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California Welcome Center - Santa Rosa

World-class food and wine, giant trees, and Peanuts

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The California Welcome Center in Santa Rosa is conveniently located just off Highway 101 in the Railroad Square Historical District. It is housed in a beautifully restored 1904 train depot alongside the tracks for Amtrak and the future SMART rail project. The building’s importance to quaint Railroad Square is that of a focal point for the local railroad heritage and an important resource for travelers and the community. The depot houses the Northwestern Pacific train museum featuring railroad artifacts and interactive displays.

The Center is walking distance to a variety of fine hotels as well as dining choices ranging from funky little coffee shops to first-class restaurants. There is a multitude of charming retail shops surrounding the depot - offering a wide selection of goods.

The Center offers an array of logo wear, locally-made gifts and souvenirs, in addition to travel information, maps, and brochures.


  • Concierge Services
  • Free maps, guides and brochures
  • Gift Shop – selling local souvenirs
  • Handicapped Access
  • Nearby Restaurants
  • Nearby Hotels
  • Restrooms
  • RV Parking/Bus Parking

Please contact the Welcome Center for specific hours of operation. 


9 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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