At the Anderson California Welcome Center, enjoy the aquarium with local fish, historical displays and artifacts showcasing the Native American Indian heritage and the things that these state welcome centers are known for such as maps, free visitor guides and magazines, and even souvenirs you can buy. One of the best magazines to grab during your trip is the California Visitors Guide, which usually includes a big fold-out map. As you exit (or enter the facility) be sure to stop and look at the bronze grizzly bear. California Welcome Center, Anderson is located 10 miles south of Redding on Interstate 5; exit Deschutes Rd.
Anderson is located in northern California not far from Redding. The booming city has grown to become a great residential area for those seeking blue skies, mountain views, lake vacations, and a warm, dry summer climate. The area has experienced amazing growth in recent years.
Anderson provides one of those convenience centers that you may have missed during your long drive. Shopping centers, restaurants, and affordable hotels all offer conveniences, and many of the chain restaurants and businesses tourists know and look for. If you don't find them in Anderson, you'll have another chance in Redding, not far away on 1-5.
You can spend an afternoon or evening soaking up the local entertainment, rest for the night, and be back out exploring attractions such as the Sundial Bridge in Redding, McConnell Arboretum, Shasta Dam, Lake Shasta, Burney Falls, and Mt. Lassen National Park with its bubbling mud domes and incredible mountains. This once active volcano that last erupted in the early 1900's offers an amazing glimpse into the past with its molten rock formations where you can actually see the swath of flow of the lava, carving its path through the spectacular forests.
Anderson is community focused, even though it assists travelers from around the globe through its California Welcome Center.
Anderson is within an hour or two of most major tourist attractions, though it is only a short drive from Redding where you will discover the majority of things to see and do.
Anderson, California Elevation: 430 feet
Land area: 6.4 square miles Anderson is a scenic city that affords spectacular views of snow-capped mountains throughout the seasons. Warm and dry summers give way to cool winters in an outdoorsman's paradise. Fishing, boating, houseboating, hikes, camping and other outdoor activities are enjoyed all year long in Anderson. Located in Shasta County approx. 10 miles south of Redding, Anderson is north of San Francisco and Sacramento, east of the California coastal cities such as Eureka, and west of the Lassen Volcanic National Forest.
California Welcome Center, Anderson, 1699 Highway 273, Anderson, CA 96007. Tel: (530) 365-1180 www.shastacascade.org
Highlights include: Anderson River Park, situated on the Sacramento River, and Shasta District Fair.
Throughout the year the Shasta District Fairgrounds host hundreds of events that include a favorite, the annual Shasta District Fair. The fair is usually held the 3rd week in June, and showcases local farming and talents with livestock exhibits, arts & crafts, a carnival, live entertainment, games, booths and foods.
Over 100,000 people attend the five day fair. Shasta District Fairgrounds can meet your needs. Shasta District Fair, 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson CA 96007. Tel: (530) 378-6789. shastadistrictfair.com
Shasta District Fairgrounds is a
65 acre park with many special,
annual and one-time events throughout
the year. Some of the favorite repeat
events include the Crab Feeds, Car
Shows, Home and Garden Shows and
Sporting Shows--extremely popular in the
Shasta District Satellite Wagering Facility is also located on the fairgrounds. Satellite Horse Racing is featured year round in a climate controlled, no smoking facility. Tel: (530) 378-6787.
Shasta Raceway Park
1890 Briggs St., Anderson, CA. 96007
The Shasta District Fair owns and operates the Shasta Raceway Park featuring stock car racing from March to October.