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Peer into a Hippie Van

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Willits, California

The Mendocino County Museum displays the expected Northern California pioneer-days items: stagecoaches, steam engines, logging mementos -- and an unexpected "hippie" van that visitors can peer into. The museum opened in 1972, so perhaps the van was left by original Mendocino County hippies -- as vital an artifact as the Pomo and Yuki baskets displayed elsewhere in the museum.

Peer into a Hippie Van

Mendocino County Museum

400 E. Commercial St., Willits, CA
Mendocino County Museum. North side of Commercial St. across from the Rodeo Grounds.
W-Su 10 am - 4:30 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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