Introduction to Eureka, California
The Pacific coastal location of Eureka on Humboldt Bay adjoining to the copious Redwood forests provided a favorable environment for the birth of this 19th century seaport town. Various groups of miners, loggers and fishermen began making their mark in this unspoiled wilderness of the California North Coast beginning more than 150 years ago. Before that time, the region was inhabited by small groups of indigenous people.
Eureka and Nearby Attractions
- Sequoia Park Zoo.
- Humboldt Botanical Garden.
- Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
- Morris Graves Museum of Art.
- Clark Memorial Museum.
- McFarlan House.
Things To Do In Eureka
The city of Eureka provides a great time for history buffs, with several worthwhile museums to visit. These museums include an extensive collection of artifacts of the Yurok, Hupa and Karuk tribes, such as woven baskets and dance regalia. The road that crosses Humboldt Bay via the Samoa Bridge makes for a great scenic drive. The city has many lovely parks and also operates an 18-hole golf course at 4750 Fairway Drive.
Arcata airport is the closest good sized airport.
Eureka Higher Education
The city is served College Of The Redwoods.