Underground Old Sacramento

Sacramento has a unique feature that many residents are unaware of: a city underneath a city. Huell Howser goes below the city of Sacramento to explore the remaining historic sidewalks, doorways and building relics that were all part of the original downtown area before flooding moved the entire city upstairs one level. Huell gets a special tour of this restricted and mysterious area.






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On September 28, 1542, Juan Rodr¡guez Cabrillo landed at San Diego Bay. This event marked the first time that a European expedition had set foot on what later became the west coast of the United States. Huell travels to Cabrillo National Monument, where Cabrillo's exploration is commemorated with a statue and a museum flanked by scenic views of San Diego's harbor and skyline.

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Huell heads to Northern California, near Redding, to visit Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and hears all about this new and improved state park. Most exciting is the recent discovery of an enormous 400 foot waterfall, which was hidden on private property until 2006. Huell talks to the ranger who made the discovery and together, they explore the freshly cut trail that has been made for everyone to enjoy this gorgeous "new" waterfall.

  • 2017-07-25T12:30:00-07:00

Eugene O'neill House

America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill, chose to live in the hills above Danville, California at the height of his writing career. Isolated from the world and within the walls of his home called Tao (dow) House, O'Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Today the home and grounds are a National Park and Huell gets the tour of this lovely and isolated park.

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American River Parkway

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Irvine Ranch Land Reserve

Huell's off to the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve. More than 50,000 acres of permanently protected open space in the heart of Orange County which offers a rich menu of recreational opportunities. The land is diverse; stretching 22 miles from the mountains to the sea and comprising more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch.

  • 2017-07-28T12:30:00-07:00

Madrona Marsh

Rescued from future development and a history of oil drilling, the 42-acre Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve in Torrance is one of the last remaining vernal marshes in Southern California. The non-profit, volunteer organization Friends of the Madrona Marsh fought vigorously throughout the '70s and '80s to save this delicate natural habitat. Although Huell's visit shows us a great success story, he also learns that the restoration is ongoing.

  • 2017-08-03T12:30:00-07:00

Red Rock Canyon

Located just of highway 14, Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The park is not only rich in natural beauty, but has a deep human history as well. From the native Kawaiisu Indians, who left petroglyphs, to the 1880s 20-mule team freight wagons that stopped for water. There are also the remains of 1890s-era mining operations, and the area has been the site for a number of movies.


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Shasta City is located six miles west of Redding. During the California gold rush it was the “Queen City” of California’s northern mining district prospering from 1850-1890. Huell Howser visits Shasta State Historic Park, a reminder of the area’s gold rush legacy with brick ruins of a once thriving gold rush shopping district and a courthouse museum filled with original artifacts from the era.   

  • 2017-08-17T12:30:00-07:00

Donner Memorial

Huell travels to the beautiful Sierra Nevadas and Donner Memorial State Park which commemorates those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800s. It is named for one of the earliest pioneer wagon trains, the Donner Party, forced by circumstances to camp at the east end of Donner Lake in the winter of 1846-47, resulting in human suffering and loss of life.

  • 2017-08-18T12:30:00-07:00

John Muir Home

Huell tours the Victorian residence in Martinez where the naturalist John Muir lived from 1890 to his death in 1914, and meets the special folks who are responsible for preserving this important site. While living there, Muir laid the foundations for the creation of the National Park Service in 1916.


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Trona Pinnacles

The Trona Pinnacles are one of the most unusual geological features in California. The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet rising from a dry lake bed. The Pinnacles have been used as a backdrop fort hundreds of movies and TV shows.

Huell also visits Fossil Falls and Little Lake in the Owens Valley.






  • 2017-08-22T12:30:00-07:00