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Arcata

  National History Museum - Humboldt State UniversityThis compact well-stocked museum (located on G Street) is a gem! Make this your first stop to find out about the redwoods and local plants and animals of the North Coast – exhibits of butterflies, crabs, shells and sea stars, birds.
    Check out the really fine collection of fossils – ammonites, trilobites, fossil ferns, and hand-on activities – a big dinosaur puzzle and fossil dig box where budding paleontologists can practice digging.
      The gift shop has two local specialties – a charming plastic yellow banana slug (you'll see banana slugs on paths in the redwoods) and chocolate in the shape of a fossil chiton. Don't save this for a rainy day – worth a visit.
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