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Redding is famous for its outdoor recreation, but we're just as active when the sun goes down! Take your pick of Redding's music and film festivals, museums and art galleries, historical sites, tours, classes, and more. Redding is the urban hub of far northern California, and home to the historic Cascade Theatre: a historic landmark and beautifully-restored Art Deco performing arts venue that hosts circuses, humorists, chart-toppers, and everything in between. If you like to live in the past, or just visit it, the Shasta Historical Society has fascinating material in its downtown Redding location, and is a great resource for exploring historical sites around Redding and its outskirts. Stop by the Shasta County Arts Council to browse the latest art exhibits and sign up for a class to make your own masterpieces. Whether you come to Redding for the paddling, or to sit front row at the big event, be sure to make plenty of room for Redding arts and culture on your itinerary! 


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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (historical)
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was built in 1894 at 1090 California St. in Redding and used by the black community until 1946. Then the church was sold to the Foursquare Gospel Church. The building still stands at the corner of California and Trinity streets, and may be the only existing 19th-century A.M.E. church structure in the state. More Information
1090 California Street
Redding, CA 96001

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Art Exhibit and Sculpture Park at City Hall
The walls on all three floors of Redding's City Hall are lined with spectacular artwork featured by local artists in an art exhibit that rotates quarterly. Outside, the beautifully landscaped grounds are home to both permanent and touring works of stone, metal, and Mosaiculture art pieces. More Information
777 Cypress Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-4002
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Bank of Shasta County (historical)
Built in 1901/02, this brick Beaux Art building was designed by Henry H. Meyers and consturcted by the Holt and Gregg Company. Redding's second oldest commercial brick building, it is now part of the Downtown Promanade. More Information
1459 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001

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Behrens-Eaton House Museum
The Behrens-Eaton House, a Victorian style turn of the century home, is located at 1520 West Street, Redding, California. It was built by John Scott in 1895 and purchased by Charles Behrens, Sheriff of Shasta County and grandfather of Judge Richard Behrens Eaton, in 1898. The Behrens-Eaton family lived in the home from that date untill Judge Eaton's death in 2003. The Judge left a trust dictating that his home be turned into a Victorian Museum to show future generations what a… More Information
1520 West St
Redding, CA 96001
530-241-3454
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Caldwell Park
Located on the banks of the Sacramento River, Caldwell and Lake Redding Parks offer “Jump River,” a play area for children under 5 years old; Redding Skate Park, a 20,500 square foot outdoor concrete skate and BMX structure featuring 3 large bowls, 1 low rail, 1 high rail, 1 half pipe, and a vertical wall; a Recreation Center, Teen Center, and art gallery; soccer fields; horse shoe pits; fish viewing facility; and art walk. Picnic and BBQ facilities are also… More Information
58 Quartz Hill Road
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-4095
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Carter House Art Gallery
The Carter House Gallery gives North Valley Art League (NVAL) members the opportunity to display and sell their artwork throughout the year. The art in the Gallery is ever-changing, as new shows are hung approximately every month. In addition to the members' shows, there are seven months out of the year when members can arrange to have a one-person show or small group show. These shows are presented in the League's Featured Artists Gallery. The three annual juried shows, open… More Information
48 Quartz Hill Road
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-1023
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Cascade Theatre
This beautifully restored 1930s theatre is a fine example of Art Deco architecture. Listed on both the California and National Registries of Historic Places, this Downtown Redding landmark is home of the Northstate Symphony's Redding performances and provides a state-of-the-art venue for a diverse array of arts and cultural events that celebrate the human spirit. More Information
1721 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-8877
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Historic Hawes Farms
Historic Hawes Farms was established in 1863, and we are the 6th generation of Hawes still on this land! We have nearly 150 years of farming in our blood, and Historic Hawes Farms is still a real working farm — growing hay, fruits, vegetables and walnuts seasonally. We are in California — located right along the Sacramento River between Anderson and Palo Cedro, where the old Deschutes Railroad ran many years ago. More Information
21923 Dersch Road
Anderson, CA 96007
530.365.8488
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McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens portion of the McConnell Arboretum Botanical Gardens is the newest addition to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The Redding Arboretum, one of four organizations that merged to create Turtle Bay Exploration Park, along with its supporters, initially drove the development of a series of gardens. Turtle Bay inherited and embraced the plan to develop the site as seen today. Today the Gardens comprise 20 acres of mediterranean-climate display gardens, a children’s garden, a medicinal garden, and two beautiful… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, CA

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Northern California Veterans Museum & Heritage Center
Northern California Veterans Museum Heritage Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and to honor Veterans of all branches of the United States Military. Maintaining this history and tradition in ways that might not otherwise be available through appropriated funds. The Foundation's mission will include the planning and development of the new Northern California Veterans Museum. The museum will forever document and depict the story of American history as seen through the eyes of it's Veterans. More Information
3711 Meadow View Drive
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 378-2280
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O Street Gallery
Come see a wide variety of works by local artists at the O Street Gallery, located above the Oregon Street Antique Mall. More Information
1261 Oregon Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 242-1524
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Old City Hall
Truly a monument to the colorful history of Redding, Old City Hall Arts Center now serves as a central resource for the arts in Shasta County. The Shasta County Arts Council (SCAC) acts as steward of the historic Old City Hall Arts Center. The facility houses a gallery, classroom, performance hall, green room, video production studio (media room), and offices for SCAC. It is surrounded by a small city park, and employs a bricked courtyard for receptions and gatherings. The… More Information
1313 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-7320
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Redding Library
The new Redding branch opened on March 3rd, 2007 and has since been providing numerous opportunities for the citizens of Shasta County. The new building, one of the first of its kind in Shasta County, showcases such things as a rooftop garden, numerous solar panels, and thermal energy storage, as well as The Giving Tree, and several other donated pieces of art. The new building offers five study rooms, two conference rooms, and one large community meeting room, all of which… More Information
1100 Parkview Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-7250
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Sacramento River National Recreation Trail
The Sacramento River Trail, which crosses the world famous Sundial Bridge in the heart of Redding, and the Sacramento River Rail Trail, which extends north all the way to Shasta Dam and sits alongside an historic abandoned railway, have both been designated as National Recreation Trails in the National Trail System and together make up the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. The winding trail is popular with locals and visitors alike who want to take a casual stroll, a beautiful… More Information
777 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-4100
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Shasta County Arts Council
Truly a monument to the colorful history of Redding, Old City Hall Arts Center now serves as a central resource for the arts in Shasta County. The Shasta County Arts Council (SCAC) acts as steward of the historic Old City Hall Arts Center. The facility houses a gallery, gift shop, classroom, performance hall, green room, video production studio, and offices for SCAC. It is surrounded by a More Information
1313 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-7320
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Shasta Historical Society
The Shasta Historical Society was formed on January 19, 1930, by a group of people who had been collecting then-living pioneers' accounts of their lives in the Gold Rush days. These accounts were then published in the newspaper as The Trails Of 49. Collecting pioneer stories remains one of the activities of the society, but now it is a larger educational, non-profit organization. Its purposes are not only to collect, but to preserve knowledge about the ongoing history of Shasta… More Information
1449 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-3720
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Shasta State Historic Park
Six miles west of Redding, a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the Queen City of California's northern mining district, once stood on this site. These ruins and some of the nearby roads, cottages, and cemeteries are all silent but eloquent vestiges of the intense activity that was centered here during the California gold rush. Iron shutters still swing on massive, old hinges before the doors and windows of grass-filled, roofless buildings that once… More Information
Hwy 299
Shasta, CA 96087
(530) 243-8194
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Sundial Bridge
Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Sundial Bridge is an architectural marvel! The glass decked, cable-stayed cantilever suspension bridge reaches 217 feet into the sky, spans 710 feet across the Sacramento River, and forms a working sundial. As an environmentally-conscious structure, Sundial Bridge was intentionally constructed without river footings to leave the salmon-spawning habitat undisturbed. While world-renowned and environmentally sensitive, Sundial Bridge also inspires onlookers with it's bird in flight design, symbolizing overcoming adversity. Since its grand opening on July 4, 2004,… More Information
840 Sundial Bridge Pkwy
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-8850
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus along the banks of the Sacramento River with educational and entertaining activities and experiences that interpret the relationship between humans and nature. The Park tells the story of the region and its people through a museum that includes the Visible River Aquarium, Native American history and exhibits, interactive experiments, and changing exhibitions; wildlife exhibits; Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp; California's largest North American butterfly house (seasonal); an amphitheater; and, across the Sacramento River,… More Information
840 Sundial Bridge Parkway
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-8850
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Weaverville Joss House
The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history. The temple was built in 1874 as a replacement for another that had burned.

In an effort to preserve this important part of California's Chinese tradition, the temple became a… More Information
630 Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-5284
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