Welcome to DANA
Mission & Vision
The mission of the Dana Adobe Cultural Center is to engage visitors with the stories of California’s Rancho Era History, connecting them with the peoples, the land and its resources to foster environmental stewardship and cultural understanding.
The DANA property is a unique venue hosting Nipomo’s largest community events including NatureFest, Heritage Days, Taste of Nipomo, outdoor concerts, chamber mixers, etc. Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos (DANA), a 501c (3) public benefit nonprofit established in 1999, began with the initial focus to save the crumbling historic Dana Adobe and gain for its state and national recognition. Over our 20-year history, and through a number of state, federal, and individual funding sources, the restoration of the Adobe is complete; 30 acres of surrounding land purchased, 100 acres east of the Adobe permanently protected, a Cultural Center was added to the property to host a revolving gallery with a multitude of exhibits and events, field trips for our local schools and ongoing changes are happening to the property every day to best serve our community.