Redwood National Park and the Trees of Mystery are home to magnificent coast Redwoods. The area has been designated a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve with some of the oldest trees in the world including the tallet known tree in the world, a 367 foot tall Redwood.
Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt State Park tours through some of the oldest and most magnificent of the California Redwoods and the area of the famed drive thru trees. The 33 mile tour, which is beautiful and can easily be done in two hours, can be taken from either the Pepperwood/Jordan Creek exit off Highway 101 or the Phillipsville exit off Highway 101.
The End of the Trail Native American Museum is the culmination of forty years of collecting by proprietor, Marylee Thompson. In this museum you will find an oustanding collection of artifacts with rooms devoted to Native peoples from each region of the U.S.
Azalea State Reserve is a 30 acre park designed to protect the western Azalea. Visit this park in April or May when these beautiful flowers are in bloom. 5 miles north of Arcata on North Bank Road.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary and Interpretive Center
This nationally recognized habitat is a 75 acre former landfill which is now a series of marshes that treat Arcata's wastewater. There are nature trails through the marsh which is also home to a wide variety of wildlife. 791 G Street Monday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., 826-2359.
Sequoia Park Zoo is a 54-acre park with wildlife, petting zoo, playground, picnic area, walking trails and duck pond all located within the magical Redwoods. 3414 W Street in Eureka.
Humboldt State Natural History Museum features a wonderful collection of fossils from the area and other displays of interest. Tues - Sat 10th & G
Phillip's House Museum is one of the oldest structures in Arcata and has been restored into an example of a turn of the century home. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., 7th and Union Streets
Sumeg Village at Patrick's Point State Park is a reconstructed Yurok Indian Village just outside of Trinidad.
Wooden Sculpture Garden of Romano Gabriel is a rare collection of folk art created over a lifetime by the local woodworker. Eventually completely filling his 60x90 yard, the sculptures include political, religious and contemporary caricature and commentary along with scenes from daily life. Eureka
Over 800 historic homes can be found in Eureka in styles including Queen Annes, Gothic, Classic Revival, Stick Eastlake, and Italianate. The most famous example, the Carson Mansion, is an eclectic mix of architectural styles with elaborate interiors of stained glass and exotic woods.
Old Town Gazebo in Eureka is the center of the restored commercial district with a mix of shopping, dining and attractions.
Eureka Boardwalk. Along the waterfront, take a leisurely stroll along and enjoy the beauty of the Bay.
Van Duzen River Swimmer's Delight is a local favorite with two swimming holes, dependeing on water level. The near sides are shallow; the far sides are deep beneath tall sandstone bluffs. Arrive early as this park does have a capacity limit that is often reached in summer. 12 miles up Hwy 36 from Fortuna.
The Clarke Museum in McKinleyville is a regional history museum focusing on the Native American culture of the area. It possesses a vast array of Native American basketry regalia.
The tallest totem pole in the world can be found at the shopping center in McKinleyville. The pole, a Thunderbird, is 160 feet tall with a 12 foot wingspan.
The Telonicher Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Trinidad, operated by HSU, contains a touch tank and other displays depicting marine life and the ocean floor. Open all year, 826-3671