Humboldt County Museums

The Red Lion Hotel Eureka is located to many local museums.

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum

The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum is located in Samoa, California. The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum showcases the rich maritime heritage of the entire Humboldt Bay region through stimulating exhibits and dynamic educational programs. 

Clarke Museum

The Clarke Museum located in Old Town Eureka. The Clarke Museum proudly displays the rich history of Humboldt County that includes vibrant Native American culture, gold rush settlements, the lumber industry, prosperous ranching, farming and livelihoods wrung from the sea.

Morris Graves Museum of Art

The Morris Graves Museum of Art is located in downtown Eureka, California.  The Morris Graves Museum of Art is home to exciting exhibitions and community-driven programs designed to inspire and educate. 

Ferndale Museum

The Ferndale Museum is located in Ferndale, California, about 20 miles south of Downtown Eureka.  The Ferndale Museum fosters an appreciation and understanding of the culture and heritage of Ferndale, California, the lower Eel River Valley and the area as far south as the Mattole River Valley. 

Fortuna Depot Museum

The Fortuna Depot Museum is located in Fortuna, California, about 18 miles south of Downtown Eureka.  The Fortuna Depot Museum contains the history of the Eel River.  Collections include intriguing memorabilia from the railroad, farm and war eras. The museum features a "Children's Touch Corner", where they can touch gently and explore. 

Blue Ox Millworks

The Blue Ox Millworks is located in Eureka, California, just a few blocks from our hotel. Take a tour and see America's frontier come alive.  You'll watch craftsmen use antique machinery of the 1800's and early 1900's to do custom woodworking, restoration, print and bind books.  Take part in one of their hands-on workshops where you can blacksmith a nail or create your own ceramic tile.