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A town built on rented land by Chinese immigrants early in this century is...

A town built on rented land by Chinese immigrants early in this century is now on the National Historic Register.

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Chinese Community Clonfirms a Locke on History

This is the Chinese town, and down the road is Walnut Grove, the essentially historically Japanese town. Built and run, historically anyway, until recently. (How ya gonna keep 'em... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Clyde H
Merced, California

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Hong Kong, China
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674 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way to Sutter Creek, a bit of a detour but a very scenic drive. If you are searching for it look up Walnut Grove. Locke is a tiny one street town slightly hidden. Unfortunately on a weekday the place was mostly closed but the eccentric bar is open. Definitely worth checking out on a weekend.

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We visited during the week in late June, so not much was open – kind of disappointing but also meant there were very few other visitors. This is apparently the only town in the United States built exclusively by the Chinese for the Chinese and is now on the registry of national historic places. We enjoyed our visit despite the... More 

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Merced, California
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is the Chinese town, and down the road is Walnut Grove, the essentially historically Japanese town. Built and run, historically anyway, until recently. (How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm, after they seen San Francisco?) The place is great for a walk, for we got there before anything but Al-the-Wop's opened. 9:30 AM. Years ago I had... More 

2 Thank Clyde H
Hughson, United States
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

When my sister moved over to Lodi from Bay Area I wanted to show off the Delta. We were awe struck with the rich history, preservation efforts and how the town showed itself. We visited again this last summer and found more shops and the school open. We've eaten in both restaurants, Al the Whoop and the Blue Moon. But... More 

1 Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Spent the day exploring the Delta area, and this little historic town is one I'll not forget. Walking through the restored boarding house really brought the sense of earlier days, and as I walked up the stairs to the second story, I could imagine the many footsteps that had gone on before me. Exploring the streets and the lesser-trod by-ways... More 

3 Thank RiverDays
Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Driving north to Sacramento we decided to go up hwy 160 instead of the big freeways. The drive along the delta is awesome! Read up about Locke ahead of time and made a point to stop there. It's nice, and there's enough to stroll through the town for possibly 30 minutes, including the state park boarding house and the old... More 

Thank Yotam S
Mesquite, Nevada
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Nestled at a slight bend along the narrow River Road and overshadowed by tall, drooping trees, Walnut Grove lies mid-way between Sacramento and Stockton in northern California. Our friends who lived in Sacramento, suggested we toured this historic town and how the residents had restored the old buildings to its present glory and turned these structures into art centres and... More 

3 Thank NyonyaLady
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

A great drive south of Sacramento to this small historic town. Enjoy a two block section of old buildings housing interesting shops and two small museums. Just down the road is Walnut Grove with a few more stores and places to buy goodies.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

A must see for everyone interested in Calif. history. Only existing rural US Chinese village with old buildings preserved ! Documents Hard life of immigrants who built the waterways for farming Delta lands. Cool artist haven at present. Formally part of Walnut Grove. Walnut trees galore !!

2 Thank mmajere
Stockton, California, United States
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

The city of Locke on the Sacramento river running through the Delta is worth the stop. It is an interesting old town with a very narrow road. It will not take much time to walk up and down this historic town and it should be explored while out on the Delta.

Thank Gary K

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