Think of Redding as a destination that caters to the young and young at heart without breaking the bank. History enthusiasts can delve into the captivating Shasta State Historical Park, where ancient ruins and informative plaques transport visitors to the bygone gold rush era. Explore the Courthouse Museum restored to 1860, complete with jail, gallows, and a storytelling “ghost” that adds depth to the historical narrative. Another option free for visitors is the Shasta Dam tour that unfolds the story of its construction during WWII as part of the Central Valley water project. Shasta Lake is the largest man-made water reservoir in California.
Let us show you our Sundial Bridge, designed by the acclaimed Santiago Calatrava. Adjacent to the bridge lies the Turtle Bay Exploration Park with its museum, traveling exhibits, arboretum, and botanical garden. Animal lovers can revel in the “Walk on the Wild Side” educational animal show, showcasing native wildlife. Just a brief 15-minute drive away, the Arapaho Rose Alpaca Farm offers an up-close encounter with these endearing creatures, demonstrating the intricate process of looming their fiber for various goods. Extend your adventure to the Coleman Fish Hatchery.
For those seeking a more active sightseeing experience, pedal-assist bicycles provide an effortless journey along the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, surrounded by a lush canopy of trees. Just seven miles east, Whiskeytown Lake beckons with free ranger-led kayaking and paddleboard tours, shedding light on the lake’s creation and its vibrant animal life. Venture an hour east to Lassen Volcanic National Park for a captivating movie of its four types of volcanoes, complemented by invigorating hikes to witness volcanic activity firsthand.
Let us craft the perfect itinerary for your group. Contact us for details, including potential group sponsorship options. Go to ChooseRedding.com for more information. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to the sunny landscapes of Redding, California.
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Nearby Attractions that Influence Group Travel:
Sacramento River National Recreation Trail
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Shasta Lake Caverns
Shasta State Historic Park
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
McArthur-Burney Falls State Park
Lassen National Park
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Redding Tourism Marketing Group
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California Welcome Center
1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, California 96007
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