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Shasta State Historic Park

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Address: 15312 Hwy 299, Redding, CA 96087
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+1 530-243-8194
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This historic park houses the remains of Shasta City, alive and bustling in...

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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Mining History

I haven't been here in 20 years. Great memory from a child. Great history. Very inexpensive. Some children may find in boring.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bend, Oregon
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I haven't been here in 20 years. Great memory from a child. Great history. Very inexpensive. Some children may find in boring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another one of those hidden gems. Its a wonderful spot to check out and do a self guided tour. There is a little museum and several wayside exhibits to wander through. Its also a great place to take photos of exposed brick ruins. On the way to Whiskeytown, its a great place for a picnic or to take... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Kids always love the jail. Wonderfully displayed courthouse, jail, and great gallery of art. There are lots of old time firearms and something for everyone. A Shasta county treasure

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Redding, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I drive by this place all the time and decided to stop and check it out. Wow, there is a lot to see. You can spend quite a bit of time going thru all the exhibits. The rangers are very nice and helpful. There is also an excellent sandwich shop called "Shorty's" on the east end of town. Lot of... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Old Shasta is abundant with history. Great stop on the way to Whiskeytown lake or the coast! The park and museum has lots to share on the history of Old Shasta, including gold mining in the area, the historic buildings to wander through, etc. Great spot!

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love that this place is available to see how things were. From the jail cell to viewing the hair wreath you are reminded how people made due!

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Thank theresa c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife has been fascinated with the Gold Rush historical period, and we decided to stop by Redding to visit this place. It did not disappoint. Very nice historical museum that includes the original courtroom and jail (with our kids being totally scared with a surprise in the jail house!) Very helpful volunteers at the village stores and blacksmith. We... More 

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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I went with my boyfriend to this charming historic town which is a very short distance from Redding and loved the wild west feel. The court house has a wonderful little unique museum with exhibits that are historically accurate and well worth the trip, You also can go downstairs to the jail and get a feel of what it would... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This old gold mine town is so well documented, restored, and will be here for years and years to come. I was lost in the history... walking on a board walk by the Masonic Lodge, Bank, hotel where gun slingers used to wonder. It is a must see while near Redding, CA.

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a tiny jewel in California gold-rush era history. A terrific art collection, old courtroom and a creepy (in a good way) jail and ghost in the basement. The State Park buildings and walkway have been upgraded in the past few years. There's not much else in the town of Old Shasta other than residents (a little grocery store... More 

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