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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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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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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
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
1731 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-8877
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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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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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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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O Street Gallery
O Street Gallery is the brainchild of Phil and Kate Barker, owners of Oregon Street Antique Mall, who have designated more than half of their upstairs loft area to promote north state art and culture. Shelly Shively, O Street Gallery’s curator, is impressed with the high caliber of work, as well as the growing community enthusiasm for the gallery. “O Street Gallery is a huge, open, airy space with a downtown urban-loft feel, unlike anything in Redding,” Shively said. “It’s an honor… More Information
1261 Oregon Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 242-1524
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Old City Hall Arts Center
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 Civic Auditorium
The Redding Civic Auditorium (previously known as the Redding Convention Center) is conveinently located near the Sacramento River, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Sundial Bridge and downtown Redding. The Civic hosts a variety of entertainment events including conventions, trade shows, concerts, banquets, and festivals. It can accommodate over 2,000 people in plush, cushioned seats. The downstairs area, which consists of orchestra and dress circle, contains 1200 seats. The balconies, which seat people on both the sides and the rear of the… More Information
700 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001
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Riverfront Playhouse
A Redding-area community theatre since 1981, the Riverfront Playhouse offers an array of plays featuring local talent. More Information
1620 E. Cypress Avenue
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 221-1028
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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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Sisson Museum
Mount Shasta City was know as the town of Sisson until it was renamed in 1924. The museum building was erected in 1906 and served as the main hatchery building of the California Department of Fish and Game Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery until it was declared no longer usable 72 years later. A group of civic minded citizens obtained a lease on the building and start-up funding from the state under the umbrellas of the local Chamber of Commerce, and… More Information
1 N Old Stage Road
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-5508
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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
844 Sundial Bridge Parkway
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-8850
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Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
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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William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
William B. Ide wrote the proclamation that established the short-lived California Bear Republic in 1846. It lasted 22 days. Ide recognized the opportunities available to him in the West and as a surveyor, miner, treasurer, district attorney, deputy clerk, and judge, provided support and leadership to this northern part of California. While the park memorializes Ide's role in early California history, recent research has shown he never owned the property. Like William B. Ide, pioneer settlers at Adobe Ranch arrived… More Information
21659 Adobe Rd
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 529-0859
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