Eureka is the heart of Humboldt County. Situated as the western-most city in the contiguous United States, Eureka boasts gorgeous redwoods, a busy port and harbor, beautiful Victorian architecture, and easy accessibility to all the North Coast has to offer.
Just two blocks off of US Highway 101, Eureka's Old Town features dining and shopping all in a historical setting. Old Town features beautiful Victorian architecture; many of the stores and restaurants are housed in historical buildings. The famous Carson Mansion sits at the end of 2nd St. The Arkley Center for the Performing Arts is located in Old Town as well. Old Town also boasts gorgeous views of the Harbor and Marina.
The Eureka Harbor is most notable for being the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay. Due to a considerably narrow bay entrance, Humboldt Bay was not fully discovered until 1849; surprising, as it is the second largest bay in California! The large presence of wildlife off the coast makes Eureka popular amongst fishermen and nature-lovers alike. The marina is home to over 200 fishing boats. Eureka also operates the largest oyster farming operations on the West Coast.
Eureka boasts a 77 acre old-growth redwood grove that includes biking and hiking trails, as well as a children's playground. Sequoia Park lies within city limits, it is a short drive from downtown and the highway. Although the two locations are adjacent, and have very similar names, Sequoia Park and the Sequoia Park Zoo are operated separately.
Sequoia Park Zoo
The Sequoia Park Zoo sits within Sequoia Park. Operated since 1907, this local zoo is the oldest zoo in California and one of the smallest institutions to be accredited by American Zoo and Aquarium Association. It is home to over 100 animals and features a walk-through aviary and a kid-friendly barnyard area. Some animals featured at the zoo include a red panda and several different species of monkey, such as spider monkeys, tamarins, and gibbons.
The Sequoia Park Zoo is in a residential area, just minutes off of the US Highway 101 in Eureka.
The Eureka Inn
The Eureka Inn, located just off the US Highway 101 on 7th St. in Eureka, is a national historic landmark. The Inn opened in 1922, after Eureka began to become an industrial and agricultural center in Northern California. The architecture is a blend of English Tudor and contemporary styles. The interior has an Old World charm, with a high ceilinged lobby, polished redwood beams, and crystal chandeliers. The Inn has hosted a multitude of VIPs, including US Presidents Reagan, Hoover, and Ford, and many members of the film industry, such as Steven Spielberg, Shirley Temple, Bill Cosby, and Jeff Goldblum.
The Blue Ox Millworks
Blue Ox is a fully functioning Victorian job shop which produces custom architectural millwork, as well as interior and exterior details for historic homes and new construction projects around the United States. But it's more than that. Blue Ox is a school, a historic park, and a haven for craftsmen.
Permits are FREE in the City of Eureka! And are filed through the City Managers office (707) 441-4144.
Previous Film Experience
Previous experience includes Jennifer 8,
House Hunters and a Ford commerical amongst many other feature films, tv shows, and commercials.
We would like to thank the following websites for providing information for this month's newsletter: www.ci.eureka.ca.gov, www.eurekainn.com,