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 Redding offers many ways for families and friends to have fun off the field- here are a few ideas:

If you only have 1 hour: 

Grab some gelato at Sweetspot and check "world's biggest sundial" off your list of Been There/Done That record-holders. Walking across the Sundial Bridge affords beautiful views of the Sacramento River and the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, as well as the opportunity to marvel at an engineering...well, MARVEL. The glass-bottomed bridge and its 217-foot pylon are a spectacular sight, and the nearby Turtle Bay Museum store and cafe offer gifts and refreshments. The bridge is located in the heart of Redding. 

If you have 2 hours:

Go way, way back in time at Lake Shasta Caverns, where you can experience prehistoric stones, crystals, and rock formations. You have to see it to believe it! All tours begin with a scenic catamaran ride across the lake, then a bus ride up 800 feet of the mountainside, culminating with the ultimate underground adventure! Tours are at 10am, noon, and 2pm every day. The Lake Shasta Caverns are 17 miles north of Redding, just off Interstate 5. 


Take the dam tour! Shasta Dam may not be ancient, but it's still impressive! The ninth tallest dam in the USA, it holds the largest reservoir in California and generates hydroelectric power. The free, guided tour offers all sorts of interesting facts, including information about its storied construction, which included a conveyor belt that stretched 9.5 miles long. Tours are offered 7 days/week at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. The tour takes 1 hour and visitors are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start. Shasta Dam is about 10 miles north of downtown Redding, along Interstate 5. 

If you have half a day:

We've already covered giant sundials, underground caves, and hydroelectic power, why not waterfalls? Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has four major waterfalls to choose from, the largest being 220-foot Whisketown Falls, accessible from the James K. Carr trail. A favorite among locals for escaping the summer heat, Whiskeytown Falls is beautiful year-round and the moderate trail is a great opportunity to enjoy nature while getting your exercise in. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is 8 miles west from downtown Redding, along Highway 299.

If you have a whole day:

As volcanos go, Mt. Lassen is our favorite. Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to smoking fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to mold the land. Lassen offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and to explore the undiscovered! Parts of the park are closed in the winter, but there is still plenty to see and do, including ranger-led walks in the Manzanita Lake area. Join a ranger for a one to two mile adventure exploring winter ecology and Lassen's geologic history. Visitors should meet the ranger outside the Loomis Ranger Station on the plaza at 1:00 p.m. and come prepared for a range of winter conditions. Dress in layers and carry food and drinking water. Lassen Park is about 50 miles east of Redding and has several entrances; check the official park site for seasonal road closure information. 

Even if your tournament schedule doesn't leave room for these adventures and activities, we hope you'll take advantage of Redding's many dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities listed below!

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Adventure Recreation Center
Adventure Recreation has fun, adventurous, and healthy recreational activities for people of all ages! Through the use of team building programs, AR strives to enrich the your quality of life by developing trust, leadership, and self-confidence. Choose from gymnastics, slacklining, flips and tricks, or yoga. Groups and parties can enjoy parachute games, obstacle courses, and more. Be the adventure! More Information
2250 Barney Rd
Anderson, CA 96007
530 365 2235
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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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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
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Bigfoot Rafting
Welcome to our neck of the woods. Land of one million acres of ancient fir forests, a thousand mountains, six rivers, and one Bigfoot. Bigfoot Rafting has been running North Coast rivers for several decades and is often referred to as the Big Fish of California North Coast whitewater rafting. It's no fish story, really. We conduct more guided river trips and rent more whitewater equipment than anyone. Bigfoot Rafting is the largest and most experienced river outfitter operating in the… More Information

Big Flat, CA
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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; a fish viewing facility; and an art walk. Picnic and BBQ facilities… More Information
58 Quartz Hill Road
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-4095
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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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Castle Crags State Park
The 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. There are 76 developed campsites and six environmental campsites. 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. For more information on Castle Crags visit More Information
Castle Crags Road
Castella, CA 96017
(530) 235-2684
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Country Bowl
We're your source for family fun in Redding! We're located at 2615 Bechelli Ln, just south of E. Cypress Av and west of I-5. Have your next birthday party at Country Bowl! Be sure to check out our party packages, as well as our league and tournament information. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at 530-223-1080. More Information
2615 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 223-1080
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Dunsmuir Museum
Railroad history memorabilia, an unusual 1919 Western Electric cardboard telephone switch-board, vintage clothing, office equipment, and antique fishing gear are preserved in this privately maintained museum tucked into a steep side street in the old commercial district of the canyon railroad town once know as Pusher. More Information
4101 Pine Street
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
(530) 235-0733
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Enterprise Park
Home of Kid’s Kingdom and Fantasy Fountain, Enterprise Park features a water volcano that “erupts” every 6 minutes (seasonal); a large, shaded children’s play area; picnic pavilion; outdoor roller hockey rink; soccer fields; basketball courts; and Redding’s only disc-golf course.Bring the whole family for a day of fun, or just bring the dog for a quiet stroll! More Information
4300 Victor Avenue
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 225-4095
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Farmers Market
Shasta Farmers Market provides organic vegetables, fruits, and more! Get everything you need for your picnic on the trail, including a bouquet for your beloved, honey sticks for your sweet kiddos, and a cup of coffee to get you moving. Enjoy browsing our handmade items such as clothes, bird houses, soaps and more! The weekend doesn't truly start until you've been to the farmer's market! For locations more info, visit The market runs almost year 'round! From the first… More Information
777 Cypress Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
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Fort Crook Museum
Fort Crook was established on July 1, 1857, to protect travelers on the Shasta - Yreka Road and the Lockhart Ferries. Built by Company A, 1st Dragoons under the command of Captain John W. T. Gardner, the fort consisted of 25 - 30 log buildings enclosed by a pine-pole stockade 12 feet high. It was located on the Fall River Valley about 7 miles north of the current museum grounds. Originally called Camp Hollenbush, the outpost was soon renamed in… More Information
43030 Fort Crook Museum Ave
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
(530) 336-5110
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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
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Jake Jackson Memorial Museum
The objective of the Trinity County Historical Society is to discover, collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history of Trinity County. It is an organization of volunteers and all of its activities and accomplishments are due to the interest and effort of its members. The Trinity Pioneer Association and the Society of Old Settlers, an organization consisting of pioneers who arrived in the community prior to 1860, preceded the Historical Society. The Jake Jackson Museum and the History Center are… More Information
H2y 299W/Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-5211
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Kelly Griggs House Museum

The Kelly Griggs House Museum is a classical two-story Victorian home built in the 1880s. Museum guides lead tours through rooms where Victorian-garbed mannequins grace the authentic antique furnishings of the period. Also on display are Native American artifacts, and the Pioneer Room is filled with photographs of Tehama County.

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311 Washington Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 527-1129
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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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Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise
Your adventure in northern California is only complete if you experience a Dinner Cruise on Shasta Lake! With a mouth-watering menu, gorgeous lake setting, beautiful sunsets, emerald green waters, and the company of your family and friends, this is definitely an experience you’ll want to enjoy time and time again! Shasta Lake Dinner Cruises depart twice weekly on Friday Saturday evenings at 6:00 PM, from the weekend before Memorial Day to September 31st (weather permitting)! For private group reservations (ie - organizations,… More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road
Lakehead, CA

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Lassen Volcanic National Park
Less than an hour's drive from Redding sits beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone with just a small fraction of the visitors. Lassen features 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! … More Information
Hwy 36E
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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Lava Beds National Monument
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you! More Information
1 Indian Well Headquarters
Tulelake, CA 96134
(530) 667-8100
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Living Waters Recreation
California whitewater rafting trips are great fun for families, youth groups, school trips, adventure seekers, or nature lovers. Living Waters Recreation offers whitewater rafting trips in California from a half day to four days. Our prices include all meals! Find out more about how to book your own California whitewater rafting adventure by using the map below. Living Waters Recreation, based in Mt. Shasta, Calif., offers professionally guided whitewater rafting trips, in season, on the lower, middle, and upper sections of the… More Information
706 Carmen Dr
Mt. Shasta, CA
(530) 926-5446
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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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McCloud Historic Center
Housed in a turn-of-the-century building complete with exterior stairway to the second floor, exhibits focus on the early days of this McCloud River Lumber Mill town and the railroad that was its lifeblood. Displays include early fire-fighting equipment, period costumes, and a Corliss steam engine from the 1903 log mill. Visitors can schedule a tour in winter by appointment (530) 964-2626. More Information
320 Main Street
McCloud, CA 96057
(530) 964-2604
McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens of the McConnell Arboretum are the newest addition to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Flat trails wind through 20 acres of mediterranean-climate display gardens, a children’s garden, a medicinal garden, and two beautiful and unique water features. The Arboretum extends over 200 acres with direct links to the award-winning Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. The Gardens carry Turtle Bay’s sustainability message to another level and express a very positive ethic about a harmonious fit between natural systems and human… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, CA

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Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park
At 14,161 feet, snow-capped Mt. Shasta dominates the northern skies as you journey through the region. It is the second highest peak in the Cascade mountain range and the fifth highest mountain in California. Mt. Shasta is an active volcano--the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc--and is said to erupt every 600 years. Many climbers attempt the summit of Mt. Shasta with the summer climbing season running from late April to October, but the mountain… More Information
Hwy 89/Ski Park Rd
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-8610
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Oasis Fun Center
For over 45 years, Oasis Fun Center has been providing safe, clean fun for families of all ages. Offering a variety of activities like miniature golf, go carts, laster tag, rock climbing, and bumper boats, there is something fun for everyone to try. More Information
3330 Cascade Blvd
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 275-3042
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