Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Hotel Near Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding

Our Best Western hotel is near Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Sundial Bridge, and all the riverfront activity in Redding. Whether you’re just making a stop in Redding or we’re your destination, come explore the botanical garden in the heart of the city, as well as all the beauty and things to do in the area.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a gathering place, close to the Redding Civic Auditorium, with open outdoor space perfect for get-togethers, carefully landscaped botanical gardens, and an arboretum. The park also has a museum and wildlife center to promote an overall mission of wonder and exploration!

Arboretum, Botanical Gardens, Museums, and More

Across the Sundial Bridge, the McConnell Arboretum is 200 acres of Northern California trees, with a walking loop that will take you through native wildlife and plants. The Botanical Gardens is free to the public, showcasing of plants that thrive in our particular climate. Get inspired by walking through the drought-resistant plants, and connect with your thoughts in this quiet spot right in the middle of Redding.

The Turtle Bay Park Museum has a permanent exhibition telling the story of the natural history around the site, and is housed in a glass and wood structure with beautiful views in almost every room. The museum also hosts rotating exhibits from around the world.