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Address: Vallejo, CA

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A largely ignored Bay Area Treasure!

From our home in Vallejo, my wife and I make frequent visits to Mare Island, With it's wealth of beautiful historic architecture, dating to the 1850's it is a Historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas P
Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

From our home in Vallejo, my wife and I make frequent visits to Mare Island, With it's wealth of beautiful historic architecture, dating to the 1850's it is a Historical Architecture fan and Photographers Paradise!

Thank Thomas P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wandering around Mare Island, no matter what part of the island you choose to explore, is always an adventure. If you keep your eyes open, there are opportunities to learn about US Naval history, nature, beekeeping, and jelly-making Trees and wildflowers, sea birds and forest birds attract one's eye. Community gardens and organizations dedicated to helping others succeed are there.... More 

Thank Merry54
Vallejo, California
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Beautiful tails and view of San Pablo Bay. Great for the family, could be windy so be prepared. Bring a snack/water and enjoy a nice hike.

Thank CynBee227
Vallejo, California
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Many things happening on Mare Island it's awesome to have this available 10 minutes from home. Lots of walking trails, interesting sights, fun art studios, and even a winery! Wonderful place to hang out by the water. Great views.

Thank sphyggy
Vallejo, California
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a terrific getaway for ferry riders with bikes or to drive out with bikes and tour the island. The island has not really been discovered yet and traffic is a minimum. The old Victorians, huge dry-docks, and historic cemetery are just a few on the interests.

Thank acmestuart
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a history buff's delight. IT was once the largest CONUS submarine base/facility in the US Navy. Viewing the dry docks, repair facilities, and seeing just how our Naval personnel worked and resided was FANTASTIC. View many of the old buildings was great also particularly the old power plant, the structure warranted about 50 pictures by itself. The base... More 

2 Thank tmeebg
Phoenix, Arizona
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95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My husband's brother married his wife at Captain's Quarters B. The place was absolutely stunningly beatiful and so well maintained.

1 Thank clvivers
Sacramento, California
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67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

There are several roads with light traffic for easy bike rides. Lots of parking and interesting old buildings to see. There are several places for a picnic.

Thank Carolyn S
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145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

the place could be more interesting , it is mostly old Navy decaying buildings, not much water access, kind of a pretty little golf course and driving range

Thank Gene G
Vallejo, California
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The very south end of Mare Island is know as the Preserve. It's run by all volunteers. The preserve was the Ammo Depot and contains old brick buildings dated 1854. The area has officers houses that can be seen with special arrangements by the Navy. There are also bomb storage bunkers and underground small arms lockers. At the far south... More 

5 Thank Chip C

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