Southern California: Other Attractions

Angeles National Forest
Covers more than 650,000 acres. Area ranges from desert to high mountain ridges. Year round attraction due to warm, sunny climate. Campgrounds, hiking trails, nature walks, skiing in winter, picnic areas.

701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: (818) 574-5200

San Diego Railroad Museum
Variety of freight and passenger cars and locomotives. Train trip with restored locomotive.

Forest Gate Rd.
Campo, CA
Phone: (619) 595-3030

Quail Botanical Gardens
Large collection of rare plants and a bird sanctuary.

230 Quail Gardens Drive
El Cajon, CA
Phone: (619) 436-3036

San Diego Wild Animal Park
More than 2500 animals roam in habitats simulating Africa and Asia. Animals are viewed from a monorail and walking trails.

Escondido, CA
Phone: (619) 234-6541

Palomar Observatory
Features several very large telescopes including the 200-inch Hale telescope used to study celestial bodies. Museum contains displays of photographs taken by the telescopes.

Palomar Mountain, CA
Phone: (619) 742-2119

Mission San Juan Capistrano
This mission is famous for the swallows that visit it each year for six months, migrating from Argentina. Rooms depict Native American, Spanish and Mexican periods in the history of the church.

San Juan Capistrano, CA
Phone: (714) 248-2048

Hearst Castle
Huge estate of publisher William Randolph Hearst. Millions of dollars of art and antiques. Elaborate pools, gardens and statuary.

San Simeon, CA
Phone: (805) 927-2020

This town reflects Danish heritage, customs, culture and architecture. Village features windmills, gaslights and cobblestone walks.

Solvang, CA

Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum
Museum is devoted to the famous Western stars of cinema.

15650 Seneca Rd.
Victorville, CA
Phone: (619) 243-4547

Richard Nixon Personal Library
Museum has films, videos, and personal memorabilia from Richard Nixon's life. Includes house where Nixon was born and the graves of Nixon and his wife.

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA
Phone: (714) 993-5075

Cleveland National Forest
More than 420,000 acres including woodlands, camping and hiking opportunities.

10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92127
Phone: (619) 674-2901

Orange County Marine Institute
Exhibits of sea life. Full-size replica of boat described in "Two Years Before the Mast". Wildlife cruises on weekends.

24200 Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA
Phone: (714) 496-2274

La Purisma Mission
Restoration of a mission originally built in 1787. Extensive grounds covering 900 acres contain hiking and riding trails.

Purisma Road
Lompoc, CA
Phone: (805) 733-3713

California Museum of Science and Industry
Hands-on exhibits. Covers mathematics, space, the environment, etc. Associated IMAX theater has a very high screen, and shows simulated journeys across the earth and space.

700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 744-7400

George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries
Fossil exhibits from animals from ice age.

5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 857-6311

Los Angeles Zoo
More than 1200 animals, reptiles and birds. Wildlife shows.

Golden State and Ventura Freeways
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 666-4090

Japanese American National Museum
Exhibits depict Japanese immigration and assimilation into American society.

First and Central Streets
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 625-0414

Museum of Tolerance
Exhibits on racism and prejudice in America. Large exhibit shows history of Holocaust.

9786 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 553-8403

Southwest Museum
Exhibits of Native American cultures dating back to prehistoric times. The museum's grounds include a re-creation of an 1850s Spanish California ranch house.

234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (213) 221-2164

Arboretum of Los Angeles
Over 120 acres of trees and shrubs from around the world. Rain forest area.

301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA
Phone: (818) 821-3222

Santa Anita Park
One of the most famous horse race tracks in the United States.

285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA
Phone: (818) 574-7223

Mann's Chinese Theater
Over 200 entertainment stars have had their hand and footprints cast in the concrete outside of this theater.

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Queen Mary
One of the largest passenger liners ever, the Queen Mary is permanently moored here. Adjacent to the liner is the Queen Mary Seaport which contains numerous shops and restaurants.

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA
Phone: (310) 435-3511

Rose Bowl
Site of the annual famous college football game each New Year's day.

Pasadena, CA
Phone: (818) 577-3100

The Japanese Garden
Over six acres of Japanese gardens. Featured are bonsai trees, a tea house, and stone lanterns.

6100 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA
Phone: (818) 756-8166

San Diego Zoo
One of the world's largest and most famous zoos. Children's zoo and live animal shows.

San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 234-3153

Sea World
Features shows, aquariums, marine-life exhibits, and research labs. Theme adventure areas and rides.

Mission Bay
San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 226-3901

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