Bigfoot Discovery Museum

Central Coast

Fascinating and compact museum detailing the story of Bigfoot in the surrounding Californian wilderness.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Central Coast attractions

1. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

0.33 MILES

The Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park has miles of hiking trails through old-growth redwood groves along the San Lorenzo River and campsites.

2. University of California, Santa Cruz

4.03 MILES

Check it: the school mascot is a banana slug! Established in 1965 in the hills above town, UCSC is known for its creative, liberal bent. The rural campus…

3. UCSC Arboretum

4.12 MILES

Amble around this peaceful arboretum and picturesquely decaying 19th-century structures from Cowell Ranch, upon which the UCSC campus was built.

4. Mystery Spot

4.21 MILES

A kitschy, old-fashioned tourist trap, Santa Cruz's Mystery Spot has scarcely changed since it opened in 1940. On a steeply sloping hillside, compasses…

5. Museum of Art & History

5.31 MILES

In Santa Cruz's downtown, rotating displays by contemporary California artists and exhibits that dive into local history are worth a quick look. Recent…

6. Sanctuary Exploration Center

6.02 MILES

Operated by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, this educational museum near the beach boardwalk is an interactive multimedia experience that…

8. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

6.13 MILES

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been an Americana classic like few others for over a century. Now as in 1907 when the amusement park first opened, the…