Things to Do in Willits

Mendocino County Redwoods

Mendocino County Redwoods

“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary…

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The Skunk Train

The Skunk Train

Wolf Tree Turn Route from Willits Come ride the skunk in its natural habitat. Forty miles of railroad run through majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows, and over 30 trestles bridging the pristine mountain waters of Northern California. Discover historic Wolf Tree Turn,  scenic journey departing Willits and traveling over the highest point of the…

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Noyo Theatre

Noyo Theatre

The Noyo Theatre, located at 57 East Commercial Street, was purchased by Jeff and Lois in 2012 and this grand old building is now a state of the art theatre, showing first run movies.  Check out their website for what’s playing while you’re in town.

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Frank Grasse Dog Park

Frank Grasse Dog Park

The Frank Grasse Dog Park is a free, off-leash facility for friendly dogs and their people. The park features one large enclosure adjacent to the Willits Skate Park and one smaller enclosure beside the Roots of Motive Power train tracks.

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Willits Center for the Arts

Willits Center for the Arts

The Willits Center for the Arts’ mission is to support active cultural participation and artistic expression in the City of Willits and its surrounding communities by providing a public space for gallery shows, arts activities, education, cultural activities, and community enrichment.  The Center hosts art exhibits, classes, music and dance performance.  Check out their calendar…

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Willits Skate Park

Willits Skate Park

The Willits Skate Park is a hidden gem in Northern California, in the heart of Mendocino County. This park gets better the more you skate there and it’s definitely worth the trip.

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Mendocino County Museum

Mendocino County Museum

The Mendocino County Museum collects, conserves and celebrates the stories, artifacts, and archives of the people and places in Mendocino County.  Some of the exhibits on display include a 10,000 year-old Clovis Point, actual storefronts of historic businesses, 19th century stagecoaches and a “new settler” hippie van. It is a great opportunity to discover what…

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Roots of Motive Power

Roots of Motive Power

Roots of Motive Power is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1982 to preserve and restore steam- and diesel-powered equipment used in the California north coast logging industry from the 1850s to the present. Roots has collected a very complete blacksmith shop, several period machine shop tools, and has a Research Library of early steam and…

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Brooktrails Golf Course

Brooktrails Golf Course

The Brooktrails Golf Course is a unique & beautiful 9 hole walking course on 40 acres of majestic redwoods.  It is a great course for both beginning and advanced golfers, with many events scheduled throughout the year.  They now also offer a newly constructed 18-hold disc gold course, fun for the whole family!  

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Lake Ada Rose

Lake Ada Rose

Lake Ada Rose is a reservoir located just 2.2 miles from Willits, and is another great place to go fishing (whether you’re an avid fisherperson or just like to drop a pole in the water and read a book). You will need to have a fishing license; for license purchase, fishing rules and regulations please…

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Lake Emily

Lake Emily

Lake Emily is a reservoir located just 3 miles from Willits, and is a great place to go fishing.  There is a large variety of fish including lake trout, bass, catfish, and more.  You will need to have a fishing license; for license purchase, fishing rules and regulations please visit the California Fish & Wildlife…

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Seabiscuit’s Home

Seabiscuit’s Home

Seabiscuit – The little horse that could Ridgewood Ranch, off hwy 101 about 7 miles south of Willits, was the home of and is the final resting place for the great racing legend, Seabiscuit. Check out our Seabiscuit packages. Visitors can tour the working ranch Seabiscuit called home and experience the spine-tingling excitement of watching…

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Five Hiking Trails You Will Love

Five Hiking Trails You Will Love

Here’s your guide to Willits hiking. There are several former logging trails in Brooktrails Township in Willits that have been restored into great hiking trails.

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