Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

North Coast & Redwoods

On the shores of Humboldt Bay, this sanctuary has 5 miles of walking and biking trails, plus outstanding birding. The Redwood Region Audubon Society offers guided walks on Saturdays at 8:30am, rain or shine, from the parking lot at I St’s south end. Friends of Arcata Marsh offer guided tours Saturdays at 2pm from the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.

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1. Jacoby’s Storehouse

0.48 MILES

Across from Arcata Plaza, the creaking halls of this 1857 mercantile building have received a handsome upgrade and now lead to restaurants, some tasteful…

2. Hotel Arcata

0.56 MILES

This handsome 1915 building was designed by a well known San Francisco architect of the time, W H Weeks. Built as a hotel, the first guests were…

3. Minor Theatre

0.58 MILES

This 1914 movie theater is reputed to be the oldest in the US. It reopened under independent ownership in 2016 after a period of closure and now screens…

4. Humboldt State University

1.06 MILES

The university on the northeastern side of town holds the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT), a world leader in developing sustainable…

5. Carson Mansion

5.26 MILES

Of Eureka’s fine Victorian buildings, the most famous is the ornate 1880s home of lumber baron William Carson. It took 100 men two years to build. Today…

6. Romano Gabriel Wooden Sculpture Garden

5.66 MILES

The coolest thing to gawk at downtown is this collection of whimsical outsider art that’s enclosed by aging glass. For 30 years, wooden characters in…

7. Clarke Historical Museum

5.66 MILES

The best community historical museum on this stretch of the coast houses a set of typically musty relics – needlework hankies and paintings of the area’s…