With general information and directions to the local dune access points and other points of interest, the Dunes Center is a must see for anyone interested in traveling through the Central Coast and the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. We also have a variety of educational opportunities in the Center with different animal specimens, interactive activities, as well as a collection of short films about the local area. We are handicap accessible and have a gift shop and restroom. Please add the Dunes Center to your Central Coast itinerary.

200-x-90-demilleDiscover Hollywood history

In 1923, pioneer filmmaker Cecil. B. DeMille built the largest set in movie history in the dunes near Guadalupe, California, for his silent epic, The Ten Commandments. The Dunes Center offers visitors a unique and fascinating exhibit featuring a variety of artifacts from the both the set and the people who were working on the production.
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200-x-90-exhibitsExhibits, Activities, & Research

The Dunes Centers offers animal specimen exhibits, a chance to explore artifacts from the Lost City of Demille, interactive activities for kids of all ages, as well as a collection of short films about the local area.
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200-x-90-artArt Gallery

The Dunes Center's art gallery is a venue for local artists to exhibit work that is influenced by the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex and the natural world. We hope to inspire our members and visitors, by connecting them with artists who find inspiration in our dunes complex.
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guad-dunesDunes Complex Smartphone App

Access the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Complex with the help of your iphone! The Dunes Center has created an interactive app that provides information about local flora and fauna,  points of interests in the dunes, cultural and historical significance and virtual tours of the most popular spots in the dunes.
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200-x-90-educationEducation Programs

Are you looking for an educational outlet for someone you know? The Dunes Center provides educational programs for a variety of age ranges and grade levels. Programs can be created for an in class presentation, community group, youth organization, scouts, day camps and service clubs.
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200-x-90-hikeGroup Hikes

The Dunes Center offers private naturalist led group walks. A private walk with family, friends or co-workers is a perfect choice while on vacation, to celebrate your birthday or anniversary, or to reward your staff.
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