Yreka Tourist Attractions
Yreka is located 100mi/161km northeast of Eureka at the north end of the Shasta Valley. The downtown is a California Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Yreka National Historic District
The Yreka National Historic District is located in the downtown core. It tells the story of this town, which was incorporated in 1857, through the various unique shops and restaurants. Many of the buildings were constructed in the late 1800's and Victorian style Heritage Homes. Third Street has been listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Miner Street is another section, which allows a glimpse into the past. Historical signs are posted on specific buildings with their history and past or present activities indicated.
Siskiyou County Museum
The Siskiyou County Museum was built in 1950 by the county to collect and interpret the history of the area for future generations. Located within one hour of Lava Beds National Monument, the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area, 14,162 foot Mount Shasta, and numerous gold-bearing rivers, the museum features exhibits detailing Siskiyou County's colorful history from Indian cultures to 20th century themes.
Address: 910 South Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097-3323, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-4pm; Closed: Sun, Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $1.00, Child 12 & under $.75
Useful tips: Outdoor Museum: Open from May to October from 10am ~ 3:30pm or by appointment.
Facilities: Gift shop
Typical Visit: 2 hours
Klamath National Forest Interpretive Museum
The Klamath National Forest Interpretive Museum in Yreka has exhibits and presentations on forest and fire management, mining, grazing and recreation, and Hallie Daggett, the first woman forest-fire lookout.