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“largest intact coastal dune ecosystems on earth”
The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex is comprised of 18 miles of coastline and is one of the most ecologically significant and largest intact coastal dune ecosystems on earth. A significant portion of the nearly 22,000 acres is under public management and open for recreation. The Dunes Center was finally opened in 1996 in a small storefront in central Guadalupe and evolved, over time, into our current existence. In 1998, the Dunes Center, seeking non-profit status, was adopted by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County and eventually became an independent and thriving non-profit in 1999. We have a thriving education program, reaching over 4,000 students annually. We offer docent led walks in the dunes. We have guest speakers for our volunteers, members, and local community. We have quarterly Members Events. In addition, we are the Administrator of what is known as the Dunes Collaborative—a coalition of state agencies, federal agencies, local governments, and nonprofits.
An ancient Egyptian city buried in California? Yes, you read that right. We recently took a 6-day journey through California's central coast. While researching unique and quirky places along the... Read more
Nowhere does it say $7 entry fee. Then you get there and pay and there's three displays of old movie sets. Super disappointed. And feel taken advantage of. Read more
I have been waiting to go to this museum ever since I learned, it holds some of the incredible artifacts from the 1923 movie "The Ten Commandments". On the Dunes nearby at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes... Read more
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