Top 10 Things to do in Fortuna, United States

December 28, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Fortuna (formerly, Slide, Springville) (Wiyot: Vutsuwitk Da'l, "ashes stay") is a city the northeast shore of the Eel River (approximately 9 miles (14 km) from where it enters the Pacific Ocean), and is on U.S. Route 101 in west-central Humboldt County, California, United States. The population was 11,926 at the 2010 census, up from 10,497 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Fortuna

1. Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum

Highway 101, Fortuna, CA 95540 +1 707-725-2714
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum

Reviewed By Peppertaz - CA

This place is awesome for a rock lover. They have everything from all the various types of rocks and gemstones to the tools and polishers to make them into masterpieces. They have jewelry and stones and polished rocks to purchase as well as a pretty large museum and a knowledgeable staff member to answer any questions you might have or to find something specific you are looking for. Stop in you won't be sorry you did. Plus it's a nice place to stretch your legs and learn something in the process.

2. Loleta Cheese Factory

252 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Loleta Cheese Factory

Reviewed By Melanie141974 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Was brought here by an American friend who LOVES 'grilled cheese sandwiches'. If you are an American and love American cheese, I would imagine that this would be Heaven for you. As an English person who has been spoiled with English and French cheese all of her life, I was not impressed. I find American cheese bland and the grilled cheese sandwich I had was absolutely tasteless. The coffee was luke warm, too. Service average. It was nice to sit outside in the sun, though, as there is a very nice garden there.

3. Ferndale Historic Cemetery

Eugene Street & Bluff Street, Ferndale, CA
Excellent
69%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Ferndale Historic Cemetery

Reviewed By Raoul L - Niagara Falls, Canada

Normally I wouldn't recommend a visit to a cemetery but this one is quite unique! You can actually drive to the top of the hill that the cemetery runs up. Up there you get a great view of the town. Interesting place!

4. Clendenen's Cider Works

96 12th St, Fortuna, CA 95540-9501 +1 707-725-2123
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Clendenen's Cider Works

Reviewed By nuze4suze - Fortuna, California

I've purchased apples and apple cider in many states throughout the Mid-west and Western states, but I have never been able to beat Clendenen's family process for the sweetest and best apples and cider. It looks small, but the old school methods and generations of expertise run deep. There are pastries and other offerings, but I never stop without getting a container or two of cider. I am drooling for it right now.

5. The Victorian Village of Ferndale

Main Street & Ocean Avenue, Ferndale, CA
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

The Victorian Village of Ferndale

Reviewed By JSmith999 - Jackson, MS

we had heard so much about Ferndale - but soooo disappointed. We spent an hour trying to find the magic of this town and failed. We did see a good many Victorian style houses, but overall, I wouldn't recommend this

6. Bear River Casino Resort

11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta, CA 95551-9684 +1 800-761-2327
Excellent
20%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 58 reviews

Bear River Casino Resort

Bear River Casino Resort offers gaming, lodging and dining to residents and visitors of Humboldt County, CA, including Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Garberville, Loleta, McKinleyville and Trinidad, CA. Enjoy entertainment and relaxation close to beautiful Humboldt Bay!

Reviewed By barbaral65 - Wapiti, Wyoming, United States

We are heading to Alaska from San Francisco on 101 north in our RV. Winds were kicking up so we decide to get off the highway for a couple of hours and saw the signs. Easy to find just off 101. Went to the desk and asked if overnight parking was okay. We were welcomed to stay three nights and more if necessary!!! Filled out the paper work, enjoyed a great meal in the dining room, played some slots. We had a very nice quiet evening. Weather was still windy the next day so we are staying over. Everyone is so friendly, and so wanting to make your stay enjoyable!!
It is in the giant redwood forest complete with Bigfoot sightings!! Lots of history!!

7. Founders Grove

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Weott, CA +1 707-946-2409
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 60 reviews

Founders Grove

Reviewed By Cameron M - Martinez, California, United States

We've visited Founders Grove before and it's always been a high pay-off for low effort. Now it's even better because there's a SPECTACULAR new attraction. In spring of 2016 a BIG tree fell across the already-downed Dyersville Giant (which fell in 1991). The trunk of the newly fallen tree EXPLODED across the Giant into a spectacular game of Pick-up-Sticks. The scale of the wreckage is just amazing.
The Founder Grove is popular because it's so easy to access and is an easy stroll, but somehow it never feels too overrun. Right off 101, easy parking, potties, flat wide paths, and good pamphlet all combine together to make this a real nice stop. We also visited the Rockefeller Grove off the same exit a couple of miles down a really crappy narrow road. Founders Grove beats it hands down. Rockefeller is nice, but Founders is just top notch, and we've hiked a lot of redwood groves.

8. Fortuna Dog Park

100 Dinsmore Dr, Fortuna, CA 95540-9556 +1 707-725-3959
Excellent
44%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Fortuna Dog Park

Reviewed By Lindsey H

Finally our bloodhound turned 4 months old and completed his patch etc. Shot series. We have been waiting to take him here, and it was wonderful!!! They have a separate area for small dogs, plenty of water and even balls and racquets to play ball with your pal. All the dog owners here and responsible and aware of their pet, no problems, fights or any nonsense. Very fun to watch our pup play, learn and get socialized. Good time had by all!!

9. Ferndale Museum

Corner of Shaw & Third Streets, Ferndale, CA 95536 +1 707-786-4466
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Ferndale Museum

This museum preserves the heritage of this still-thriving dairy community and its Victorian architecture.

Reviewed By SoCalbusywoman - California

this adorable little museum is a must when you visit Victorian Ferndale. Check out the photos of the worlds largest birthday cake (yes, Ferndale) see the working seismograph that records earthquakes as far away as Chile, and yes, all of the little and sometimes devastating earthquakes in the region, try your skill at identifying the kitchen implements in the display (numbered for reference) and visit the tool shed where you can see the cool array of blacksmithing tools and local brands.

10. Humboldt Bay

Eureka, CA
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Humboldt Bay

Reviewed By Clarjoe

We live minutes from Humboldt bay, it's beautiful natural setting is one of California's
Best places! It's 14 miles long and its 41/2 miles wide at its widest part. It's also the second largest bay on the west coast!
Originally used to bring tens of thousands to the Trinity Gold country, then for logging for many decades. Its also the largest Oyster production on the west coast. About half of all California's Oysters are farmed here! It's a bird watchers paradise along with fishing, crabbing, sailing, and much more! As you travel Highway 101 through our area note the true size and beauty of HUMBOLDT BAY!

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