Woodland California near Sacramento

 

 

Woodland, the City of Trees, is the county seat of Yolo County, a fertile farming region in California's Central Valley, close to the business and government centers in Sacramento and San Francisco.  Woodland is located 20 miles northwest of Sacramento at the intersection of Interstate 5 and State Route 113. Historic Downtown Woodland includes many restaurants and shops just moments away from the Sacramento State Capitol, Sacramento International Airport, Cache Creek Casino and University of California Davis.
 

Woodland's historic heritage reflected in buildings in the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods offer a serene setting amidst one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Woodland's agricultural setting is largely responsible for the community's distinct identity and plays and important economic role in Woodland. Due to its proximity to major transportation nodes, Woodland has also become increasingly important as a manufacturing and distribution center.

Woodland offers the perfect road stop for visitors driving to the mountains, cities, or between California and the great Northwest. The City of Woodland has over 160 acres of parks and recreation areas and two swimming pools, plus a 22-acre historical cemetery, and summer camp at Camp Packer Creek in the Tahoe National Forest.

 

Waterways include the Yolo Bypass and Sacramento River to the east, Willow Slough to the southeast, and Cache Creek to the north.
 

What to see in Woodland, California:

 

Heidrick Ag History Center includes the world’s largest and most unique collection of one-of-a-kind antique agricultural equipment. Combined with Hays Antique Truck Museum, also recognized as the largest of its kind in the world, the two facilities introduces visitors to the marvels of agriculture, and commercial trucking.  130,000 square feet of interactive exhibits delight, inform and entertain all ages. Opened in 1997, the museums includes farm implements, tractors and harvesting machinery from the late 1800s through the middle of the last century.

 

Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, California 95776. Call: (530) 666-9700. aghistory.org

Woodland Opera House features theatrical performances and musicals performed by award-winning actors who bring the classic plays to life in a beautifully-restored theater venue. Originally built in 1885, California State Historic Landmark #851, reopened in January 1989 after a seven-year, $2 million+ restoration project. Originally the stopping place for such performers as Nance O'neil, James A Herne and Harry Davenport, Polish actress Madame Helen Modjeska, John Philip Sousa and his band, comics Weber and Fields, George M. Cohan's troupe, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett,John L. Sullivan, Sidney Greenstreet, Walter Huston and Verna Felton, over 300 touring companies had appeared on its stage by 1913. Daytime tours are offered. Call for details and times. 

 

Woodland Opera House,  340 2nd Street (2nd & Main),  Woodland, CA 95776. Call: (530) 666-9617. wohtheatre.org