and grounds are very well... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Citrus Heights, California
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1500 Broderick St, Oroville, CA 95965-4871
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Seems in the middle of nothing, but there’s a lot of history in the few blocks, including a tool museum a couple of blocks down. Fantastic preservation of the temple with a very friendly proprietor that gives you and stories and information, but let’s you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you enjoy history you will enjoy this place very much the articles and grounds are very well kept the lady that greet you is very knowledge and kind I was there for over 3 hours and left the place in a very good peace...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Great historical museum in the heart of Oroville run by the city snd staffed with a very knowledgeable lady. Many rooms of chapels Gorgeous tapestries. Wow. Clothes from the period both white and Chinese Only $3. Bargain Pictures only tell part of the story.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 540davet
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Rich Oroville history Lots of Chinese costumes and artifacts Not many know how many Chinese there used to be in Oroville

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David T
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Great Family place to visit wonderful place to take someone visiting Oroville it tells about Oroville history. And the Chinese in building Oroville.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 897barbaran
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Very interesting buildings and artifacts. We went when they were having an open house with with tea and cookies. There are volunteers to help you. A lot of history about the early days in Oroville.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Sharalen L
Reviewed October 22, 2017

The Chinese have been in Oroville since the early 1900's and helped build it during the gold rush. The temple is a tribute to them and is a must see if you are ever in our town. The Chinese culture is very important

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Our family visited during Feather Fiesta Days in May. They had live performances that were colorful and well corroborated. Well worth the small admission of $5. There was a lot of history here and my children learned while having fun.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank lanedianna
Reviewed June 21, 2017

It is great to see the contributions that the Chinese Culture has brought to this small gold rush town. Original artifacts that can only be seen here are often lent out to other exhibits around the country. It is amazing to see how the Chinese...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Nanrip2013
Reviewed November 22, 2016

While not knowing anything about Chinese culture learned a lot about how they helped Oroville grow and what it was like for them and the people of Oroville in this period of time... Very informative docents....

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Daniel S
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
The temple is open from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily except for holidays. There is a $3 fee for adults and kids under 12 are free. It is open seven days a week except for Dec. 14- 31 when it is closed.