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The State of California has a variety of museums, visitor centers, and cultural attractions in the following counties.  Before visiting a museum listed on this page, be sure to check its address and hours of operation by visiting its website or contacting it. The museum may have relocated or closed, and hours of operation may be irregular. Tourist information is available at your fingertips by clicking on the California county name you are interested in visiting.

Each county is suffixed by a parenthesized value, indicating the number of listings in that county.

California Counties

Alameda (16)
Alpine (1)
Amador (2)
Butte (5)
Calaveras (2)
Colusa (1)
Contra Costa (10)
El Dorado (5)
Fresno (8)
Glenn (2)
Humboldt (7)
Imperial (2)
Inyo (1)
Kern (18)
Kings (3)
Lake (3)
Los Angeles (80)
Madera (6)
Marin (6)
Mariposa (1)
Mendocino (5)
Merced (3)
Mono (2)
Monterey (8)
Napa (7)
Nevada (1)
Orange (22)
Placer (5)
Plumas (2)
Riverside (22)
Sacramento (8)
San Bernardino (16)
San Diego (51)
San Francisco (18)
San Joaquin (8)
San Luis Obispo (10)
San Mateo (6)
Santa Barbara (14)
Santa Clara (24)
Santa Cruz (7)
Sierra (1)
Siskiyou (6)
Solano (3)
Sonoma (17)
Stanislaus (4)
Tehama (2)
Tulare (4)
Tuolumne (3)
Ventura (11)
Yolo (3)
Yuba (1)

Alameda County

Alpine County

  • Alpine County Museum
    School Street
    Markleeville, California  96120  Map
    1-530-694-2317

Amador County

  • Amador Whitney Museum
    14170 State Highway 49
    Amador City, California  95601  Map
    1-209-267-0928

  • Monteverde General Store Museum
    11 Randolph
    Sutter Creek, California  95685  Map
    1-209-267-1431

Butte County

  • Chico Museum
    141 Salem Street
    Chico, California  95928  Map
    1-530-891-4336

  • Westside Little League Park
    1550 Marauder Street
    Chico, California  95973  Map
    1-530-345-4912

  • Yuba Feather Historical Museum
    19096 New York Flat Road
    Forbestown, California  95941  Map
    1-530-675-1025
    Located in the Chico area.

  • Gridley Museum
    601 Kentucky Street
    Gridley, California  95948  Map
    1-530-846-4482
    Located in the Chico area.

  • Gold Nugget Museum
    502 Pearson Road
    Paradise, California  95969  Map
    1-530-872-8722
    Located in the Chico area.

Calaveras County

  • Calaveras Visitors Bureau
    1192 South Main
    Angels Camp, California  95222  Map
    1-209-736-0049

  • Mokelumne Hill History Society Inc
    8328 Main Street
    Mokelumne Hill, California  95245  Map
    1-209-286-1770

Colusa County

  • Sacramento Valley Museum
    1495 E Street
    Williams, California  95987  Map
    1-530-473-2978

Contra Costa County

El Dorado County

  • El Dorado County Historical Society Museum
    524 Main Street
    Placerville, California  95667  Map
    1-530-626-0773
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum
    3058 US Highway 50
    South Lake Tahoe, California  96150  Map
    1-530-541-5458
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
    1156 Ski Run Boulevard
    South Lake Tahoe, California  96150  Map
    1-530-544-5050
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Tallac Museum & Historic Site
    Highway 89
    South Lake Tahoe, California  96150  Map
    1-530-541-5227
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Tallac Museum Store
    Emerald Bay Road
    South Lake Tahoe, California  96156  Map
    1-530-542-2787
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

Fresno County

Glenn County

  • Alta Schmidt House Museum
    936 4th Street
    Orland, California  95963  Map
    1-530-865-5444

  • Willows Museum
    336 West Walnut Street
    Willows, California  95988  Map
    1-530-934-5644

Humboldt County

Imperial County

  • Calexico Parks Recreation & Community Center
    707 Dool Avenue
    Calexico, California  92231  Map
    1-760-768-2176
    Located in the El Centro area.

  • Pioneers Museum
    373 East Aten Road
    Imperial, California  92251  Map
    1-760-352-3211
    Located in the El Centro area.

Inyo County

  • Eastern California Museum
    155 North Grant
    Independence, California  93526  Map
    1-760-878-0258
    Located in the Bishop area.

Kern County

Kings County

  • Adventure Park
    1495 Glendale Avenue
    Hanford, California  93230  Map
    1-559-582-6000

  • Hanford Carnegie Museum Inc
    109 East 8th Street
    Hanford, California  93230  Map
    1-559-584-1367

  • Mooney Sarah A Memorial Museum
    542 West D Street
    Lemoore, California  93245  Map
    1-559-925-0321
    Located in the Hanford-Corcoran area.

Lake County

  • State Parks and Recreation Department
    5300 Soda Bay Road
    Kelseyville, California  95451  Map
    1-707-279-2267
    Located in the Clearlake area.

  • Lake County Museum
    255 North Main Street
    Lakeport, California  95453  Map
    1-707-263-4555
    Located in the Clearlake area.

  • Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center
    15500 Central Park Road
    Middletown, California  95461  Map
    1-707-987-4270
    Located in the Clearlake area.

Los Angeles County

Madera County

Marin County

Mariposa County

  • Mariposa Museum & History Center Inc
    5119 Jessie Street
    Mariposa, California  95338  Map
    1-209-966-2924

Mendocino County

  • Anderson Valley Historical Museum
    12340 Highway 128
    Boonville, California  95415  Map
    1-707-895-3207
    Located in the Ukiah area.

  • Mackerricher State Park Visitors Center
    24100 Mackerricher Park Road
    Fort Bragg, California  95437  Map
    1-707-964-8898
    Located in the Ukiah area.

  • Mendocino Coast Historical
    32151 Airport Road
    Fort Bragg, California  95437  Map
    1-707-964-8687
    Located in the Ukiah area.

  • Van DAMM State Park Visitor Center
    8125 North Highway 1
    Littleriver, California  95456  Map
    1-707-937-4016
    Located in the Ukiah area.

  • Kelley House Museum Inc
    45007 Albion
    Mendocino, California  95460  Map
    1-707-937-5791
    Located in the Ukiah area.

Merced County

  • Central California Historical Military Museum
    2 Museum
    Dos Palos, California  93620  Map
    1-209-392-8264
    Located in the Merced area.

  • Gustine Museum
    397 4th Street
    Gustine, California  95322  Map
    1-209-854-2344
    Located in the Merced area.

  • Milliken Museum
    905 Pacheco Boulevard
    Los Banos, California  93635  Map
    1-209-826-5505
    Located in the Merced area.

Mono County

  • Mammoth Museum and Historical Preserve
    5489 Sherwn Creek Road
    Mammoth Lakes, California  93546  Map
    1-760-934-6918

  • Mammoth Ski Museum
    100 College Parkway
    Mammoth Lakes, California  93546  Map
    1-760-934-6592

Monterey County

Napa County

Nevada County

  • Grass Valley Museum
    410 South Church Street
    Grass Valley, California  95945  Map
    1-530-273-5509

Orange County

Placer County

  • For Tourist Information
    13411 Lincoln Way
    Auburn, California  95603  Map
    1-530-887-2111
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Joss House Museum
    215 Sacramento Street
    Auburn, California  95603  Map
    1-530-823-0373
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Tahoe Maritime Museum
    5205 West Lake Boulevard
    Homewood, California  96141  Map
    1-530-525-9253
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Placer Valley Tourism
    300 Harding Boulevard Suite #109
    Roseville, California  95678  Map
    1-916-773-5400

  • North Lake Tahoe Historical Socatson Cabin Museum
    560 North Lake Boulevard
    Tahoe City, California  96145  Map
    1-530-583-8717
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

Plumas County

  • Portola Railroad Museum
    PO Box 608
    Portola, California  96122  Map
    1-530-832-4131

  • Westwood Museum
    311 Ash Street
    Westwood, California  96137  Map
    1-530-256-2233

Riverside County

Sacramento County

San Bernardino County

San Diego County

San Francisco County

San Joaquin County

San Luis Obispo County

San Mateo County

Santa Barbara County

Santa Clara County

Santa Cruz County

Sierra County

  • Underground Gold Miners Museum
    356 Main Street
    Alleghany, California  95910  Map
    1-530-287-3330

Siskiyou County

Solano County

  • Western Railway Museum
    Highway 12
    Rio Vista, California  94571  Map
    1-707-374-2978
    Located in the Vallejo-Fairfield area.

  • Vacaville Museum
    213 Buck Avenue
    Vacaville, California  95688  Map
    1-707-447-4513
    Located in the Vallejo-Fairfield area.

  • Museum Book Shop
    734 Marin Street
    Vallejo, California  94590  Map
    1-707-643-0077

Sonoma County

Stanislaus County

  • Great Valley Museum of Natural History
    1100 Stoddard Avenue
    Modesto, California  95350  Map
    1-209-575-6196

  • Hillier Air Museum
    700 Tioga Drive
    Modesto, California  95354  Map
    1-209-526-8297

  • Hershey Visitor's Center
    1400 South Yosemite Avenue
    Oakdale, California  95361  Map
    1-209-848-8126
    Located in the Modesto area.

  • Oakdale Cowboy Museum & Tourist Center
    355 East F Street
    Oakdale, California  95361  Map
    1-209-847-7049
    Located in the Modesto area.

Tehama County

  • Kelly Griggs House Museum
    311 Washington Street
    Red Bluff, California  96080  Map
    1-530-527-1129

  • Tehama County Museum
    3D Centre
    Tehama, California  96090  Map
    1-530-384-2595
    Located in the Red Bluff area.

Tulare County

  • Alta District Society & Depot Museum
    289 North K Street
    Dinuba, California  93618  Map
    1-559-591-2144
    Located in the Visalia-Porterville area.

  • Porterville Museum
    257 North D Street
    Porterville, California  93257  Map
    1-559-784-2053

  • Heritage Complex
    4450 South Laspina Street
    Tulare, California  93274  Map
    1-559-688-1030
    Located in the Visalia-Porterville area.

  • Imagine U Children's Museum
    708 East Main Street
    Visalia, California  93292  Map
    1-559-733-5975

Tuolumne County

  • Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum
    18990 State Highway 120
    Groveland, California  95321  Map
    1-209-962-0300
    Located in the Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge area.

  • Friends Outside the Mother Lode Visitor Center
    5100 Obyrnes Ferry Road
    Jamestown, California  95327  Map
    1-209-984-5523
    Located in the Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge area.

  • Tuolumne City Memorial Museum
    18663 Carter Street
    Tuolumne, California  95379  Map
    1-209-928-3516
    Located in the Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge area.

Ventura County

Yolo County

  • Hattie Weber Museum of Davis
    445 Centre Street
    Davis, California  95616  Map
    1-530-758-5637
    Located in the Sacramento-Roseville-Woodland area.

  • Hays Antique Truck Museum
    1962 Hays Lane
    Woodland, California  95776  Map
    1-530-666-1044

  • Heidrick AG History Center
    1962 Hays Lane
    Woodland, California  95776  Map
    1-530-666-9700

Yuba County

  • Mary Aaron Memorial Museum
    704 D Street
    Marysville, California  95901  Map
    1-530-743-1004
    Located in the Yuba City area.


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