Lighthouse in Mendocino

Point Cabrillo Light Station

Built in 1909, this stout lighthouse stands on a 300-acre wildlife preserve north of town, between Russian Gulch and Caspar Beach. The grounds also contain a collection of restored 1900s-era houses and a large...

Gallery in Mendocino

Mendocino Art Center

Behind a yard of twisting iron sculpture, the city’s art center takes up a whole tree-filled block. It hosts exhibitions, nationally renowned art classes and the 81-seat Helen Schoeni Theatre, which is home to...

Museum in Mendocino

Kelley House Museum

Check out the research library and changing exhibits on early California and Mendocino. The 1861 museum hosts seasonal, two-hour walking tours for $10; call for times.

Temple in Mendocino

Kwan Tai Temple

Peering in the window of this 1852 temple reveals an old altar dedicated to the Chinese god of war. Tours are available by appointment and provide a fascinating insight into the history of the area's Chinese...