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On Chico campus

Lots of serials to learn about this amazing home. Sits right on Chico campus and should not be... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Ginger P
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Bidwell mansion trip back in time

Great tour provided by Park Ranger. Tour includes grounds and first and second floor. Victorian... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Elaina M
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of serials to learn about this amazing home. Sits right on Chico campus and should not be missed if you are trying to get the "Chico vibe" worth a stop just to see the 200+ variety of trees

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Great tour provided by Park Ranger. Tour includes grounds and first and second floor. Victorian design many original items some from same time period.grounds include car garage. Very interesting exhibit. Close to csu Chico campus take a walk on campus later. Affordable and small gift...More

Thank Elaina M
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Bidwell Mansion lies at the center of Chico, the pride and joy of all. Its architectural design hearkens back to an age when land owners displayed their success with large mannors. The furnished mansion is on display, with a docent providing the historical backdrop. All...More

Thank gordonrlangford
Reviewed 4 June 2016

If you want to know the history of this community....a tour of the Bidwell Mansion is essential! You will learn how the Bidwells converted this sleepy area into a bustling farming community, business community and opened their house to the local tribe for education! Thanks...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I had never heard of John Bidwell before coming to Chico. Seems everything is named Bidwell in Chico. In taking the tour I found out why. Fascinating man. Great tour.

Thank brandonr713
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Pretty good tour with Gretchen she was very very knowledgeable. Gave lots of info and answered questions. Place is neat. However its not in its original state...about only 30%of the things there now ,belonged to the Bidwells.

Thank 27beachbum27
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Stuffed full of antiques and memorabilia, this mansion is an awesome place to take out-of-town visitors for an afternoon.

Thank lyn l
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Chico is foremost a college town. But it also has its own interesting little history entwined with major movements in U.S. history. The Gold Rush, the Suffragettes and Prohibition were all part of the lives of the Bidwells who founded Chico. Their story along with...More

Thank deborahbB3746SZ
Reviewed 4 March 2016

My co-worker and I decided to stop in Chico for a bite to eat after being at a seminar in Oroville. We were so glad we did! I have lived in the surrounding area for 30+ years and never had taken the tour. The Mansion...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Bidwells got this community started and this nearly original house is our version of a museum! Very interesting, tours available and you get a real feel of the people who also founded Bidwell park!!!

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28 April 2016|
Response from deborahbB3746SZ | Reviewed this property |
Saturday - Monday 11 AM to 5 PM. (Closed Tuesday - Friday) Tours are given every hour on the hour during hours of operation with the last tour starting at 4 pm. Tour admission: Adult 18 and over: $6 Youth 5-17: $3
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