Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Weaverville

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

The walls here actually talk – they’re papered inside with 150-year-old donation ledgers from the once-thriving Chinese community, the immigrants who built Northern California’s infrastructure, a rich culture that h…
Top Choice Bridge in Redding

Sundial Bridge

Resembling a beached cruise ship, the shimmering-white 2004 Sundial Bridge spans the river and is one of Redding’s marquee attractions, providing an excellent photo op. The glass-deck pedestrian overpass connects th…
Mountain in Mt Shasta

Mt Shasta

You'll come across views of Mt Shasta either peaking over a ridge or completely dominating the landscape, from the Oregon border and even into the east toward Tule Lake. It's part of the Cascade Range that extends i…
State Park in Mt Shasta Region

Castle Crags State Park

The stars of this glorious state park alongside Castle Crags Wilderness Area are its soaring spires of ancient granite formed some 225 million years ago, with elevations ranging from 2000ft along the Sacramento Rive…
National Park in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument

Perched on a shield volcano, Lava Beds National Monument is a truly remarkable 72-sq-mile landscape of geological features – lava flows, craters, cinder cones, spatter cones and amazing lava tubes. Nearly 750 caves …
State Park in Mt Shasta Region

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Fed by a spring, the splashing 129ft-tall waterfalls flow at the same temperature, 42°F (6°C), year-round. Rangers are quick to point out that it might not be California’s highest waterfall, but it may be the most b…
Historic Site in Redding

Shasta State Historic Park

On Hwy 299, 6 miles west of Redding, this state historic park preserves the ruins of an 1850s Gold Rush mining town called Shasta – not to be confused with Mt Shasta City. When the Gold Rush was at its heady height,…
Dam in Shasta Lake

Shasta Dam

On scale with the enormous natural features of the area, this colossal, 15-million-ton concrete dam is second only in size to Grand Coolie Dam in Washington state and second in height only to Hoover Dam in Nevada. T…
Museum in Redding

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Situated on 300 meandering acres, this is an artistic, cultural and scientific center for visitors of all ages, with an emphasis on the Sacramento River watershed. The complex houses art and natural-science museums,…
Cave in Shasta Lake

Lake Shasta Caverns

High in the limestone megaliths at the north end of the lake hide these impressive caves. Tours through the many chambers dripping with massive formations operate daily and include a boat ride across Lake Shasta. Br…