Bigfoot Discovery Museum

http://bigfootdiscoveryproject.com/

Admission: Free

The Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton is dedicated, unsurprisingly, to all things Bigfoot. Opened in 2004, the museum pictures, foot castings, videos, a giant diorama, and a whole ton of pop culture related Bigfoot stuff.


There are several nifty looking Bigfoot sculptures outside the building.


Giant Bigfoot plushie looks somewhat forlorn.

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Roaring Camp Railroads

http://www.roaringcamp.com/

Admission: $10 per car, $29 for the train ride.

Roaring Camp Railroads is located in Felton in the Santa Cruz Mountains and was opened in 1963. The camp runs trains both up to Bear Mountain and down to the Santa Cruz beach. The camp also features a cafe, gift shop and many historical activites and buildings.

Authentic steam engines are used and are the oldest narrow gauge steam engines providing passenger service in the US.


It is a cute little town.


Also, a nice gift shop.

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Walt Disney Family Museum

http://www.waltdisney.org/sp/

Admission: $20 (additional charges for special exhibits)

The Walt Disney Family Museum, located at the Presidio in San Francisco, was established in 2009. Dedicated to all things Walt Disney, the museum has features on Disney’s life, career, animation, the Disney studios and the Disney parks.


Its a good thing that they have very big banners, as the museum in located in one of the rather nondescript buildings at the Main Post.


Disney was an ambulance driver in WWII.

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Sacramento Lunar Flower Festival (Hoi Hoa Xuan)

http://www.gsvacc.org/

Admission: Free

The Lunar Flower Festival (Hoi Hoa Xuan) is an event that takes place around the Lunar New Year in Sacramento focusing onsale of the flowers and fruit traditionaly purchased for the new year’s celebrations.



As advertised, very pretty flowers, though less than I was expecting.


Also, fruit shaped like flowers.

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San Francisco Presidio

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San Francisco Presidio http://www.presidio.gov/Pages/default.aspx The San Francisco Presidio was originally a Spanish fort in the 1800s before being passed to Mexico and then the US. In fact, it was the center of defense for the West Coast during WWII and …

 

California Raptor Center

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California Raptor Center http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/calraptor/ Admission: Free The California Raptor Center is a part of the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine program. The Raptor Center specializes in the rescue and rehailitation of local raptors including hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. General raptor …

 

Cannery Row

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Cannery Row http://www.canneryrow.com/ Cannery Row is a historic district in Monterey, CA that was once home to numeorus seafood canning companies (hence the name). Made famous by John Stienbeck’s book of the same name, Cannery Row is mostly a shopping …

 

Monterey WhaleFest

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Monterey WhaleFest http://montereywharf.com/index.php Admission: free Monterey WhaleFest has been taking place at the Monterey Wharf since it’s inception in 2011. Despite it’s name, the festival focuses more on all sea creatures and the ocean in general. That’s a lot of …

 

Easyriders Bike Show Sacramento

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Easyriders Bike Show Sacramento http://www.easyridersevents.com/ Admission: $20 Easyriders magazine is one of the best well known bike (motorcycle, not bicycle) magazines available and, unsurprisingly, it’s bike show tour is also one best well known bike shows. The main purpose of …

 

Muir Woods

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Muir Woods http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm Admission: $7 Muir Woods is an old growth Redwoood forest located in Marin County and is a National Monument. Created in 1908, Muir Woods is named for famed naturalist John Muir, and was created when U.S. Congressman …