Eureka, CA Attractions for the Family

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As the best hotel in Eureka, CA, Red Lion Hotel Eureka provides comfortable accommodations and full-service amenities near some of the best attractions in Eureka, CA.

Consider our location for your next family trip and experience some of our favorite family-friendly Eureka, CA attractions listed below.

Auto Races at Samoa Drag Strip

The Auto Races at Samoa Drag Strip is an exhilarating quarter-mile NHRA Sanctioned Drag Strip filled with heart-pounding excitement for kids and adults alike. From junior dragster races to adrenalin-junkie races, test your families speed on the drag strip.

Carson Mansion

Built in 1866, Carson Mansion is famously known for its beautiful Queen Anne style architecture and Gold Rush history. Take a tour to learn more about one of the grandest Victorian homes in America.


Ferndale is known locally as the Victorian Village, packed with elegantly preserved homes and shops. Having barely changed over the past 150 years, this bucolic farm town includes a general store, ice cream parlor, the gothic Ferndale Cemetery, Wild Russ Park, the Ferndale Museum and the Kinetic Sculpture Museum. Stroll back in time down the infamous Main Street to catch a unique glimpse into this area's culture and history.

Patrick's Point

The ideal spot for nature lovers of all ages, Patrick's Point is located approximately 30 miles north of Eureka, off Highway 101. Take a scenic hike along the Rim Trail, view the Wedding Rock and Ceremonial Rock and watch for whales, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife out in the ocean located 300 feet below.

Sequoia Park Zoo

The Sequoia Park Zoo's five acres is home to countless wildlife from around the world -including Chilean flamingos, red panda brothers, white-handed gibbons, spider monkeys, guiro cuckoos, llamas, alpacas, donkeys and more. With a lively on-site cafe, numerous exhibits and program, and a well-stocked gift shop, the Sequoia Park Zoo promises hours of action-packed fun.