The 10 Best Things to Do in Anderson, United States

August 5, 2017 Deane Carmody

Anderson is a city in Shasta County, California, USA, approximately 10 miles south of Redding. The population was 9,932 at the 2010 census, up from 9,022 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Anderson

1. Anderson River Park

2800 Rupert Rd, Anderson, CA 96007 +1 530-378-6656
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Anderson River Park

Reviewed By tailsoftravel - N. CA

Families and clubs enjoy this park. It has been around for a very long time. A few things have been improved through the years but other wise and remained the same.
Soccer, baseball, tennis, basket ball, fishing (boat ramp for river), hiking, picnic/bar b que, all sorts of functions are held here through out the year. Wildlife, fishing pond for the children, play areas and a dedication to our VETERANS.

2. Country Lane Antiques

20839 Front St, Cottonwood, CA 96022 +1 530-347-5598
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Country Lane Antiques

Reviewed By PosseSF - San Francisco

I last visited Country Lane (and Judith the owner) last holiday season. I have stopped into her store for many years on my trips to visit family nearby. I appreciate TripAdvisor and have been an avid user for several years, and I was surprised no one had ever written a review for Country Lane. Simply put, this is Christmas year round at this store. The owner Judith has filled the store with all varieties of ornaments in so many colors and styles, along with ribbons, trimming, characters and more. It's easy to design your own theme for the holidays as there is such a large variety of decorations. There are many trees she has decorated to show the styles. It's a great store to visit with kids, family and friends, something for everyone. I bought myself some ornaments. This is one of the best Christmas decoration stores I've been too. I travel a lot and this truly is one of the best. The store also carries a variety of home decor items. I bought my dad a large set of wind chimes; they sound great. There is also a great selection of women's jewelry and accessories. For my great nieces, I bought several pieces of enamel jewelry and scarves; they love the items. I admit, as a guy, I have to say, the variety of items is much more appealing and unique then I've seen in most women's stores. I enjoyed looking at all the items to find those perfect pieces for the great nieces. This is a stop worth making. Stop by, meet Judith and shop away.

3. Whiskeytown Lake

off Hwy 299, Redding, CA +1 530-359-2269
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Whiskeytown Lake

Reviewed By Amber V - Redding

Whiskeytown offers so much for so many people. While getting to the lake is easy, getting into the water may prove somewhat difficult to those in a wheelchair. However, for those in a stroller, life may not be so difficult. Several beaches offer snack shops where visitors can purchase snacks & non alcoholic beverages. Most public beaches are non-smoking & no alcohol beaches so be aware of this as there are a good amount of folks who will happily call you in for violations to the authorities who will come & are happy to hand out tickets. Someone has to pay for the upkeep on the beaches! The water is crystal clear in most locations & affords those with the proper license fishing opportunities! Look for bass, sun fish, & some trout (both brown & rainbow) During certain times of the year, Kokanee salmon run through & are easily spotted with their fire red skins. Most of the beaches are laden with Hawaii-like white sandy beaches. When I 1st saw Whiskeytown Lake, I thought of Tahoe. The biggest differences between the two are Whiskeytown contains smaller rocks & the water is warmer. Some beaches offer lifegaurds during the warmest months. Get your parking pass at the visitor center before heading out as there are not always passes available to self fill out.

4. California Welcome Center - Anderson

1699 State Highway 273, Anderson, CA 96007-4283 +1 530-365-1180
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

California Welcome Center - Anderson

Reviewed By bmonson - Oro Valley, Arizona

Nice displays on reservoirs, California and information on the Mt. Shasta area. There are great views, a picnic area and a little gift shop too.

5. Sacramento River Trail

Hilltop Drive and River Bend Road, Redding, CA
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Sacramento River Trail

Designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. National Park Service, this scenic trail offers hiking, biking and horseback riding within the boundaries of a lively city.

Reviewed By Ronald C - Upland, California

It is a long walke next time we will bring bikes. quite and supprising to see samlon in the river jumping up streams to return to where they were born.

6. Valley 11 Cinemas

Shasta Outlet Mall 1816 State Highway 273, Anderson, CA 96007-4263 +1 530-364-4545
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Valley 11 Cinemas

Reviewed By Mike B - Anderson, California

We often go to movies here. Mostly because it's close to home but we really like this theater. I am a US Air Force veteran and they honor my service by giving me the matinee price for any showings.

7. Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA +1 800-887-8532
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sundial Bridge

Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Reviewed By RickCrescentCity_CA - Crescent City, CA

Like the movie said, "Build it and they will come" is what they expected when they built this. I remember the press.
Wiki said 24mil for this thing. IT IS Different but not for the money. Dangerous in summer because of the hot surface according to signs leading in. People no doubt go there for lack of something better but what a huge extravegant use of public funds. Admittedly, I prefer my Redwoods, rivers and beaches. They can have this thing. I wont be back. Was only killing some time while in town.

8. Coleman National Fish Hatchery

24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd, Anderson, CA 96007-9715 +1 530-365-8622
Excellent
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5 based on 3 reviews

Coleman National Fish Hatchery

Reviewed By Chia2005 - Huntington Beach, California

A little bit off the beaten path, but is well worth it. When we were there, since it was "not quite" season yet, we were only able to see the juvenile salmon and steelheads placed in the ponds, called "raceways" and also walked to the viewing deck on Battle Creek, where they release the fish, and saw a few coming back. In season you can see a school of fish coming back if you are lucky! During the spawning season (October through February) they told us that there are many events going on, for example, you can also see spawning activities inside the facility. All in all, a very informative facility for the whole family to enjoy.

9. Turtle Bay Exploration Park

844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978 +1 800-887-8532
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse (lorikeet aviary), walking trails, forestry center and ecology exhibits are all part of our expansive environmental and cultural museum complex.

Reviewed By David S

Explored indoor and outdoor activities with 3 small children, ages 3-7 who were engaged at every installation, from old California mining artifacts to hands on solar electricity demonstrations, they loved it. Easy to navigate for parents and outdoor play/learning areas equally enjoyable. Highly recommend!

10. Shasta Outlets

1699 State Highway 273, Anderson, CA 96007-4283 +1 530-378-1000
Excellent
22%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
45%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 9 reviews

Shasta Outlets

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

We went to Shasta Outlets in Anderson. Its a nice outlet store area for the local community of about 10,000 plus people. There is a California Visitor Center there.

There is also Valley 11 Cinemas.

There are a variety of outlet stores and other stores such as the Dollar Store, Eddie Bauer, Dress Barn, etc. to shop at. Its not a premier shopping outlet center, but still nice for the local community.

There is also a few cafes and places to eat.

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