Latest Projects

  • Model-Visitor Center

    Nature Education Facility Development

      Learning at the Rancho: Resources, Challenges, and Solutions to Inspire Stewardship Visitors will learn about the resource, the challenges to the resource, and solutions through a variety of educational methods that focus on experiential learning, providing visitors the motivation and tools for informed conservation practices in their home communities. 

    Continue reading
  • IMG_1646 (6)

    Story of the Tallow Vat

    Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe is one of the few historic sites in California that still has its original tallow works. Hides and tallow were key to the economy of ranchos between 1838 and 1849. The tallow works is an important part of the Dana story.

    Continue reading
  • IMG_06041


    School is back in session and 3rd and 4th grade classes are coming to experience life on Rancho Nipomo at the Dana Adobe.  These field trips enhance student’s history lessons. Our educational and cultural programs enable local elementary school children to experience the Rancho and learn firsthand the culture, history,

    Continue reading
Visit Projects