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210 Nicholson Avenue
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: (805) 922-5891
Fax: (805) 922-7821
The Casa de Dana or Dana Adobe was built in 1851 on Rancho Nipomo. This mansion belonged to the Dana family and is also incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places. The house is now open to visitors, who can take a tour of the house and indulge in fun activities like Mexican folk dancing, brick making and so forth. For details, check website or call ahead.
This is a hillside estate devoted to crafting premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wines. The winery is also noted for its limited production of French inspired Methode Champenoise sparkling wines. Tours and tastings are always available.
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is the largest remaining of its kind in southern San Francisco and is a complex full of endangered species. Spread across 22,000 acres (8903.08 hectares) it consists of many distinct regions. The Dunes are owned by a number of agencies and individuals including the state, federal and local organizations. The epic sets of The Ten Commandments were buried here in 1923. The Dunes shift every year by a few feet. Some of the interesting sites worth visiting are the Pismo State Beach-North Beach Campgrounds, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, The Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area and Dunes Center. There is a lot to do when you are here.
A must-see museum at the The Village of Arroyo Grande is the IOOF Hall. The meeting place for The International Order of Fun Fellows in 1985, this building is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places. One of the tallest buildings in downtown Arroyo Grande, this two-and-a-half-story structure was built from native sandstone that came from a quarry south of Arroyo Grande, and features a Romanesque design style complete with segmentally-arched windows and doors. The IOOF Hall is opens to the public only on Fridays and Saturdays between 1:00p to 5:00p.
A non-profit public benefit facility where families can enjoy revolving exhibits, interactive displays, and after school and weekly activities, all designed to meet the specific needs of the youths in the community.
The Vandenberg Air Force Base started out as Cooke Air Force Base or Camp Cooke in 1941. It was renamed for the Hoyt Vandenberg in 1958. Amongst the most important and momentous achievement of the base are launching of Discoverer I, the first polar satellite launched in 1959. The site is open to public and tours all year round.
Known as a major part of the Western Space and Missile Center, the Space Launch Complex (SLC-10) is a blockhouse which is used for testing programs. With the great electrical equipments used, the blockhouse is a place where the dangers of the vehicle failures are held off. Standing still in a great condition, the Space Launch Complex 10 is a great example that is still in existence in America.
Once a beautiful mission complex, La Purísima today serves as a state park, which offers recreational facilities to its visitors. You can come here and explore the complex, while acquiring knowledge about its rich past. Various activities, events and programs are conducted by the park for entertainment and education purposes. The engaging recreational activities that you do here are sure to give you a feel of the ancient times. For further details of the activities conducted by the park, please log on to the website.
La Purísima is a surviving mission located in Lompoc, which way founded way back in 1787. The mission complex has been restored in the past and preserved well till date. It is one of the most lavishly restored missions in California. La Purísima has an extensive history, and its original inhabitants were the Spanish and the Chumash. The facility is now a state park.
Ensconced amidst the scenic environs of the Santa Ynez Valley, the Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards is a 750-acre estate that produces an assortment of specialty wines. From Chardonnay, Viogier to Syrah, the best of wines are cultivated here. The Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards is frequented by several wine lovers who come here to see the process of wine production as well as to taste freshly made wine. Wine tasting tours, private tours and guided tours of the vineyard are a regular feature at the Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards. If you're an avid wine lover, a visit to this place is highly recommended.
Greengate Ranch covers vast expanses of rolling hills growing top quality grapes. A tour of this vineyard is highly informative and their bottles make great souvenirs for loved ones back home.
The successful joint venture of Southcorp Wines of Australia and the Niven family of California's Central Coast, this vineyard is very proud of their selections of Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.