Hidden Object Game Reveals the Gems of Mendocino County!

Hidden Object Game

Visit Mendocino County is THRILLED to announce our brand spanking new game! We're pretty sure this is the very first hidden object game to feature a destination. Hidden object games are one of the staples of online game-playing and this one is a fun way to learn about the county's hidden gems by locating objects in iconic Mendocino County scenes!

Designed for both Android and iOS users, the game is FREE to download and play! As you plan your next visit to Mendocino County, download the game to discover some of our hidden gems.

Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Anderson Valley Brewing Company was founded on December 26th, 1987 in the town of Boonville, CA. In the beginning, they brewed out of a modest 10-barrel brewhouse located in the lower level of their original brewpub, The Buckhorn Saloon. Gleaming stainless steel vats brewed and fermented barley and other specialty grains to create outstanding ales, porters, stouts, and wheat beers that gained a cult following among fans of the growing craft beer movement. At the time, they were one of only 20 craft breweries in the country and have long been considered one of the pioneers of the craft beer industry.

Camping

Mendocino County Redwoods

The redwood forests of Mendocino County are truly one of the natural wonders of the world. These mighty trees can reach heights of up to 300 feet tall, with shallow and extensive root systems. They are virtually immortal, living for more than 2,000 years, with amazing defense mechanisms that protect them from insects, fires, and even earthquakes.

Tidepools

Tidepools at MacKerricher State Park

MacKerricher State Park just north of Fort Bragg offers a variety of habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland. Tide pools are along the shore. Seals may be seen on the rocks off the park’s coastline. More than 90 species of birds visit or live near Cleone Lake, a former tidal lagoon. During winter and spring, the nearby headland provides a good lookout for whale watching. Set in the world of the tidal flats, the rocky shores of Laguna Point dominates MacKerricher State Park. Located approximately 3 miles north of Fort Bragg, this popular park consists of a mixture of headlands, a small lagoon, and a stretch of sand dunes. The park encompasses much of the land west of Cleone and a strip of beach between Fort Bragg and Ten Mile River. Much of the park is accessible on the Haul Road, which runs from Pudding Creek in Fort Bragg to Ten-Mile Beach.

Skunk

Skunk Train

All aboard the Skunk Train! Journey on this historic 130-year-old rail line amongst towering old-growth redwood trees, over wooden trestle bridges, and through majestic stone tunnels.

Lucky travelers might spot osprey, blue herons, and egrets as the train passes alongside the Pudding Creek Estuary, before diving into the redwood forest and seeing some of the tallest trees on the planet. Trains depart from both Fort Bragg and Willits, so be sure to check the Skunk Train calendar while planning your trip.

Buddhas

City of 10,000 Buddhas

In the city of Talmage, just outside of Ukiah, is a golden gate that opens on to more than 700 acres of rolling hills, more than 70 buildings, and more than 10,000 Buddhas. The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas opened in 1974, acting as a monastery for the disciples of Master Hsuan Hua and a place for the development of the Dharma of Chan Buddhism in the West. Today it serves as a working monastery for many monks, a widely-admired school, a home for hundreds, and a popular vegetarian restaurant for the surrounding community.

Glass beach

Glass Beach

There are actually three glass beaches — all former city trash dump sites — that are layered with beautiful sea glass.

Search for rare ruby reds (from pre-1967 auto tail lights) or sapphire gems from apothecary bottles. Snap a photo, but leave the glass behind for others to discover.

From 1906 to 1967, everything from cars to batteries to bottles, cans and appliances were unceremoniously pushed over the cliffs into the ocean — a common practice of seaside cities for centuries. Mother Nature responded to this abuse with a nice surprise in the form of smooth, colored sea glass treasure in a rainbow of colors.

Tree

Drive-Thru Tree

One of the most iconic destinations in Mendocino County is the world-famous Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree. This is a towering, living redwood tree, with a massive hole carved in it, large enough to drive a car through (and you can!). The grove itself has been owned by the Underwood family since 1922, and it’s a beautiful piece of land, with massive Coast Redwoods adorning the property. Trails are sprinkled throughout the 200 acre virgin redwood grove, and are open to visitors. This is also a perfect place to picnic, with a comfortable meadow next to a pond offering ideal views of the redwoods.

Lighthouse

Point Arena Lighthouse

The tallest operational lighthouse on the West Coast, the Point Arena Lighthouse is a fun family-friendly activity. Beautiful views surround this working lighthouse, and at the base you'll find a museum where your family can learn more about the history of both the lighthouse and the Mendocino Coast. For those who want a bit more of an adventure, climb the 115 feet (145 steps) to the top of the lighthouse, where you'll enjoy spectacular 360° views and an interactive docent-led tour.

Real Goods

Solar Living Center

The Solar Living Center is a 12-acre renewable energy and sustainable living demonstration site that is visited by 200,000 people annually. SLC is a wonderful place to play! Founded in 1978, The Real Goods Store is the original purveyor of Solar Living goods. Originally envisioned as a one-stop-shop where people could find everything they needed for their remote homesteads, the store began with the sale of the first retail solar panel in the United States and the humble goal of changing the world.

Wine

Mendocino County Wine

Mendocino County’s authentic “green” credentials are unsurpassed by any other wine region in the world. The majority of the region's 570 vineyards remain in the hands of family farmers, many of whom have lived for two or more generations on their land—some tracing their roots to the first settlers in the 1850s. The entire farming community has a rare appreciation of the connection between man and earth. These farmers, grape growers and winemakers among them, were at the forefront of the sustainable, organic, Demeter certified Biodynamic®, and Fish Friendly farming movement long before it gained the attention of the general population. “America’s Greenest Wine Region” is not a marketing slogan: it is the true reflection of all that this vast and varied county offers those who seek healthy foods and beverages and accessible yet pristine travel destinations.