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Marin County, California

MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO BAY

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Marin County is located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. The county seat is San Rafael and the largest employer is the county government. San Quentin Prison is located in the county, as is Skywalker Ranch. Autodesk, the publisher of AutoCAD, is also located there, as well as numerous other high-tech companies. The Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and draws thousands of visitors a year to guided tours of its arch and atrium design.

America's oldest cross country running event, the Dipsea Race, takes place annually in Marin County, attracting thousands of athletes. Mountain biking is said to have been invented on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais in Marin. Marin County's natural sites include Muir Woods redwood forest, the Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Mount Tamalpais.

Notable features of the shoreline along the San Francisco Bay include the Sausalito shoreline, Richardson Bay, the Tiburon Peninsula including Ring Mountain and Triangle Marsh at Corte Madera.

National protected areas include: Golden Gate National Recreation Area (part), Marin Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Muir Woods National Monument, Point Reyes National Seashore, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge (part), and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

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