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California sites to see
North Coast California
Ocean World – The aquarium consists of tanks holding over half a million gallons and an abundance of sea life, including sharks, seals, sea lions, rays and wolf eels. Now with added attractions of shark petting, interactive tide pool, and a highflying sea lion performance.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts – The North Bay’s premier Arts Center presenting world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary sculpture, and many popular community events.
Del Norte County Historical Society – Come and learn about the history of this area through visiting the museum and lighthouse. The Main Museum has a wealth of interesting displays. Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum are located at the foot of A Street in Crescent City. This is an active lighthouse that serves as a private aid to navigation.
The Carson Mansion – One of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, and perhaps in the United States, the William Carson Mansion epitomizes the range of possibilities for eclectic design expression that created a peculiarly American style of architecture.
Sonoma County Farm Trails – Fruits and vegetables are available direct from the farmer. Experience life on the farm with sheep, llamas, honey bees, butterflies and birds! Seasonal adventures include Summertime berry picking, pumpkins and gourds in the Fall, Christmas trees in Winter and baby animals and fields of flowers in the Spring! Enjoy delightful wineries, breweries and cheese factories year-round.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre – Providing quality live entertainment that engages, educates and excites. Located in an historic theatre in the Victorian Village of Ferndale, The Ferndale Rep is the longest running live theatre on California’s north coast.
Garden Valley Ranch – A true horticultural gem of Northern California, Garden Valley Ranch began in 1981 as a bed and breakfast inn. In 1998, this nine-acre garden rose ranch produced, sold, and shipped over a quarter of a million blooms throughout the country! Self-guided tours of the gardens are available.
Humboldt State University Natural History Museum – Located in Wells Fargo Hall in Arcata, the museum’s collections and exhibits focus on the theme ‘the Earth and its biota through time’ with an emphasis on local Northern California natural history.
Mendocino Art Center – The facilities at the Mendocino Art Center include studios and classrooms for fine arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and computer arts. Four gallery spaces provide exhibition opportunities to emerging and established artists.
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum – The original lighthouse began operating in 1870 and had to be rebuilt after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The Point Arena Lighthouse is the first steel-reinforced concrete lighthouse in the United States.
Scandia Funland – All kinds of fun, wrapped up into one. Scandia strives to provide your family with the greatest possible experience one can hope for. Offering mini golf, Batting Cages, Bumper cars, Little Indi Speedway and more.
Sequoia Park Zoo – The Zoo is situated on approximately 5 acres of level terrain northeast of the redwood ravines of Sequoia Park. The forest provides an impressive backdrop to the animal enclosures and blends directly into the hoofed animal paddocks. The Zoo is home for nearly one hundred animals.
Redwood Empire Ice Arena – Families have enjoyed skating at the coolest place in Santa Rosa for over 40 years. Get involved in lessons or freestyle sessions for serious figure skaters.
Sonoma TrainTown – Includes three full sized cabooses, dating from the 1930’s and 40’s which you will be able to explore at your leisure.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary – This is a prime spot for birding, hiking (all easy hikes) and great views of the Arcata Bay. At any time of the year birds or mammals can be viewed from one of the many trails that network the over 225 acres that are open to the public.
Cloverdale Historical Society – Come tour this center, with its profiles of the people, places, and events that make up the history of the City of Cloverdale and the greater Cloverdale area.
Redwood Discovery Museum – Exhibits and programs promote hands-on, open-ended discovery in the areas of science, art, culture and technology. Their goal is to help youth expand their horizons and prepare for the future by fostering a passion for exploration and learning.
Eureka Theater For The Fine Arts – This historic theater, now listed with the National Register of Historic Places, offers a variety of entertainment. Come and enjoy live theater, music and films!
Ferndale Museum – Come and learn about the history of Ferndale. Enjoy the Victorian architecture along Main Street as you visit The Victorian Village of Ferndale.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – A rare jewel, the only public garden in the continental United States fronting directly on the ocean. Manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, fern-covered canyons, diverse plant collections, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean are among the many attractions.
Hand Fan Museum – Every society has used a hand fan of some sort. From palm fronds to feathers-from beautifully painted works of art to jewel encrusted, gold plated objects of incredible value. Fans tell the stories and histories of the cultures and individuals who used them. Art, culture, geography and history – all in the palm of your hand.
Infineon Raceway – In addition to its slate of major events, Infineon Raceway is a year-round motorsports complex with events scheduled 340 days and 50 weekends a year.
Pacific Coast Air Museum – A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation, and display of historical aircraft, while providing an educational venue for students and the community.
Safari West – Picture yourself among some of the world’s most exotic creatures. Come close with giraffes, gazelles, zebras and many of the other 600 animals that inhabit the preserve. Take an exciting three hour, safari drive and explore the wildlife preserve, traveling first in an authentic safari vehicle and then a trek around the inner grounds.
The Skunk Train – The Skunk line runs 40 miles between Fort Bragg on the coast and Willits on US Highway 101. Combine any numbers of trains and schedules to make a memorable visit to the Redwoods.
Sonoma Cheese Factory – Guests from around the world visit the Sonoma Cheese Factory. The factory offers a gourmet deli and store which features made – to – order sandwiches, picnic items including cheeses, cold meats, salads, specialty food and gift items, along with premium wines from the Sonoma Valley.
The Trees of Mystery – Directly in the center of the Redwood National and State Parks, this Redwood nature attraction has been welcoming visitors to this part of the world for over 50 years.
Charles M. Schulz Museum – This museum remains true to the character of Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts characters, and has several exhibits featuring all your favorite Charlie Brown moments, as well as other collections of tributes, personal artifacts, and more.
Willits Community Theatre – From humble beginnings in 1977, the theater has developed into a well-established organization, presenting live theater throughout the year. Join us!
Sonoma County Museum – The Museum’s multi-faceted educational offerings reach students, teachers, families, and the general public. Education programs evolve from Museum exhibitions and encourage a deeper understanding of artistic, cultural, and historical themes. Exhibitions include an education area with hands-on exhibits and other relevant materials.
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