Fun Fact #35
In January 1883, the prevailing opinion in Gridley was that it is "folly for a man to attempt to make any headway farming less than 600 acres."


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Experience Butte County!

Butte County is a place where you can easily spend two to three days. Stay at a unique B&B on the Feather River or in Chico at a historic Victorian Home, or take in dramatic views of the local canyons. There is a B&B to meet everyone's taste. Here are a few suggestions to help plan your day trips.

Antique Treasure Tour
Shop where the dealers shop. Why pay three times more? Low prices, wide variety and numerous specialty stores make shopping in this historic region exciting and fun.
Art in Public Places Tour
Looking for art in all the wrong places? Come to Butte County. Known for its historic and artsy murals, as well as its world-class glass blowers, Butte County is home fine art creators and patrons.
Butte County Brew Tour
Butte County has long inspired brew masters in their ancient art. While there are many brewing beer in the region, three operators have taken it to the next level.

Museum Tour
Whether you're a railroad enthusiast, a gold mining buff, a pioneer scholar or just want an authentic taste of Chinese or Native American history, Butte County's museums offer a wide range of experience.

Birding in Butte County
Butte County is right in the middle the Pacific Flyway. Millions of migratory birds use the Sacramento Valley as a prime wintering ground.

Biking, Fishing, Hiking
Enthusiasts need to look no further than Butte County to experience world-class biking, fishing or hiking.

Historic Victorian Home Tour
Home to Bidwell Mansion State Hisotric Park, Butte County offers other historic homes for tour. As one of the original 27 California counties, historic buildings abound.

Wildflower & Blossom Tour
Butte County explodes with color during the Spring. Bidwell Park (the 3rd largest municipal park in the United States) offers spectacular wildflowers as does Table Mountain, nearby Sutter Buttes and the Vina Plains. Beautiful orchards offer white, purple and pink blossoms.


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