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3 Retro Roadside Attractions

Nothing quite says “road trip” like a roadside attraction. A stop rather than a destination, these weird and wonderful fragments of Americana still dot the country, and a number can be found in Mendocino County.

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Confusion Hill

In business since 1949, this kid-friendly attraction features a “Gravity House” that seems to defy the laws of physics, a miniature train that takes visitors through the redwoods, and the world’s largest free-standing redwood sculpture. 

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Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree

Were you really in Mendocino if you didn’t drive through a redwood tree? This still-living tree has been around since approximately 300 BC, and can fit most vehicles smaller than an RV.

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World Famous Tree House

Essentially a curio shop inside of a 4,000 year-old redwood tree, this is a quintessentially Mendocino experience. The room was created by a lightning strike and human ingenuity did the rest. Hours are irregular; call ahead.

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