Tuesday, July 26, 2016

5 North: Woodland, California Agriculture Museum


California Agriculture Museum  1962 Hays Lane, (530) 666-9700.  W-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.  $10, 65+ $8, 6-12 $5.  This museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of antique agricultural equipment produced prior to 1931.  A still-operating 1906 steam engine is the oldest piece.  Items I found particularly interesting are a Caterpillar '10-wide' tractor called Grandpa and a yellow-wheeled Russell steam traction engine for grain farming that weighs in at 17,350 pounds.  Note that the Hays Antique Truck collection--which with 250 vintage trucks is the largest collection of rare trucks in North America--moved out of this building and went to Reno in 2013.


outside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
outside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


inside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
inside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


Caterpillar 10-wide tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
Caterpillar 10-wide tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


Russell steam traction engine at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
Russell steam traction engine at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


red-wheeled tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
red-wheeled tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


huge tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
huge tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


children's play area at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
children's play area at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


inexpensive post cards at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
inexpensive post cards at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

5 North: Woodland, background and hotels


          Once the richest community in the state, Woodland has more than 400 historic homes situated in its historic district and the downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Shops and restaurants operate within a blend of old and new buildings.  It is a friendly town, and sometimes it seems like everyone knows everyone. 

          Located east of Highway 505, at intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 5; south of Highway 505/Highway 5 junction.  Take Highway 505 to Highway 16 east towards Sacramento; or exit Highway 80 at Highway 113 north by Davis; about a 10-minute drive from Davis.

Carnegie Library in Woodland, California
Carnegie Library in Woodland, California

rose garden in Woodland, California
rose garden in Woodland, California

Dog Gone Alley in Woodland, California
Dog Gone Alley in Woodland, California

          Woodland has no B&Bs.  Hotels are clustered together on a gigantic plaza just off the freeway, about 2 miles from downtown and 8 miles from Sacramento International Airport.  More lodging information. 

Comfort Suites Woodland  2080 Freeway Dr., (530) 723-5900.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Woodland  2100 Freeway Dr., (530) 723-5067.

Hampton Inn & Suites  2060 Freeway Dr., (530) 662-9100.

Holiday Inn Express  2070 Freeway Dr., (800) 919-7750, (530) 662-7750.  


Holiday Inn Express in Woodland, California
Holiday Inn Express in Woodland, California

More info:  Yolo County Visitors Bureau    

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