opera house

A veritable museum of homes and architectural history, Woodland abounds with Victorian, Tudor and Mission Revival Style houses, commercial sites and public buildings, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  In addition to the unique streetscapes created by these treasures, the California Ag Museum house 130,000 square feet of interactive, one-of-a-kind exhibits featuring the latest in museum and attraction technologies.

And if you’re hungry…you can check out one of the numerous taquerias scattered throughout the city or enjoy the ambiance of a downtown bistro or café.

Numerous unique events and attractions take place throughout the year including: 

Getting an inside view of Woodland’s story during the “Stroll Through History” which takes place every September.

Eating a traditional corn dog and checking out the animals at one of the last free-entry fairs in California – the Yolo County Fair.  Don’t miss the destruction derby which runs two nights every year.  Also featured at the Fairgrounds is the annual Scottish Games – offering classic clan-to-clan competitions and unique cuisines.

All Aboard!  The Sacramento River Train offers seasonal dinner trips and special events.  The train begins in Woodland and runs through scenic Yolo County along the Sacramento River.

Some like it HOT! The Dynamite Chili Cook-Off is an annual Woodland event held at the Yolo County Fairgrounds.  It has become a cherished tradition where the boldest compete for the title of "Best Yolo County Chili".

When you get tired from all the great activity in Woodland, there’s no shortage of places to stay.  Woodland offers many motels and hotels to accommodate your recuperative needs - check with the Woodland Chamber of Commerce for a variety of choices. 

Yolo County Visitor's Bureau

Find out about the bounty of what Woodland and Yolo County has to offer! Shopping, strolling, nature, music, art, festivals, history and charm…Yolo County has it all. To learn more about the amazing things to do and see, please visit the Yolo County Visitors Bureau at or contact economic development staff at 530 661-5921 or