Skunk Train

Basic Information:

Boarding Locations: 

Fort Bragg:  100 W Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Willits:  299 E Commercial St, Willits, CA 95490

Telephone: 707.964.6371


Fares:  They vary depending on Start/End Location:

Fort Bragg (1 Hour Roundtrip):  Adults $25, Children (2 to 12) $15

Willits  (4 Hours Roundtrip):  Adults $84, Children (2 to 12) $42

Willits (5 Hours Roundtrip – includes BBQ Dinner):  Adults $109, Children (2 – 12) $67

Parking is free.


Skunk Train 

One of the most scenic areas of California are the Redwoods in the Northern part of the state.  There are a number of ways you can enjoy these great outdoors; from camping to visiting national parks.  But there is one unique way, you and your family can really enjoy the Redwoods.

Located in the Mendocino area of Northern California, you can ride the Skunk Train through the beautiful landscape.  The Skunk Train uses the “Redwood Route” that was created in 1885 by Charles R. Johnson and was used as a logging railroad.  Today the historic train will travel through the forest and allows the passengers experience the beauty of the forest through open air car or enclosed cabins.

The Skunk Train can be boarded from two different locations.  Fort Bragg and Willits provide the starting points, but the trips vary.  The trips from Willits tend to run longer and will cost more than Fort Bragg.  However, the longer trips allow for additional activities such as BBQ in the middle of the Redwoods stop.

Currently the Skunk Train runs a few special event trips as well.  They have The Magical Christmas Train (leaving from Willits – 90 Minutes; and Fort Bragg – 60 Minutes).  This experience will take guests through storybook wonderland, with servings of cookies and hot chocolate (with souvenir cup you can keep).  Oh and a visit by Santa Clause! Please check with the site for pricing.

If you enjoy nature and outdoors, then you must try the Skunk Train.  It is an experience that you and your family will remember for a very long time.

Hershey Chocolate World – Las Vegas



Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas

New York – New York Hotel & Casino

3790 South Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109


Cost: Free

Activity: Hershey’s Chocolate World


Enter Hershey’s Chocolate world and you will not only be mesmerized by the number of chocolate bars surrounding you (as well as the variety), but more importantly the amazing chocolate sculptures will fill your Facebook and Instagram feeds for hours.

The store is located at the New York – New York Hotel and Casino (which has other attractions like the roller coaster to entertain the kids).  The store offers variety of taste walls (Jolly Rancher, Kisses), in addition, there is plenty of activities out there.

Explore Las Vegas with Kids

Las Vegas is known for being an entertainment world for adults.  However, there are plenty of places to explore within the city with your kids!

This guide book, provides over 30 destinations in Las Vegas that families can explore with their kids.


Check out museums, national parks, city sites, parks and more!

You can purchase your own copy of this guid on Kindle here.

Explore LA with Kids

We are excited to announce the launch of our new book:  Explore LA with kids.  Los Angeles has many wonderful places to explore.  With this guide you and your family can see and enjoy the beautiful city of Los Angeles.


The book explores the city sites, coastal cities, historical sites, museums, parks, shipping malls, studios and theme parks.

You can purchase your Kindle version here.