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So much history in Chico. Who knew!?

A very cool place that nobody should miss who is interested in settlers, gold mining, history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
victorB_Delekhan
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Chico, California
Ghost in Bidwell Mansion?

This is one of my favorite historical mansions! Dating back to the start of what is Now Chico, CA... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Angel K
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Chico, California
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All reviews his wife first floor indoor plumbing flush toilets three floors chico state university answered every question original furnishings guided tour great tour nice job historical information no elevator interesting artifacts visitor center has history lesson next door
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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 !!

Date of experience: August 2017
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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!

Date of experience: September 2016
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Callahan09
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The park ranger gave a very informative tour. Worth the small price of admission. Don't forget to check out the gift shop.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lenore C
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