No Visit to a California destination would be complete without visiting one of the many museums. California has a reputation as a haven for people with creative minds, and you can see this in its multifaceted cultural offerings. Arts abound here in four main formats: large-scale, world-class organizations; smaller, quirkier museums, often showcasing the Golden State’s history and its abundant idiosyncratic subcultures (think surfers, Silicon Valley techno-wizards, and Peanuts aficionados).
When the weather hinders traditional camping activities (or not) stretch your mind with a visit to one of California’s museums.
Highland Art Center, Weaverville – The Highland Art Center presents a new show of local and regional art each month throughout the year. Read More
Gaumer’s Mineral and Mining Museum, Red Bluff – Featuring fifty years and four generations of collecting. Beautiful, rare gem and minerals specimens from around the world , stone carvings, fossils, Native American artifacts, a fluorescent mineral display, and a detailed replica of an old mine tunnel complete with ore car, tracks and mining equipment. The free museum is open to the public during normal business hours; group tours are available for schools and special interest groups. Read More
McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Redding – The Botanical Gardens is the newest addition to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The Gardens comprise 20 acres of mediterranean-climate display gardens, a children’s garden, a medicinal garden, and two beautiful and unique water features. Read More
Loomis Museum – Lassen National Park is located off Highway 44 east of Redding. Situated at the northwest entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Loomis Museum resides at the turnoff for Manzanita Lake and campground from Highway 89. The museum is named after B.F. Loomis who documented Mt. Lassen’s 1914-1915 eruption. Exhibits include photographs and photography equipment used to document the eruption and traditional Atsugewi Indian basketry. A small auditorium depicts the history, geology, flora and fauna of Mt. Lassen. Visit www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/hours.htm
Editorial information provided in part by CaliforniaRevealed.com, a collection of native Californians and travelers who spend their time exploring California and sharing their discoveries.
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