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Chinese Community Clonfirms a Locke on History

This is the Chinese town, and down the road is Walnut Grove, the essentially historically Japanese... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Clyde H
Merced, California
Interesting Historic Asian Town!

Nestled at a slight bend along the narrow River Road and overshadowed by tall, drooping trees... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2014
Sally T
Mesquite, Nevada
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26 Nov 2018
“A fascinating view of a little-known past”
23 Sep 2018
“Worth a stop”
A town built on rented land by Chinese immigrants early in this century is now on the National Historic Register.
near Walnut Grove, CA 95690
+1 916-776-1661
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

We were lucky enough to visit this hidden gem with a local resident. It’s a hidden gem and a memory of a little-known slice of history (the oldest surviving Chinese town in California). Many of the historic buildings are still standing. Take a walk down...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NDH2306
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This town is a bit of California History. The Chinese settled here to work the good delta soil. Old buildings with lots of patina. Dont leave with out going into Al The Wops for a cold one.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bobby59
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Historically this place might be significant, but in its current dilapidated state, the place is a huge disappointment. There are restaurants and souvenir shops and there are still people living in the area, and so it is not a ghost town. But the place looks...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stopped here on our way to Sutter Creek, a bit of a detour but a very scenic drive. If you are searching for it look up Walnut Grove. Locke is a tiny one street town slightly hidden. Unfortunately on a weekday the place was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank teamflames
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We visited during the week in late June, so not much was open – kind of disappointing but also meant there were very few other visitors. This is apparently the only town in the United States built exclusively by the Chinese for the Chinese and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is the Chinese town, and down the road is Walnut Grove, the essentially historically Japanese town. Built and run, historically anyway, until recently. (How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm, after they seen San Francisco?) The place is great for a walk,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
5  Thank Clyde H
Reviewed 11 July 2015

When my sister moved over to Lodi from Bay Area I wanted to show off the Delta. We were awe struck with the rich history, preservation efforts and how the town showed itself. We visited again this last summer and found more shops and the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Spent the day exploring the Delta area, and this little historic town is one I'll not forget. Walking through the restored boarding house really brought the sense of earlier days, and as I walked up the stairs to the second story, I could imagine the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank RiverDays
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Driving north to Sacramento we decided to go up hwy 160 instead of the big freeways. The drive along the delta is awesome! Read up about Locke ahead of time and made a point to stop there. It's nice, and there's enough to stroll through...More

Thank Yotam S
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Nestled at a slight bend along the narrow River Road and overshadowed by tall, drooping trees, Walnut Grove lies mid-way between Sacramento and Stockton in northern California. Our friends who lived in Sacramento, suggested we toured this historic town and how the residents had restored...More

Date of experience: June 2014
5  Thank Sally T
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