|Population: 87,500 people|
Redding, located on the banks of Sacramento River, was founded in 1872. As the guidebooks say it has settled in the very center of a wide sanctuary area with primitive nature. Furthermore it has all conveniences of a modern fast-growing town. It has some sights worth looking at. Redding surrounded by mountains with slopes jungled by forest and snow covered peaks. The picturesque lake Shasta is close to the town and about fifty miles away is the national Lassen volcanic park. Several ghost towns (Whisky Town, Shasta, Cottonwood and others), lost in the nearby forests, remind of the gold rush times.
The Turtle Bay is considered the main sight of Redding. It is a freshet of the Sacramento river on the shore of which there is a nature park, a tree nursery, museums and exhibitions that tell about the local nature and wildlife, about Wintu Indians, first settlers and their way of life. The pride of Redding is located right in the centre of the town. It is an unsupported bridge, which is being build by the project of the world famous Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava.