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Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Historic Site in Santa Barbara, CA USA

The Queen of the Missions Old Mission Santa Barbara is a cultural and historic landmark and one of the oldest buildings in the city of Santa Barbara. Visitors can peruse the breathtaking Mission grounds on self-guided tours daily.


California Gold & Silver Settlements
California Gold & Silver Settlements Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Mammoth Lakes, CA USA

Museums and historical sites in the Mammoth Lakes area pay tribute to life in the Old West and share the area's cultural heritage.

Historic Downtown Petaluma
Historic Downtown Petaluma Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Petaluma, CA USA

Victorian charm meets Wine Country sophistication Nestled along the banks of the Petaluma River and chartered in 1858, Petaluma is one of California's oldest and most picturesque cities. Located just 32 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is the southernmost city in Sonoma County.

The Baker Creek Seed Bank
The Baker Creek Seed Bank Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Napa, CA
Historic Site in Petaluma, CA USA

Stop by the Seed Bank, housed in a stately, historic bank building, for hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds, local products and gardening supplies.

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Jamestown, CA USA

Home of the "movie train" - a great railway museum If you love old trains, Raitown is a must! It brings America's glorious railway past to life! The museum includes a working train with historic cars operating from April through October that lets visitors relive the experience of early train travel.


Bodie Ghost Town
Bodie Ghost Town
Historic Site in Mammoth Lakes, CA USA

Bodie Ghost Town is the largest unrestored ghost town in the West. Visitors can explore the museum, follow a self guided tour, or wander the streets peeking in the windows of homes, stores, saloons, barberships and a church for a glimpse into life of a bygone era.

Fort Ross State Historic Park
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Historic Site in Jenner, CA USA

California State Historic Park showcasing a historic Russian Fort Ross, one of the main tourist attractions between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, is a California State Historic Park showcasing a historic Russian-era fort compound that has been designated National Historic Landmark status?.

Original Farmers Market
Original Farmers Market things to do on a rainy day in Los Angeles, CA
Historic Site in Los Angeles, CA USA

Tourist destination containing shopping, dining and services Established in 1934, when a dozen local farmers parked their trucks on an open field (once a dairy farm) to sell fresh produce to local residents, the Market has remained true to its roots ever since.

Petaluma Adobe
Petaluma Adobe
Historic Site in Petaluma, CA USA

Step into old California with a visit to the headquarters of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo's vast cattle rancho dating from 1836-1846. Open Tues., Wed., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. û 5 p.m.


Roaring Camp Railroads
Roaring Camp Railroads
Historic Site in Felton, CA USA

Step back into the 1880s See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Travel on authentic 19th-century steam trains over trestles and through the Big Trees to the summit of Bear Mountain.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Historic Site in Fish Camp, CA USA

Scenic steam train excursions near Yosemite National Park History is relived at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Antique Shay steam logging locomotives power trains that take visitors back in time to the gold rush days when railroads help build America.

Cattaneo Bros. Beef Jerky & Sausage
Cattaneo Bros. Beef Jerky & Sausage
Historic Site in San Luis Obispo, CA USA

Beef Jerky, Turkey Jerky, European Style Sausages, and more! In 1947, William Cattaneo Sr., started a beef jerky making business with just $200 and a recipe in mind. He had perfected his ingredients during the 1940’s in the basement of a small butcher shop in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Historic Downtown Winters
Historic Downtown Winters
Historic Site in Winters, CA USA

Founded in 1875, downtown exhibits many historic buildings of city of Winters.

Historic Santa Paula
Historic Santa Paula
Historic Site in Santa Paula, CA USA

Historic Architecture, Arts, Museums, Hiking Santa Paula, Ca is a quaint town just 15 minutes from Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo. The historic airport is the site of many famous Holly wood movies as well as Hollywood legends' airplane hangars. Santa Paula has as many museums per capita as Paris, France.

Kearney Mansion
Kearney Mansion things to do on a rainy day in Fresno, CA
Historic Site in Fresno, CA USA



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