Alturas Travel Guide

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Alturas Things to Do

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    by Basaic Written Oct 9, 2009

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    There are several other old, historic buildings in town with interesting architectural style. Two of these are The Elks Building and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

    The Elks Building Sacred Heart Catholic Church
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    by Basaic Written Oct 9, 2009

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    Alturas is the county seat for Modoc County. The county courthouse was constructed in 1914 using the neo-classical style of architecture. With its striking copper painted dome it is one of the prettier courthouses I have seen in the state.

    Modoc County Courthouse Modoc County Courthouse
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  • by roryflick Written Oct 3, 2009

    If you love the outdoors and are not a whimp, there is TONS to do here. Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Camping, Rock Hunting, Boating, Experience the wildlife such as Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, etc, etc. Tour the Wildlife sanctuary. Rock Hunters have fun here too. Tour the Lava Beds or the Rainbow Mines. And the list goes on.....

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  • Rim Rock Motel

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  • Best Western Trailside Inn

    343 North Main Street, Alturas, California, 96101, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Essex Motel

    1216 N Main St, Alturas, California, 96101, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • SUPER 8 MOTEL - ALTURAS

    511 N Main St, , Alturas, California 96101

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Northcountry Bed and Breakfast

    Highway 299e, , Alturas, California 96101

Alturas Restaurants

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    by Basaic Written Oct 9, 2009

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    From the outside the Brass Rail has a bit of a Basque flavor to it. You then go inside and there is lots of wood, brick and red leather. Lighting is fairly dark. The waitress brought me a menu and said they served "family style" and she would bring my bread and butter, coffee, and soup. The only thing you order is your entree. The rest of the meal is standard to include ice cream for desert and an individual sized bottle of wine. The soup was served in a large metal tureen and had over four bowls worth in it (all of which I ate because it was so good). My entree was also excellent.

    Forget anywhere else in this part of California, This is the place to go!

    Favorite Dish: Everything they served from the bread to the entree, the soup, the wine even the ice cream was great.

    The Brass Rail
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Alturas Off The Beaten Path

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    by Basaic Updated Dec 22, 2009

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    Just Northwest of town is the Lava Beds National Monument which is well worth a visit. For more information on the monument, see my Lava Beds page.

    Devil's Homestead Lava Flow Gillem's Camp Trail Mushpot Cave Petroglyph Schonchin Butte
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    by Basaic Written Oct 9, 2009

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    Not far south of the town of Alturas on US Highway 395, is the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge. I stopped at one of the wildlife viewing spots and saw more wildlife that I had seen at almost any other refuge. It was like a scene from a movie. Try it.

    Modoc National Wildlife Refuge Modoc National Wildlife Refuge Modoc National Wildlife Refuge Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
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    by mcpangie Written Apr 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I've seen all kinds of migrating birds in Alturas. Huge flocks of geese and ducks. This particular couple of Canadian geese were flirting up a storm. They seem to be planning on putting up here for the summer.

    Bird Watching
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