Avenue of the Giants
Surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, this world-famous scenic drive is by far the most outstanding display of giant trees in the California redwood belt. Enter the deep forest and be transported to a fairy-tale landscape
The Avenue of the Giants is 31 miles off old Highway 101, paralleling today's modern-day freeway US-101. Take an automobile tour through these ancient, massive redwood trees with stops along the way at interpretive signs. Other great activities include biking, fishing, hiking, swimming, and picnicking. The Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center is a good place to buy informative books and maps.
Humboldt State University
Live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains, and beaches. The northernmost campus of the California State University system, Humboldt State University students are known for their commitment to caring for the environment and supporting the community and social justice.
As per the Princeton Review, it is the "Best in the West College" and is consistently a top regional university according to U.S. News & World Reports.
Regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne style architecture, the Carson Mansion is considered the grandest Victorian home in America.
Built with the fortunes of lumber baron William Carson, this Queen Anne home is today the headquarters of the Ingomar Club, a private men's club, whose mission is to preserve the Mansion. The buildings and grounds are not open to the public, but that doesn't stop visitors from taking photos of the Mansion's resplendent exterior. It's a focal point of Old Town Eureka, not to be missed on a walking tour.
College of the Redwoods
College of the Redwoods is a public two-year community college with its main campus in Eureka, California. It offers certificates and associate degrees in a variety of disciplines.
Some of the degrees offered include Mathematics, Computer Support Specialist, Digital Media, and Restaurant Management.
Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum
With a great selection of gems, minerals, jewelry, arts, and unusual gifts at a reasonable price, the Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum is a favorite among visitors to Fortuna.
Phone : +1 707-725-2714
The Victorian Village of Ferndale
The Victorian Village of Ferndale is a quaint and magical town that combines Victorian-era architecture and coastal scenery to give visitors a memorable experience.
Phone : +1 (707) 786-4477
The perfect attraction for railroad enthusiasts and historians, the Fortuna Depot Museum preserves the history of Fortuna and the Eel River Valley. Set up in 1893, the museum originally was located at the foot of 7th Street, where the station master's home still is.
Visitors to this longtime train depot can check out collections of old locks, barbed wires, fishing gear, lures, and dolls. Visitors will also find Fortuna High School yearbooks from 1906, old newspapers, Native American baskets, books, and everyday household items.
River Lodge Conference Center
River Lodge Conference Center is a short 5 minute walk from Super 8 Fortuna and offers three conference rooms that can accommodate 10 to 870 people.
The conference center offers packages and catering options to meet your needs and all meeting rooms offer views of Eel River.
Redwood Sky Walk
This elevated walkway allows guests to experience a unique eco-adventure at the Sequoia Park Zoo.
Consisting of suspended bridges, with the highest 100 feet from the forest floor, zoo visitors can see and explore the redwood trees from a different perspective.