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Top things to do in Mendocino

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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Scenic Drives; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches, historic lighthouses and old-time fishing villages.
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Geologic Formations; State Parks; Outdoors
A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Beaches; State Parks; Outdoors
This park's view of the Mendocino headlands is enhanced by a spectacular array of wildflowers.
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
A beautiful estuary in which to observe nature.
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Outdoors
This reserve is famous for its Staircase Trail
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Beaches; State Parks; Outdoors

Van Damme State Park Van Damme State Park is four miles south of Mendocino on the northern California Coast. Half of the campsites sits along Little River Creek in a lush fern... more »

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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of Mendocino, today serves as a visitors center on the region.
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Ranked #12 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Built in 1854, this is believed to be rural California's oldest Taoist temple.
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Owner description: Funding for MAPA's vital mission comes from grantors, fundraisers, special events, donations, memberships, visitor center... more » Owner description: Funding for MAPA's vital mission comes from grantors, fundraisers, special events, donations, memberships, visitor center operations, volunteers and our local communities. This multifaceted team effort, along with collaboration of the Department of Parks and Recreation, makes possible the park improvement projects and natural and cultural history programs that inspire thousands of people !! « less
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