Oroville, also known as “City of Gold” is a sunny city located in Butte County, California, United States of America. Oroville has a population of 15.000 residents, living on an area of 12 square miles. Before having this name, Oroville was called Ophir City. Oroville also plays the role of county seat for Butte County. The city is located on the banks of Feather River and is filled with history. If you plan to visit California, you also cannot miss Oroville thanks to its great attractions and points of interest that are fascinating for every tourist that comes to this beautiful place.
The Chinese Temple was built as a community center for the numerous Chinese population of Oroville, in the mid 19th century. When the Chinese temple was built, it consisted of three parts – Chan Room – used for meditation, Moon Temple – used for rites and Council Room – used for community gatherings of the Chinese population of Oroville. After 1907 when floodings were an important problem of the city, the largest part of the Chinese people left Oroville and abandoned the center. In 1949, the city reopened the building as a museum, in order to attract tourists eager to find out more about the life of Chinese in this American city.
Oroville Dam is the most famous site of the city, because this dam is one of the 20 largest dams in the world. In the U.S., this is the tallest dam. It impounds Lake Oroville and is the second water reservoir in the state of California.
Mother Orange Tree is a tree you can admire in Oroville, famous for being the oldest orange tree in the whole state.
Riverbend Park is a great park with access to Feather River, so, a lot of recreational activities are available, like fishing, mini golf and biking trails, among many more.