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Tarantulas- California’s Golden Parks (128)

Huell’s off to Henry W. Coe State Park to attend their annual Tarantula Fest. Put on specifically to help break down the negative myths and stereotypes so many of us have about these spiders, this festival has become a big hit. There are tarantula nature walks and tarantula lectures, but Huell’s favorite event is the  Continue Reading »

Stanford Mansion- California’s Golden Parks (137)

At one time it was home to one of California’s most important and powerful families. Today its been beautifully restored and is open to everyone as one of California’s State Historic Parks. Join PBS host Huell Howser as he tours this historic mansion and discovers its treasures!

Asilomar-California’s Golden Parks (119)

Huell travels to the city of Pacific Grove located on the Monterey Peninsula to visit Asilomar. Meaning “a refuge by the sea,” Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds sits on 107 breathtaking acres. The conference grounds began in 1913 as a camp and conference site for the YWCA, and its historic buildings were designed by  Continue Reading »

Montaña de Oro-California’s Golden Parks (106)

This California State Park’s name means “Mountain of Gold” and comes from the golden wildflowers that bloom there in the spring. Located on the central coast near Morro Bay, Huell Howser discovers the park’s boundless natural beauty which also includes rugged cliffs, secluded beaches, streams and canyons. (805) 528-0513 2002

Old Town San Diego-California’s Golden Parks (108)

San Diego became California’s first Spanish settlement when a mission and fort were established there in 1769. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Stroll along with Huell Howser through original adobes, San Diego’s first newspaper office, mansions and a blacksmith shop.  Continue Reading »

Water Under Pressure- California’s Gold (501)

Huell looks at two historic examples of water under pressure: first at the Malakoff Diggins State Park in the Sierra foothills, where for decades miners used tremendous water cannons to help dissolve mountains in search of precious metals. Today Huell visits a vast man-made valley that remains a testament to the power of this process.  Continue Reading »