Travel Itineraries

Family Attractions

Humboldt County


Sequoia Park & Zoo, Eureka Ca

Highlights of Sequoia Park Zoo include the new Barnyard and Entry Pavilion plus a walk-through aviary. The Barnyard is a kid-friendly place to meet and greet several kinds of farm animals plus explore some of the secrets of our big, beautiful barn. Our walk-through aviary features a natural setting where you can enjoy close encounters with several species of colorful and unusual birds. The new Entry Pavilion includes a classroom, indoor animal exhibits featuring the Secrets of the Forest plus restroom, café and gift shop facilities. Stop by and watch the animal keepers prepare meals for the zoo animals at our new kitchen viewing window!

3414 W Street
Eureka, CA 95503

General Information: (707) 441-4263 (recording)

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HSU Natural History Museum, Arcata Ca

The mission of the Humboldt State University Natural History Museum, through its collections, exhibits, and programs, is to inspire in North Coast residents and visitors of all ages an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world and to provide a learning laboratory for Humboldt State University students.

1315 G Street

Arcata, CA


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Mendocino County


B. Bryan Preserve, Point Arena, CA

B Bryan Preserve was established in Point Arena, California by Dr. Frank and Judy Mello to aid in the conservation of rare and endangered African Antelope and Zebra. Located in the small, bohemian town of Point Arena, it is just 128 miles north of San Francisco on scenic Highway 1. Here, African Hoof Stock are allowed to thrive in huge fields less than 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean.  Not a zoo, but a private Preserve committed to the breeding and preservation of some wonderful, rare African Hoof Stock. Visit during our late afternoon feed for an up close view of each species. Enjoy the power and dominance performance of the male antelope, the romping of newborns and the individual personalities of zebra.  Tours are available by reservation only. The 1 1/2 hour tour cost $20 per adult and $10 for children 10 and under. Call us at 707-882-2297 or email at [email protected] .

130 Riverside Drive
Point Arena, CA 95468



Skunk Train, Willits/Fort Bragg, CA

Except for the passengers' high-tech cameras and modern garb, a time traveler from the last century would feel quite at home riding Sierra Railroad's Skunk Train today.   The view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged: towering trees, deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman's cabin peeking from the forest. With occasional whistles as it chugs through tunnels, over bridges and past open meadows, the train follows the coastal "Redwood Route" as it has since 1885. Trips are offered from Two Stations at opposite ends of the railroad in Fort Bragg & Willits:

Northspur (Fort Bragg): Departing at 10:00am from Fort Bragg this 3.5 to 4 hour round trip costs $47 per adult $22 per child.

Willits: Departing at 9:45am from Willits this 3.5 to 4 hour round trip on our vintage rail cruiser costs $35 per adult and $20 per child.

Skunk Train Fort Bragg Depot
Foot of Laurel Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437


Skunk Train Willits Depot
299 East Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490


Lake County


Eleven Roses Ranch, Clearlake Oaks Ca

This Historic Ranch Daytrip is a fun, unique, and entertaining outing for the whole family featuring narrated mule-drawn wagon tour and chuckwagon barbecue with Dutch oven cobbler for dessert and complimentary Lake County wines. Barn houses collection of antique wagons, buggies, and farm and ranch implements. Tours are offered from April through October featuring springtime wildflowers, warm summer evenings, and brilliant fall foliage - this is a destination agriculture-tour.

Tour buses are welcome. Reservations required

 5456 New Long Valley Road
Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423


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Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Campground Resort, Cobb Ca

Jellystone Park at Cobb Mountain is located in the pine forests of Cobb Mountain along always-flowing Kelsey Creek. The park has 107 spacious sites to easily accommodate 40 foot rigs and slide outs, as well as camping cabins, tent sites with sink, water and electricity, fire rings, and fully equipped shower houses. The park is open year around, featuring a swimming pool, paddle boat pond, and hay rides (open May-October depending on weather), horseshoe pits, recreation hall, playground, outdoor movies, Cobb Mountain mining, go-cart bikes, campground store, on-site laundry, and more. 14117 Bottle Rock Road

Cobb, CA 95426.





Sonoma County


Safari West African Wildlife Preserve, Santa Rosa Ca
Nestled on 400 acres in the heart of California's wine country, Safari West is home for over 400 exotic mammals and birds. Not a zoo, not a drive-through park, it's a wildlife preserve where the whole family can experience some of nature's most beautiful animals in a natural habitat. This is an extraordinary world where people have the rare opportunity to feel the spirit of Africa, right in the heart of northern California's wine country.

3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

 (707) 579-2551


Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa Ca
Santa Rosa is the home of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. See Schulz's original art work (over 7,000 original strips), learn about the art of cartooning, attend tours, programs, classes and special events that will make you think, laugh, and make you remember why you love Peanuts. Group leaders may make arrangements with the Warm Puppy Café for box lunch menus. Additional highlights include outdoor gardens, Snoopy's Home Ice (Ice Arena) and gift shop with the largest collection of Peanuts products in the US.
2301 Hardies Lane

Santa Rosa, CA 95406

(707) 579-4452

525 S. Main Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Main: 866-GOMENDO Fax: 707-462-7598
Email: [email protected]

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