Brush up on your history of Yolo County at the Hattie Weber Museum in Davis, or learn all about agriculture at the magnificent California Agriculture Museum in Woodland. Discover the beauty of Yolo County with a stroll through downtown Winters, or ride on over to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. You’ll even have a chance to revisit the 1950s at the spectacular Reiff’s in Woodland!
U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame – 303 3rd Street, Davis – (530) 341-2363
Housed in Davis, this world-class attraction features priceless bicycles, trophies, medals, and memorabilia from the world’s cycling best. Changing displays highlight contemporary pros. Also on display is the prestigious Pierce Miller antique bicycle collection. Open Wednesday 4-8, Saturday 10-2, or by appointment.
Hattie Weber Museum – 445 C Street, Davis – (530) 758-5637
The historic building was built by the Bachelor Girls as a Library in 1911; it was moved in 1988 from its original site on F Street and converted to a museum that honors Hattie Weber, as well as displaying Davisville/Davis history. The museum is run by volunteers who know the history of Davis dating back to 1870. Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 10-4. Admission is free.
Woodland Library – 250 First Street, Woodland – (530) 661-5980
This Mission-Style edifice was built by Andrew Carnegie in 1905. This library is still used for its intended purpose, a place to store knowledge for all. Next to the historic building is the Woodland Library Rose Garden. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9-7, Saturday 12-4.
The City of Winters was founded in 1875, and the buildings on Main Street still retain their elegance and character. Dining, wine-tasting, and shopping will keep you interested. Visit Winters: (530) 795-2329.
Woodland Opera House – 340 2nd Street, Woodland – (530) 666-9617
Built in 1885, the original Opera House burned down in the 1892 fire that destroyed much of downtown Woodland. It was rebuilt on the same site, using some of the remaining foundation and bricks for the walls and reopening in 1896. The Opera House still hosts plays and musical acts each season.
Gibson House – 512 Gibson Road, Woodland – (530) 309-6464
This museum houses collections of furnishings and artifacts depicting the various eras from the 1850s to the 1930s. They also host various events and display changing exhibits on various subjects related to the history of Yolo County.
California Agriculture Museum – 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland – (530) 666-9700
Exhibits trace the evolution of California farming since the late 1800s, with more than 100 tractors and another 100 pieces of agricultural artifacts on display, celebrating our rich agricultural heritage. Open Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Admission: $5 to $10, under 5 free; call for details or visit www.californiaagmuseum.org.
Reiff’s Antique Gas Station Automotive Museum – 52 Jefferson Street, Woodland – (530) 666-1758
See a collection of antique gas pumps, gas station signs and car culture memorabilia from the 1950’s and before. Woodland’s Coolest Tourist Attraction! Museum tours by appointment. Admission Fees: $7 donation requested.