Museums:

Drive time from 1 minute to 30 minutes from the Edgewater Resort! Lake Country's history is well documented in exhibits at our five museums and  historical landmarks. In 1871, the brick courthouse was completed and became the first courthouse in California to be placed on the 1970 National Register of Historic Places. It was dedicated and opened as the LAKE COUNTY MUSEUM  in 1978. Located in the City of Lakeport, the museum houses a research library containing historical photographs dating to the mid 1800s. More than 1,000 volumes of Lake County Genealogical Society material including family histories occupy a section of the library.

The LOWER LAKE HISTORICAL SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM, designated as a state point of historical interest, is in the restored Lower Lake Grammar School. It houses a reconstructed classroom from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

The museum at CLEAR LAKE STATE PARK features a variety of Native American and natural history exhibits, dioramas and native habitat fish tank.

The charming STONE HOUSE MUSEUM, next to a pond at the foot of Hidden Valley Lake dam, is one of Lake County's earliest extant building and the rooms are furnished in period style.

Click here for more information about Lake County Museums.

Auto Racing at Lakeport Speedway:
Famous for its side-by-side racing from the drop of the green flag until the checkered flag falls on the winner.  Race fans are actually a part of the action as they sit closer to the race cars than at any other one-quarter mile oval track on the West Coast. The experience is exciting and unforgettable. Season starts April through August every Saturday night!

Lakeport Speedway
401 Martin St, Lakeport, CA 95453
Just 15 minutes from the Edgewater Resort!
Phone: 707-274-2844
www.lakeportspeedway.com

Planetarium and Observatory:
Space exploration and advances in technology have generated wide spread interest in astronomy among all ages.  The startlingly clear skies of Lake County provide astronomical enthusiasts nearly unparalleled star gazing opportunities year round. To enjoy the heavens above visit:

Taylor Planetarium & Observatory
5727 Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville, CA 95451
Just 10 minutes from the Edgewater Resort!
707-279-8372
www.taylorobservatory.org

Ranch Tours at Eleven Roses Ranch Tours

They will pick you up at the Edgewater Resort! Scenic wine, vineyard, wildflower, ranch and history tours by wagon, carriage or motor coach! Explore the “undiscovered wine country”. Travel through the scenic beauty of rural Lake County. Learn about and taste premier wines, visit historic heritage sites and museums. Enjoy an all-American country day on the ranch  for the whole family. Tours for all seasons featuring springtime wild flowers, warm summer evenings with moonlit nights or brilliant fall foliage. You'll be transported to the ranch that has been in their family since 1883 via their 16 passenger bus, greeted with refreshments, followed by a 1½ hour mule-drawn wagon ride through beautiful Bear Valley. Afterwards, relax with a mouth-watering chuck wagon BBQ, Dutch oven peach cobbler & award-winning Lake County wines.

Eleven Roses Ranch Tours
707-998-4471

www.elevenrosesranch.com

Rock Hounding

Drive time from 1 minute to 30 minutes from the Edgewater Resort! In Lake County, amateurs as well as avid collectors can discover a semi-precious stone found nowhere else in the WORLD! The Lake County “diamond” or beta quartz crystals have a rating of 7.5 - 8 on the Moh hardness scale compared to real diamonds rated at 10. They have been used commercially and industrially and are capable of cutting glass. In great demand as semi-precious gems, they can be set uncut for a rough, natural look or cut and faceted to give them a fire which compares to the brilliance of real diamonds. Our stones are pieces of silica which are released from basalt deposits during rains and lay scattered over the hillsides concentrated through the region southeast of Mt. Konocti. They are easily spotted after a rain which washes off the red soil in which they are found. The geologic history of the Clear Lake basin, with eons of seismic activity, also accounts for the abundance of obsidian or “bottle rock”, found throughout the area; it was used extensively for fishing spear points by the Native Americans.

Click here for more information on Lake County Rock Shops and Resources.

Cultural Art and Galleries:

Lake County isn't just a place of scenic wonders. It has is own vital art scene–visual artists, sculptors, dancers, musicians and community theater companies–covering the full range from internationally known professionals to energetic amateurs. Come and explore the vast wealth of creativity and art in Lake County. Our local artists' works are showcased at numerous galleries throughout the county.

Soper Reese Community Theatre
Click here for a full listing of Lake County Art Galleries.

Drive-in Theater & Cinema:

Yes! One of the only drive-in theaters still in existence and unlike the relics of the past found in some other communities, our drive-in is a clean, modern facility offering family fare movies at affordable prices. Open May through October, pack up the kids, the dog and the lawn chairs and head out for an enjoyable evening under the stars watching a great family flick!

Lake County has also followed the trend toward multi-plex theaters where you can enjoy first-run movies throughout the afternoon and evening, every day, year round.

Unlike multi-plex theaters in metropolitan cities, we have plenty of free parking, no long lines to buy tickets or popcorn, comfortable seating and great sounds systems.

Lakeport Cinema and Drive-In Movie Theaters
52 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport, CA 95453
Just 10 minutes from the Edgewater Resort!
707-263-4215 or 707-263-5011
www.lakeportcinema.com

 

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