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“Well Marked History Trail”

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
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US$34.86*
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Historical Arrowtown Tour from Queenstown
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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LaPlace, Louisiana
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282 reviews
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“Well Marked History Trail”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Static displays tell the history of the Chinese in Arrowton. The cottages offer a view of how they lived. This is something you can do in half an hour or longer, depending on how much time you spend contemplating what you've read at each stop. Well worth the effort.

Visited May 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
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Essex
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“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

There are some old original buildings where the Chinese workers lived and an old shop.

Display boards give interesting information.

Visited March 2014
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Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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“Intriguing!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Seeing the remains of the actual settlement has so much more impact than just reading about it. A very good idea to preserve this as part of the museum. The story of the goldrush and the Chinese miners' role in it was very interesting and unexpected to learn about.

Visited February 2014
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“A national treasure”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic place. Kids can run and let of steam at the same time as they're gaining an appreciation of history and New Zealand social underpinnings. The ultimate in interactive exhibitions.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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“Interesting self-guided historical tour.”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The grounds were nice, with re-created (and a few original) buildings from this ancient settlement. The self-guided tour is directed by large, very informative signs along the way. You can go in every little building and get an idea how these resilient people lived, and learn about the physical and emotional hardships they faced. Worth the stop, and I enjoyed it.

Visited November 2013
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