Woodland Things to Do

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    Heidrick Ag History Center and Museum

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Dec 31, 2011

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    Hidden down a small street in an industrial center the Heidrick Ag History Center and Museum is easy to miss. As a matter of fact I drove by it the first time never even noticing it was there.

    The museum features a wide display of equipment used for farming the fields in the Central Valley of California. The place itself is a big industrial warehouse with concrete floors. The many exhibits are arranged by groupings of year. There is also a large display called, "the Golden Age of Motor Trucks." The whole place is flawlessly clean and well lighted. However I did not see another person visiting the center when I went there during the week.

    According to one of the staff there are frequent tours by students and other groups who come and visit the center.

    The museum is currently open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

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    Reiff's Front Lawn Gas Station

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Oct 20, 2011

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    Sitting right smack in a residential area on 52 Jefferson Street you wonder where you are. It is this a crazy tourist attraction? Gas station? No its Reiff's Front Lawn Gas Station. His site is adorned with antique gas pumps to appear as an old filling station. However on a closer look you will also note that there appears to be an automobile and airplane that have crashed into the house! This is Mark Reiff's personal house and he conducts personal private tours of his home which contains an amazing assortment of memorabilia from days gone by including a soda fountain, antique pumps and a whole host of other goodies. The site is open by appointment only but this is definitely worth a drive by!

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    Walking Tour # 3- Downtown Woodland

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Oct 20, 2011

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    Hotel Woodland- Spanish Colonial Rev. -436 Main St
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    This short walking tour will give you a glimpse of some of the City's historic public and private buildings. Start off at City Hall on the corner of First Street and Court Streets. The location is also not far from the City's Community Development Department where you can purchase the extremely well prepared Exploring Historic Woodland walking guide. From First Street, turn right on Main Street and walk the south side of the street up to the State Theater and then cross the street and walk back Main Street on the north side. When you get to the Opera House cross the street and then turn left on Court Street and proceed back to City Hall. Within this short mile and a half plus walk you will see some amazing public buildings constructed between the 1880's and 1920's. Be sure and stop on the way for a snack or bite to eat at one of the City's many restaurants. See my restaurant reviews which will be coming.

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    Walking Tour # 2- Fabulous First Street

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Oct 20, 2011

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    First Street was among the first streets that was settled in Woodland. It also contains the most outstanding examples of Italiante, Classical Revival and Queen Anne homes in the City. Start this tour off on the 400 block of College Street, just one block up from Main. Park your car and walk north up six blocks of spectacular First Street. As you walk notice how the landscaping complements many of the historic homes. I have personally made this walk now nearly a dozen times and still am overwhelmed by the care that folks have taken in preserving their homes.

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    Walking Tour #1-Victorian and Craftsmens Homes

    by TooTallFinn24 Updated Oct 20, 2011

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    638 College Street- Italiante Home
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    This first walking tour of Woodland is barely a mile long but contains some sensational older homes. Start on the 500 block of College Avenue and proceed up the street with short diversions to Pendegast Street and Oak Avenues. This should take you not more than 15-20 minutes. You will see some outstanding Classical Italianate and Queen Anne homes within a short distance. For a detailed list of each of the homes on this short tour buy a copy of "Exploring Historic Woodland," at the Chamber of Commerce or Nugget Market on Court Street/

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    Woodland's Annual Stroll Through History

    by Viajara Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Gable Mansion on a rare snow day

    From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. usually during the first Saturday in the month of September. Take walking tours of downtown and other historic neighborhoods, check out antique cars, collectibles, and antiques. In addition, enjoy an ice-cream social, live music and more. Tickets for the home tour (interior & exterior) must be purchased in advance. All other events are free. Tours with docents begin at the Woodland Public Library at College and Court streets. Otherwise simply follow the brass plaques indicating stroll routes (imbedded in sidewalk).

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    A Calendar of Activities

    by Viajara Updated Jun 29, 2004

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    The following are annual events in Woodland:

    APRIL
    "Egg"stravaganze Hunt
    Family Fun Day
    Scottish Games

    MAY
    Human Race
    Spring Into Downtown

    JULY
    4th of July Parade

    AUGUST
    National Night Out

    SEPTEMBER
    Stroll Through History
    Fun Run
    Dynamite Downtown Chili Cook-off

    OCTOBER
    Harvest Downtown Woodland Celebration
    Farm City Banquet

    NOVEMBER
    Toys for Tots
    Annual Blue Grass Festival

    DECEMBER
    Tree Lighting Ceremony
    "Dickens in the Valley"
    Christmas Parade
    Starlight Starbright Christmas Tree Lighting
    Santa Train

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  • As I mentioned at the outset,...

    by Keeper_John Written Aug 24, 2002

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    As I mentioned at the outset, Woodland is known for the character of its remarkable downtown residential area. Architecture representative of all periods and styles dating from the mid- Nineteenth Century. A self- directed walking tour is a must.

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