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Mendocino has a fascinating History and Unique Museums. You'll find everything from the early settlers of Mendocino and what life was like in the 1850's -to the Skunk Train and the Roots of Motive Power. How the Redwoods of Mendocino built and then rebuilt San Francisco after the great earthquake of 1906.
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Mendocino History and Museums

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Gualala Art Center
Local community arts organization, located in Gualala, CA, dedicated to promoting public access and participation in the arts since 1961. You'll find art exhibits, workshops & classes, classical & popular music performances, theater and much more.
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Skunk Train
Since 1885 the historic Skunk Train 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.
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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.
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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objects, with significant holdings of local Pomo Indian artifacts (particularly basketry) ethnographic field notes, unpublished manuscripts, historic photographs and the world's largest collection of Grace Hudson paintings.
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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.
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Presbyterian Church
This is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in continuous use in California. Organized as the Presbyterian Church on November 6, 1859, the building constructed of local redwood, was dedicated on July 5, 1868.
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Kelley House Museum
Constructed in 1861 by William H. Kelley, one of Mendocino's founding fathers. Located on Main St. in Mendocino, overlooking the mouth of Big River and Mendocino Bay; it houses an extensive collection of photographs and family histories.
SAT, 11am - Docent lead Historic Walking Tours
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The Crows Nest Visitor Center
Take a walk on the gorgeous south Fort Bragg Coastal Trail and stop by to see our articulated Sea Lion skeletons, search for whales through our telescopes, or just chat with one of our wonderful docents about our exhibits and programs.
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Greenwood Museum Visitor Center
The central theme of the visitor center is of Greenwood as a lumber town in the late 1800's through the early 1900's. Entering the visitor center you will see a mural depicting the Greenwood wharf which was built by the L.E. White Lumber Company. Open March - Oct. Sat and Sun. 11:00-1:00
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Guest House Museum
The Guest House Museum located on Main Street (Highway 1), houses the repository of artifacts and records telling the story of Fort Bragg. This beautiful Victorian is a centerpiece of Fort Bragg and is often a gathering place for local events.
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Temple of Kwan Tai
The Temple of Kwan Tai is perched on a south-facing hillside above Albion Street overlooking Mendocino Bay. A simple structure, amazingly built with $12.00 worth of virgin redwood, it survived remarkably intact for nearly 150 years prior to its restoration in 2001.
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Russian Gulch History
Contains a total area of 1,162 acres with 7,630 feet of ocean frontage. One of the many features of the headlands is the "blow hole." Its formation was made by the incessant pounding of waves against the coastal headlands.
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Mendocino History
Mendocino was discovered by mistake. Scouts were sent to salvage the remains of the Frolic shipwreck. By the time they arrived, the ship was demolished by the sea, but they noticed the huge redwood trees and the rest is history...
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MacKerricher Family History
Everyone has a story and the MacKerricher's story of how they came to the Mendocino Coast is fastinating. Now there is an incredibly beautiful State Park with their name.
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Blessed Sacrament Church
Mass: Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Your wedding day will be a uniquely memorable experience with a special touch of romance in this incredibly picturesque location. The rural setting and the powerful Pacific ocean provide an ideal backdrop for a romantic wedding ceremony.

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