What to do and see in Colusa, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 1, 2017 Christa Meece

Colusa (formerly Colusi, Colusi's, Koru, and Salmon Bend) is the county seat of Colusa County, California. The population was 5,971 at the 2010 census, up from 5,402 at the 2000 census. Colusi originates from the local Coru Native American tribe, who in the 1840s lived on the opposite side of the Sacramento River.
Restaurants in Colusa

1. Colusa Casino

3770 State Highway 45, Colusa, CA 95932-4021 +1 530-458-8844
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3.5 based on 55 reviews

Colusa Casino

Try your luck at a variety of games including Blackjack, Pai Gow, Three Card Poker plus video slots and high-stakes bingo.

Reviewed By chiefguard - Olivehurst, California

We went to the Colusa Casino to see the comedy show with Jay Mohr. This was my first time there we decided to go early to have dinner. We went to the Wintun restaurant. Our service was outstanding, the food was outstanding, the restaurant was very clean and this will not be our last visit there. The casino was clean and we had a great time. The comedy show was very funny. We're glad we went. Highly recommend this casino.

2. Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Highway 20 & O Hair Rd, Colusa, CA
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By Ceal-SanJose - San Jose CA

Visit: Nov-Feb for waterfowl; other times great too. Colusa NWR is just west of Colusa, and just east of I-5 at Williams. It has a 3-mile auto-trail, an egret/heron rookery (we say 52 black-crowned night herons in it Feb-2016). No visitors center here (go to Sacramento NWR, about 30 minutes north). However, the visit is worth just a stop at the first viewing platform, if you don't have time for the auto-trail. Has a 1-mile walking trail near viewing platform. Photography blind (reservation needed).

3. Williams Soaring Center

2668 Husted Rd, Williams, CA 95987-5105 +1 530-473-5600
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5 based on 6 reviews

Williams Soaring Center

Reviewed By Annette K - San Anselmo, California

Williams Soaring Center offers a wonderful variety of glider rides for anyone wanting to experience what soaring is like. They also offer lessons for those wanting to learn how to pilot one of these planes themselves. Everyone at the center was friendly, professional and helpful. The morning we flew the sky was a series of cloud rows broken by blue sky which our pilot, Drew, explained sets up a sine wave of air pressure. Once we were released from the tow plane we surfed these bands of clouds gaining altitude to almost 10,000ft with speeds of 60 to 100 mph! It was hard to believe there was no engine! The sky was a dynamic mix of clouds and sun - exhilarating and beautiful. At one point we flew with a flock of white pelicans! Amazing to see these birds from their perspective! On our way back, Drew asked if we wanted to experience a couple of steep turns as well as at that moment of weightlessness that occurs when you climb steeply, arc, then dive downwards to create that free fall feeling. Of course we said yes and I proceeded to scream my lungs out! Thanks to everyone but especially to Drew, for making our ride an amazingly memorable experience! Happy Soaring!

4. Grand Island Shrine

State 45, Colusa, CA
Excellent
63%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Grand Island Shrine

The first Catholic mass in California was held here.

Reviewed By fentyk - San Francisco, California

This place is located on State 45, nearest cross street is Buster Road. The precise co-ordinates is 39-6'-56" North, 121-56'-15"West. You are in the middle of farm land, and nothing else in between. Then you find this pink structure with white cross next to it. It is a special place to many, especially the man who built it, and the woman who financed it.
Not to mention you have the awesome view of Sutter Butte. Not many people can say they've been here, but I have.

5. Prehistoric River Pomo Burial Gounds

741 Main St, Colusa, CA 95932-2324 +1 530-501-6414
Excellent
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2.5 based on 3 reviews

1877 Chinatown built on a haunted Prehistoric Pomo indian burial ground. These definitions are from the River Pomo indians "Nomlaki" which no remaining decendants or tribes exsist. These 3 paranormal experiences are at the museum, they are defined as natural, and the indians did not invent something that wasn't already there, they named them. LES: "shade, Shadow, ghost", which dwells within and animates the living; after death, the Les may be helpful or harmful; it may remain near the grave or go to the afterworld.HOLOWIT: Ghost, an evil manifestationYAPAYTU: Undetermined supernatural manifestationColusa founders occupied and forced the remaining Colusi indians off the area and made them cross the river. 1833 to 1860 indian genocide occured, the caretaker of the museum is a conduit to which information from the spirit world is feed to him and researched as true and displayed into the museum, no matter how painful this position incurs, their is great relief when the path is followed.

Reviewed By HopeFule - Auburn, California

This was great. I didn't know what to expect and I found out some astonishing information!,,

I heard Chinese music..quietly and I am not sure where it was coming from. The caretaker did not have any music playing. Interesting info on the area history. A lot of research has been
Put into the information presented.

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