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Mendocino County Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Eclectic mix of history

I love the Mendocino County History Museum. It is a must see for visors and Locals if you have yet... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Tiffany D
Willits, California
Visit the past

Our County Museum is a wonderful find. There is so much to look at and learn about. From the old... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Willits, California
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I love the Mendocino County History Museum. It is a must see for visors and Locals if you have yet to go....Awesome exhibits and fun fr the whole family. I don't want to give a spoiler review. Go check it out.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Our County Museum is a wonderful find. There is so much to look at and learn about. From the old ice cream shop to the dentists office, the wagons and trains, it's quite fabulous! There are always new things to see and I love taking...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The $4 entry was reasonable. The staff was very welcoming. They had a nice variety of exhibits—lots of old wagons, vignettes of dentist office, soda shop etc, Native American exhibit, trains and the racehorse Seabisuit.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 21 March 2018

My wife and I visited this museum expecting a rather rinky-dink experience. It was, however, an extremely well presented and maintained museum with lots of interesting displays that reflect the county. Three highlights were: 1. The Honoring of Fallen Military - It was refreshing to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Yankeerev
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit this museum today for the dozenth time and I’m so glad we did. My grandfather has volunteered here for some years as a research librarian and my entire life he has been obsessed with trains. He’s the kindest and most knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kate D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We visited the museum where we saw a comlete history of Willits that was very well done. Next door we visited the Roots of Power steam engine museum with many operating engines including a train. Really a wonderful display of steam engine history.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Walt53
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Staff at Baechtel Creek Hotel told us about the museum and it was definitely worth the visit --- it is actually pretty amazing for a small town!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank geeksqueek813
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The museum is a must see for local Mendocino County history. Closely allied to it is the Roots of Motive Power collection of old steam and diesel logging equipment, including several locomotives. Roots has several steam-ups every year. It is supported by a team of...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank James K
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A cute local county museum, that has been updated. New venting and new lighting, lots more signs and placards to explain exhibits. Fun look back at small town in the past, local industry (diary and wine), local native American tribes, and just a fun history...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank longingforord
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We found a great way to spend a rainy day in Willits. What a real treat! Going back in time to a simplier Willits! They creatively brought under one building several original businesses from yesteryear for us to see. I love the Ice Cream Parlor...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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