Area 101.

Area 101

Field review by the editors.

Laytonville, California

Count this among the many strange sights travelers encounter along northern California's Redwood Highway: a billboard of a flying saucer firing beams into "Area 101."

Area 101.

Behind the sign are a couple of buildings painted with lavish psychedelic murals, mixing UFO, mystic and religious symbols. Area 101 is not a tourist attraction, but it appears to be the front end for a farm collective dispensing medicinal marijuana. It may also be an occasional local concert venue.

The nice people inside didn't mind us snapping pics of the colorful outside murals.

Area 101

Address:
54895 U.S. Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA
Directions:
On a curve along Hwy 101; it comes up fast, and there's a dirt pullout in front of the buildings.
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