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525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926


Free parking is available for Bidwell Mansion SHP visitors only, all others will be cited.

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Gold Panning with Mountain Mike!

Jul 2, 2018 at 11:00 am - Jul 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

►July 2, 7 and 9 –

Kids Summer Fun Programs  – Given on Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

FREE – For all ages, no reservation required. Come to the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at about 10:45 AM to be included in the programs.


Gold panning with Mountain Mike!

In this activity, our very own Mountain Mike will lead kids as they learn about the dream versus the reality of the California Gold Rush. What routes did the gold seekers take to reach California? What would you do if you struck it rich in the California gold fields? What did actual prospectors do with their gold? Kids will pan for real gold just like the prospectors of old!


Jul 2, 2018 at 11:00 am
Jul 9, 2018 at 11:00 am
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