Cool Places to Visit in Northern California

Attraction County/Counties Area City or Nearest City Wikipedia Article Other Website Article Address or Directions Other Info
Honey Run Covered Bridge Butte Far North Honey Run Covered Bridge Honey Run Covered Bridge Honey Run Road at Centerville Road, about halfway between Chico and Paradise.
Redwood National Park Humboldt & Del Norte Far North Crescent City Redwood National Park Redwood National Park 1111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 No fee for National Park area but fees apply in state park areas
Trees of Mystery Del Norte Far North Klamath Trees of Mystery Trees of Mystery 15.00 per adult, 11.00 for seniors (60+)
Humboldt Redwoods State Park Humboldt Far North Rio Dell Humboldt Redwoods State Park Humboldt Redwoods State Park 10.00 Day use entry fee
The Eternal Treehouse Humboldt Far North Scotia The Eternal Treehouse 26510 Avenue of the Giants, Scotia, CA W-Sa 10-3 Call 415-310-1173
Chandelier Tree in Drive-Thru Tree Park Mendocino Far North Leggett Chandelier Tree in Drive-Thru Tree Park Chandelier Tree in Drive-Thru Tree Park 67402 Drive Thru Tree Road, Leggett, CA 95585 5.00 fee
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Shasta Far North Burney McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Northeast of Redding, 6 miles north of Highway 299 on Highway 89 near Burney 10.00 Day use entry fee
Lassen Volcanic National Park Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Tehama Far North Redding Lassen Volcanic National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park Vehicle Pass $20 good for up to a week
Turtle Bay Exploration Park Shasta Far North Redding Turtle Bay Exploration Park Turtle Bay Exploration Park 844 Sundial Bridge Drive , Redding, CA 96001 $16 per adult admission
Whiskeytown Natl Recreation Area Shasta & Trinity Far North Redding Whiskeytown Natl Recreation Area Whiskeytown Natl Recreation Area 14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Whiskeytown, CA 96095 10.00 weekly pass
Lava Beds National Monument Siskiyou and Modoc Far North Tulelake Lava Beds National Monument Lava Beds National Monument 1 Indian Well HQ, Tulelake , CA 96134 15.00 for seven days
Mount Shasta Siskiyou Far North Mount Shasta Mount Shasta No entry for parking fees for Shasta National Forest areas
Grover Hot Springs State Park Alpine Gold Country Markleeville Grover Hot Springs State Park Grover Hot Springs State Park 3415 Hot Springs Rd, Markleeville, CA 96120 Pool fees are $10 per adult, camping is $35 /night
Black Chasm Caverns Amador Gold Country Volcano Black Chasm Caverns Black Chasm Caverns 15701 Pioneer Volcano Rd., Pine Grove, CA 95689 14.75 per adult
Angels Camp Calaveras Gold Country Angels Camp Angels Camp Angels Camp This is a small town but looks scenic
Calaveras Big Trees State Park Calaveras and Tuolumne Gold Country Arnold Calaveras Big Trees State Park Calaveras Big Trees State Park 1170 California 4, Arnold, CA 95223 Fee was $8 as of 2012 but might be more now
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP El Dorado Gold Country Placerville Marshall Gold Discovery SHP Marshall Gold Discovery SHP 310 Back St, Coloma, CA 95613 8.00 per car as of 2014
Emerald Bay State Park El Dorado Gold Country Tahoma Emerald Bay State Park Emerald Bay State Park 11001 CA-89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Can't find any info on entrance fees so it might be free
Empire Mine SHP Nevada Gold Country Grass Valley Empire Mine SHP Empire Mine SHP 10791 East Empire Street, Grass Valley, CA 7.00 per adult
Donner Memorial State Park Nevada and Placer Gold Country Truckee Donner Memorial State Park Donner Memorial State Park 12593 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 8.00 parking fee
Donner Summit Railroad Hike Nevada Gold Country Donner Summit Railroad Hike One way to start is about half way up Donner Pass road at a turnoff 100 yards from the Donner Summit Bridge. Supposedly Union Pacific property but signs may or may not be posted
Pinnacles National Park San Benito and Monterey Monterey Bay Soledad Pinnacles National Park Pinnacles National Park 5000 Highway 146, Paicines, CA 95043 15.00 per vehicle good up to 7 days
Fremont Peak State Park Monterey and San Benito Monterey Bay San Juan Bautista Fremont Peak State Park Fremont Peak State Park Off of Highway 156, 11-miles south of San Juan Bautista on San Juan Canyon Road, OR 6878 San Juan County Road, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 6.00 per vehicle fee
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park San Benito Monterey Bay San Juan Bautista San Juan Bautista State Historic Park San Juan Bautista State Historic Park 2nd Street between Washington & Mariposa Streets, 19 Franklin St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 Can't find any info on fees
Santa Cruz Mystery Spot Santa Cruz Monterey Bay Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Mystery Spot Santa Cruz Mystery Spot 465 Mystery Spot Road, Santa Cruz, CA 5.00 per vehicle parking plus 6.00 per adult
Blackhawk Auto Museum Contra Costa Northeast Bay Danville Blackhawk Auto Museum Blackhawk Auto Museum 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506 15.00 per adult, open W-Su
Mount Diablo State Park Contra Costa Northeast Bay Danville Mount Diablo State Park Mount Diablo State Park 10.00 per car
Aerospace Museum of California Sacramento Sacramento McClellan Aerospace Museum of California Aerospace Museum of California 3200 Freedom Park Drive, McClellan, CA 95652 8.00 per adult
UC Davis Arboretum Yolo Sacramento Davis UC Davis Arboretum UC Davis Arboretum Arboretum is free but parking on campus is 9.00
List of Museums in the SF Bay Area - Wikipedia Multiple San Francisco List of Museums in the SF Bay Area - Wikipedia
Legion of Honor Museum San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum Legion of Honor Museum Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 10.00 per adult
USS Pampanito Museum San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco USS Pampanito Museum USS Pampanito Museum Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 16.00 per adult
Hiller Aviation Museum San Mateo San Francisco San Carlos Hiller Aviation Museum Hiller Aviation Museum 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 15.00 per adult
Castle Air Museum Merced San Joaquin Valley Atwater Castle Air Museum Castle Air Museum 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, CA 95301 12.00 per adult, 8.00 per senior (60+)
Berlin Wall Slabs Santa Clara Silicon Valley Mountain View Berlin Wall Slabs Berlin Wall Slabs 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Free
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Silicon Valley Mountain View Computer History Museum Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 15.00 per adult
The Space Station Museum Marin Wine Country Novato The Space Station Museum 464 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949 Free but only open F-Su and also Thur by appt only
The Musem of International Propaganda Marin Wine Country San Rafael The Musem of International Propaganda 1000 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 Appears to be free but parking is metered
Point Reyes National Seashore Marin Wine Country Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes National Seashore Free, also make sure to find the Cypress Tree Tunnel
Castello di Amorosa Napa Wine Country Calistoga Castello di Amorosa Castello di Amorosa 4045 Saint Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515 25.00 per adult
Old Faithful Geyser Napa Wine Country Calistoga Old Faithful Geyser Old Faithful Geyser 14.00 per adult, 12.00 per senior (55+)
Petrified Forest Napa Wine Country Calistoga Petrified Forest Petrified Forest 10.00 per adult
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve Sonoma Wine Country Guerneville Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve 8.00 per vehicle entrance fee but if you park at the visitor center and walk 10 minutes in you can save the fee


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