|Downtown Susanville, Calif. (City of Susanville website)|
This is a perfect place for RVers to stop for a few hours to visit the local historic railroad depot or pull over for the night and enjoy a Lassen Ale draft at the local brew pub--Pioneer Saloon, "the oldest operating business in northeast California."
Here are a couple places to tempt you off the road:
|Inside Railroad Deport|
601 Richmond Rd., Susanville, Calif.
Located at the head of the Bizz Johnson National Recreational Trail this restored railroad depot offers a visitor center and a museum. Free.
Hours: Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Roop's Fort / Lassen Historical Museum
105 N. Weatherlow St., Susanville, Calif.
Open to the public Monday through Friday during the summer.
The fort is the oldest structure in the town. The museum houses exhibits chronicling the last 170 years in Susanville's history. This small museum hass plenty of information on local history. The museum docents were helpful and informative. Take the time to stop by.
724 Main St., Susanville, Calif.
"The Pioneer Saloon, established in 1862, is the oldest operating business in northeast California. The bar, building and its large, exterior vintage neon sign are beloved local icons. People come in to take a seat at the 36-foot-long bar, ostensibly the longest in northeast California, and admire the display of hundreds of hand painted ranch brands representing generations of Lassen County cattlemen and women. The back room features a historic mural, one of many in Susanville, but the only one located inside a building, that celebrates the ranching and logging traditions of Lassen County," according to the Sierra Nevada Geotourism's website.
Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon opened in May of 2012. The owners "dreamed of creating a warm, welcoming brew pub in a historic building that would become a community gathering spot and provide a boost to the economy. The four felt lucky to find this historic western saloon, steeped in history, with its rustic appeal still intact."
The Lassen County Fair
Lassen County Fairgrounds in Susanville, Calif.
The summer's biggest event comes in the form of a great old fashioned county fair. Live entertainment, 4H competition, Parades.
Third week in July.
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-- Sources of information and photos: Sierra Nevada Geotourism, City of Susanville, Lassen County Chamber of Commerce. Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon.
-- Julianne G. Crane
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