1630 Fourth St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707) 443-8041
Fax: (707) 443-9275
This mansion was the original home of one William Carson, an original 'Forty-niner' as he arrived in California that year from New Brunswick, Canada. Like many others, he tried and failed to find his fortune in gold, however he ultimately found success in the lumber industry and became a magnate. When the mansion was completed in 1886, the architects combined a mixture of Victorian styles (most notably Queen Anne) and it remains an impeccable example of this type of architecture in America. Today, the mansion is home to the Ingomar Club, in which its members maintain the grandiose edifice and its grounds, in addition to promoting athletics and other cultural pursuits for their members.
The J. Milton Carson House, also known as the Pink Lady Victorian Home, is a fascinating piece of Victorian architecture in Eureka. The finest details of architectural brilliance can be appreciated.
This museum provides a friendly, hands-on, interactive learning environment for children of all ages and it regularly presents over a dozen interactive and creative exhibits, including exhibits which highlight everything from a child-size grocery store to an "out-of-this world," three-dimensional planetarium experience.
The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum is a museum documenting the maritime history of the region of Humboldt Bay in the state of California through artifacts like pictures, archives and other records. The museum was founded in 1977 and one of the highlights of the museum is MV Madaket, an excursion vessel that is open for cruises.
The Sequoia Park Zoo was established way back in 1907, and is touted to be one of the foremost zoos in the region. This zoo offers a safe haven to its wild inhabitants and also allows visitors a chance to watch animals that are otherwise not seen around. The zoo features exotic birds like golden pheasant, animals like yaks, red pandas and so forth. For more details, check website.
This national park lies east of Redwood State and National Parks in northwestern California, and it stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. The park encompasses 957,590 National Forest acres and 133,410 acres of other ownership.
Set surrounded by a multitude of historic buildings and museums, Fort Humboldt State Historic Park is a prominent attraction in the city. A visit to this park will be entertaining and informative at the same time.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park is California's largest redwood state park with more than 52,000 acres of old growth coast redwoods. Visitors can enjoy more than 100 miles of hiking, horse, nature and bicycle trails, a visitor center with exhibits and a bookstore, picnic areas, the must-see Avenue of the Giants with Riverbend Cellars Winery, Eel River Brewing Company, and the Drive-Thru Tree, as well as fishing, canoeing and swimming in the Eel River. Three campgrounds offering 250 campsites have hot showers and fully accessible restrooms.
For those who love the beauty of a natural bay, then the Humboldt Bay would serve as a good venture. Located on the coastline of Northern California, it is the largest bay of its kind. There are various activities that you could consider when in this magnificent region of the Humboldt County. There are regular cruises on the bay which is entertaining and informative at the same time. Alongside, you would explore a wide species of birds and sea animals like seals and egrets, amongst others. Certainly, a must place to visit when in Eureka with the whole family.
This eye-catching building on H Street is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne style architecture in the city. Built in 1885, the building was host to the local chapter of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal organization. The building's original features, including the ornamentation, have been impeccably preserved, making it one of the most striking buildings in the city.
Whether you are a child or a grown up, spending some time at the The Humboldt Botanical Gardens in Eureka, California is sure to lift your spirits. Open since 2006, these botanical gardens house a plethora of plants, trees and shrubs. All the greenery around, with occasional color from the beautiful flowering plants will make you feel lively and relaxed. And if you've liked a particular plant too much, it can also be purchased from the nursery. The gardens also host special programs for kids, educating them about various kinds of plants and trees at the garden at free monthly classes.
Eel River Brewing Company is the brewery with a motto that attracts our kind of people: Be natural; drink naked. That