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Solar Living Center

13771 S Highway 101, Hopland, CA 95449-9607
+1 707-472-2450
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Beautiful place

Beautiful place to picnic and let the kids explore nature. There are good in the ponds and they... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Jennifer C
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Hopland, California
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sustainably cool

I've been here a few times, most recently this past August, and I've always enjoyed it here. It's... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
JDZatSF
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San Francisco, USA
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The Solar Living Center is a serene, lush 12-acre renewable energy and sustainable living demonstration site. The site features a biodiesel fueling station, electric car charging station, one of Ca.'s largest solar arrays, a certified organic garden, 3 beautiful ponds, the Real Goods store and the Solar Living Institute. The Solar Living Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages the site. On site the Institute hosts many workshops, school tours, kids' summer camp, and offers camping and a Tiny House for guest stays.
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“gift shop” (2 reviews)
“picnic tables” (2 reviews)
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13771 S Highway 101, Hopland, CA 95449-9607
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+1 707-472-2450
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to picnic and let the kids explore nature. There are good in the ponds and they sell fish pellets so the kids got a kick out of feeding the fish. The store there is awesome too!

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

I've been here a few times, most recently this past August, and I've always enjoyed it here. It's peaceful, sustainable, and cool. Great store, comfy places to sit, nice to m wander a bit, check out their watery labrynth, etc. They even have a little...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We've been going here for almost 20 years. After many years, it's still the same, with a few additions, but it hasn't turned into disneyland. It was really wonderful to return to have a picnic with our grown kids and 3 yr. old grandaughter.

Thank newcollege2012
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We were just driving by and saw this places. It has all things solar and eco friendly. The premises has several displays to show you how things work. A brief walk through a small bamboo grove takes you to a small lake with a dock...More

Thank Off2SeeItAll
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

We stopped here on a rainy day in March. This solar-powered, wood-heated facility has a very large shop filled with devices, books and "stuff" to save or produce energy, compost, build structures, you name it. Staff were eager to answer questions. The outdoor gardens weren't...More

Thank Berdley
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Lots of cool stuff to buy & learn about. Great field trip or family fun day! No food or drinks available which is a bummer

Thank letseatnowplease
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Found this place totally by accident when we spotted a sign on the highway indicating the place was open to the public and we needed a place to stop and stretch our legs and let the dog out. Wasn't sure what to make of the...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2016

SLI is a favorite stop for our family. My children love running around the grounds, playing in the water features, admiring the plants and their recycled bathrooms. I enjoy imagining all of the environmentally friendly creations that I could do at my house. I have...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Lots to see here - alternative energy methods, playground for kids, water features, charging stations, demos, ponds, picnics, large gift shop.

Thank hoplandmurp
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

The center isn't just about solar power--- it has info/exhibits about environmentally friendly building materials (straw bale, cob), passive and active solar design in architecture, organic gardening and permaculture. The grounds are beautiful with many different plants and trees. For the children there are fish...More

2  Thank aatimes2
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Kila R
December 26, 2016|
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YES!!! Lots of open areas (I believe dogs are supposed to be on a leash).
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