SKUNK TRAIN ~ Travel through HistoryStep back in time for a magical ride through the redwoods on the world-famous Skunk Train. Since 1885 the historic Skunk has made its way through old-growth redwood groves, over scenic trestle bridges, through spectacular tunnels, and into the heart of the Noyo River canyon. Today's riders enjoy the same pristine views that have remained largely unchanged for well over a century.
Attractions, Activities and Arts
Located on 47 Ocean Front acres, this magnificent landscape includes canyons, wetlands, coastal bluffs, a closed-cone pine forest and a varied array of floral and plant collections. Bring a picnic and enjoy these gardens by the sea!
Skunk Train Rides
Step back in time for a magical ride through the redwoods on the world-famous Skunk Train. Since 1885 the historic Skunk has made its way through old-growth redwood groves, over scenic trestle bridges, through spectacular tunnels, and into the heart of the Noyo River canyon. Today's riders enjoy the same pristine views that have remained largely unchanged for well over a century.
Mendocino Village is surrounded on three sides by gentle trails that meander along the rugged coastline providing spectacular views of sea arches, ancient blow holes, hidden grottos and the ever changing Pacific Ocean.
Little River Inn Golf
Tee off with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Set among noble redwoods, our unique and challenging course is great for golfers of all levels. We also offer two lighted tennis courts available at no charge to our guests.
Ricochet Ridge Ranch
Horseback riding along deserted Ten Mile Beach, through Redwood forests or ranches overlooking the ocean. Adventure Vacations and daily trail rides for beginner through advanced riders, English or Western. "Outside Magazine" called them one of the "Top 25 Vacations of a Lifetime!"
Glass Beach is one of the most unique beaches on the Mendocino Coast, if not the world. Not only because nature created it that way, but because time and the pounding surf have corrected one of man's mistakes.
GO FISHING... Charter a Boat & Skipper
Noyo Harbor offers lots of fishing opportunities. You'll find several charter boats that offer fun sport fishing adventures, great whale watching tours and party charter boats for larger groups.
Vichy Springs Spa Resort
The only naturally warm and carbonated mineral baths in North America. Overnight guests in the bed & breakfast and cottages enjoy a full buffet breakfast and use of the famous "champagne" baths, hot soaking pool and Olympic size swimming pool (in the summer).
Drive Thru Tree
Located 175 miles north of San Francisco at the junction of US 101 and Coast Highway 1, lies the tiny hamlet of Leggett known worldwide as the home of the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree.
Mendocino Art Center & Gallery
Explore the arts! Take a class, listen to a concert, enjoy the theater, relax in the gardens, view our exhibits, buy a piece of local art, talk with artists, go on a garden tour, join the fun. There's always something going on.
Best View of Mendocino
Picture postcard view of Mendocino Village from across the bay! Mendocino Bay Overlook offers a spectacular view of the village of Mendocino from south of Big River. Located off Road 500B/Brewery Gulch Drive immediately south of Mendocino (after the bridge).>> Click for Map.
Emerald Mini Golf
A fun yet challenging mix of miniature golf with holes around & through streams, fountains and a two sided water fall! Sure to delight people of all ages.They have a Snack Shack and Arcade and a great place for kid parties.
Roots of Motive Power
Roots of Motive Power (Roots) preserves and restores steam- and diesel-powered equipment used in the California north coast logging industry from the 1850s to the present, located in Willits.
The Home of Mystery, Fun, and Family Entertainment since 1949. There is the World Famous Gravity House, the Redwood Shoe house, the Worlds Largest Free Standing Redwood Chainsaw Carving and the unique miniature Mountain Train Ride to enjoy.
SEABISCUIT ~ Slept Here!
Thought you might like to know; Seabiscuit, subject of the critically acclaimed major motion picture and America's favorite race horse in the 1930's, lived between Willits and Ukiah.
Murder She Wrote
The popular television series starring Angela Lansbury, features the exteriors of Mendocino Village. A Victorian bed and breakfast in Mendocino was used as Jessica Fletcher's home in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, Maine.
Ford House Museum
Constructed in 1854, this home today houses a visitor center for Mendocino Headlands State Park. The museum features models of vessels which once plied coastal waters, carrying lumber, passengers and other essentials to those who made their homes on the North Coast. It also features an elaborate model of the town of Mendocino in 1890.
Grace Hudson Museum
The Museum's collections consist of more than 30,000 inter-related objects, with significant holdings of local Pomo Indian artifacts (particularly basketry) ethnographic field notes, unpublished manuscripts, historic photographs and the world's largest collection of Grace Hudson paintings.
Arts Council of Mendocino County
The mission of the arts council is to introduce, promote and benefit the arts to enrich the quality of life in Mendocino County.