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Every destination has its icons, and these are ours! But there’s also a lot to see and do beyond this list of ‘musts’. Whether it’s a secluded trail or an unforgettable meal, Redding has more to offer its visitors than just a giant sundial… what will you find on your visit?

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Cascade Theatre
When the Cascade Theatre threw open its doors in 1935, it was proclaimed as the finest cinema house in northern California, featuring “an interior rich in beauty and fitted with all the latest discoveries of science designed to offer the most comfort and the greatest pleasure to theater goers.” It was a fine example of Art Deco, the place to see and be seen, and could seat 20% of Redding’s population. It offered an escape from daily life during the… More Information
1721 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-8877
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Castle Crags State Park
Castle Crags State Park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags and offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and a view of Mount Shasta. The park features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness, part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park. Whether you need breathtaking views or just a pleasant walk in nature, Castle Crags has something for… More Information
Castle Crags Road
Castella, CA 96017
(530) 235-2684
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Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark
A trip to Shasta Caverns is ‘Three Adventures in One!’ Enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, a fun bus ride to the cave entrance, and an information-filled tour of what some geologists consider one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the USA! More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road
Lakehead, CA 96051
(530) 238-2341
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
Beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park sits less than an hour's drive from Redding, and boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone, but with just a small fraction of the visitors. Lassen offers three of the four different types of geothermal features, including steam vents, mud pots, and hot springs; all four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite); and all types of naturally occurring lakes! Near Lassen Peak,… More Information
Hwy 36E
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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McArthur-Burney Falls State Memorial Park
The centerpiece of this popular state park is 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Hailed as The Eigth Wonder of the World by Teddy Roosevelt, Burney Falls is fed by underground springs and flows at 100 million gallons every day. The falls can easily be enjoyed from the top at the lookout point. But for a more refreshing experience, take the trail to the pool at the… More Information
Hwy 89
Burney, CA 96013
(530) 335-2777
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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 Dam
Shasta Dam is a curved gravity dam across the Sacramento River at Lake Shasta and provides beautiful views of the lake and Mt. Shasta. The dam generates hydroelectric power and forms the largest reservoir in California. It served an important role in World War II providing electricity to California factories, and still plays a vital part in the management of state water resources today. There are free, guided tours of the Shasta Dam year round, each taking two to three… More Information
16349 Shasta Dam Blvd
Shasta Lake, CA 96019
(530) 275-4463
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Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake--keystone of the Central Valley Water Project--is the largest manmade reservoir in California, offering over 360 miles of shoreline when full. The rugged country, varied shoreline, and sheer size of Shasta Lake tend to break the lake into different areas, each with its own opportunities, moods, and settings. As you drive the interstate to and from Redding you'll see what appear to be several lakes, but Shasta Lake is actually a series of fingers that connect at big, deep… More Information
14225 Holiday Road
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 275-1589
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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 and, spans 710 feet across the Sacramento River, and is the world’s largest working sundial. As an environmentally conscious structure, Sundial Bridge was intentionally constructed without river footings to leave the salmon-spawning habitat below undisturbed. While world-renowned and environmentally sensative, Sundial Bridge also inspires onlookers with it's bird in flight design, symbolizing overcoming adversity. Since it's grand… 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 an underground aquarium, Native American history and exhibits, interactive experiments, and rotating art exhibits; 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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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This place has more than just a great name! Eight miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of plant and animal life, and year-round beauty. The park features Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally mountain (6,209 ft.), and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Lake-based recreation is popular… More Information
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
(530) 246-1225
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