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Address: 1500 Broderick St, Oroville, CA 95965-4871
Phone Number:
+1 530-538-2496
12:00 - 16:00
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This site is an excellent learning experience about Chinese culture in North-eastern California. Beautiful artifacts, amazing architecture, and important history.

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Lyda K
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oroville, United States
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

While not knowing anything about Chinese culture learned a lot about how they helped Oroville grow and what it was like for them and the people of Oroville in this period of time... Very informative docents....

Thank Daniel S
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This site is an excellent learning experience about Chinese culture in North-eastern California. Beautiful artifacts, amazing architecture, and important history.

Thank Lyda K
San Francisco
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It's decently maintained for a small town. With passionate and respectful docent. Enough original stuff. Nice courtyard. This museum beats major museums I saw in Indonesia's or most museums in Asia in terms of information. Could use some Chinese translation and try attract Chinese tourists.

Thank blueechosf
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very unique museum exhibiting priceless antiquities. Although self guided a docent is always available. Well maintained.

Thank Dick C
American canyon
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Worth it if you have the time, very beautiful and historic presentation of the Chinese's impact on California during the gold rush era.

Thank bigblue43
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Chinese workers were not given enough credit for all they contributed during the gold rush days and the railroad development. Hard workers for little pay and did the most undesirable jobs. So many perished needlessly and uncaring. This is a fine museum noting all their strength and achievements.

Thank JackP92348
Oroville, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016

An important contribution to Northern California history, which continues to grow today Much of Oroville (Ophir in the early days) owes it's attraction to immigrants from elsewhere, to help the development of social and cultural events today. We are fortunate to have this contribution to California 's attractions. The historic location has been fully restored and expanded.

Thank rhewitt2015
Northern California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I recently took my 12 year old Granddaughter to visit the Oroville Chinese Temple and we really enjoyed ourselves. She took photos of the coy pond and garden outside as well as the amazing items inside. The facility is clean and the docent was very nice. We did a self guided tour and took in all of the beautiful rooms.... More 

Thank GrandmaAnnie
Oroville, California
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10 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Chinese Temple is not only a treasure to Oroville , but a treasure to our Nation! A truly outstanding attraction and a place that all citizens should take time to visit!

Thank Ray S
Richvale, California
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

very interesting history of the Chinese in California. beautiful artifacts. one of the tourist stops in Oroville CA.

Thank ricequeen12

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