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“Fun tour with a great history.”
Review of Bidwell Mansion

Bidwell Mansion
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Chico
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This home is a step back in history to the gold era. Mr. Bidwell did very well for himself and his wife. The home still holds some original furnishings though it was used as a women's dorm for a bit for Chico State.

Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

There is so much to see and hear about,, folks can spend hours here, the history is awesome, also the new museum next door you can go to and about take up a good part of the day, kids young and old will enjoy both, because of there is so much to spend time looking at. You can all just sit around in the grass or on a bench and look at all the beauty as you look around..Just enjoy !!

Thank leroys2
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you'd like to learn something about the Chico area you need to visit Bidwell Mansion. This is a beautifully maintained piece of property and has a historical carriage house on site. Your guides will be wearing period costumes while they give you your tour. I've visited several times over the years, and learn something new each time. Don't miss out!

Thank mcmurja
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The tour explains the history of Chico as well as the Bidwells and their mansion. Some of the books, art and furniture are original to the home and the rest they have done of very nice job of collecting.

Thank IguanaMomma
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing mansion. Historic land mark for California. The first home with indoor plumbing in California. Sorry for the lack of photos

Thank Callahan09
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