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Agua Dulce Vineyards
661-268-7402
Located just outside of Los Angeles, this winery offers barrel tastings and guided tours weekends by reservation.
9640 Sierra Highway, Aqua Dulce

Angeles National Forest
Roughly 700,000 acres with elevations ranging from 1,200 to 10,064 feet. While most is covered with dense chaparral, the higher peaks the higher elevations are covered in pine and fir. Recreational opportunities include picnicking, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, swimming, hunting,skiing, and mountain biking. Trails are also available for horseback riding and off-road vehicles.
661-296-8418
30800 Bouquet Cyn Rd, Saugus

Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park is California's State Regional Indian Museum representing Great Basin Indian Cultures.
661-946-3055
661-942-0662
15701 East Ave. M, Lancaster

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
661-724-1180
Each spring, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat. The duration and intensity of colors and scents vary from year to year. The wildflower season generally lasts from as early as mid-February through May, with a variety of wildflowers creating a mosaic of color that changes daily.
15101 Lancaster Rd,、Lancaster

Michael D. Antonovich Open Space
23801 The Old Road, Newhall
The 480-acre Michael D. Antonovich Open Space occupies some of the most densely wooded portions of the 4,000-acre Santa Clarita Woodlands. Follow the directions to East & Rice Canyon. Enter the Antonovich Open Space through East Canyon.
23801 The Old Road, Newhall

Aquatic Center, Santa Clarita
661-250-3700
The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center offers three pools, including a 50 meter competition pool with a competition timing system, a 25 meter dive pool, and an activity pool complete with water play equipment and a 160 foot water slide! Recreation pool is open seasonally.
20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park
661-942-0662
This woodland protects and preserves an impressive stand of native Joshuas and junipers which once grew in great abundance throughout the valley. Few stands of this majestic woodland community remain in the valley, the rest having been cleared for farming, housing, and green energy.
20000-20998 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster

As You Wish Pottery
Discover your inner artist here! Simply select a ceramic piece off their shelves, paint it and pick it up in a few days after it's been fired. Reservations suggested but not required.
661-255-1177
24201 Valencia Blvd. Valencia

Auto Fair, Santa Clarita
With this economy, one day you're buying, the next you're selling! The Santa Clarita Auto Fair has made it easy for you to do both. Troll the parking lot for your dream car (Free!) or drop your car off for a small fee and the staff will take care of your car while you go on about your business. No need to invite strangers to your home. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
661-255-2622 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Valencia


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Beale's Cut
This rich part of Santa Clarita's history could be easily overlooked, as it is hidden in the hillside off of Sierra Hwy. Completed in 1864 by E.F. Beale, Surveyor-General of California and Nevada, the cut through the mountains made a trecherous trip far less dangerous at this stretch for stages, cowpokes, herds, freight trains and settlers. Completed by hand with Chinese labor, it became known as "Beale's Cut" and has been used in numerous Western films.
22233 Sierra Hwy, Sylmar


Billy Beez
Large indoor playground with on-site cafe serving kid-friendly food.
661-383-0050
24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia


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CalArts
CalArts
661-253-7800
Located here in the SCV, California Institute of the Arts educates professional artists. Local residents and visitors are privileged to attend their performances--many of which are free. Please note, REDCAT Theater is located in downtown Los Angeles.
24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia

CalArts Art Gallery
CalArts Art Gallery
661-253-7800
Student art exhibits change weekly.
24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia

California State Parks
If you are considering heading out of the Santa Clarita Valley to explore our state parks, consider first previewing Russ Christoff's "Traveling California State Parks." An excellent video series, Russ and his crew take you inside California's State Parks, highlighting the things you will not want to miss on your visit. Russ tells us this is the only series of its kind in the nation, and we've checked it out for you. It's outstanding!

Canyon Theatre Guild
661-799-2702
Community theatre producing ten full-scale productions each season, which means something is probably playing tonight!
24242 Main St, Newhall

Castaic Lake Recreation Area
661-257-4050
Two lakes serve as the beautiful backdrop for some exciting events. Water skiing, kayaking & boat rentals/launch, Jetski, wake boarding, sailing, mountain bikes, model airplane field, self-contained RV and organized youth group camping, barbeques, children's play area, picnic tables/picnic shelters, rental rooms/areas for events, jogging track, pool or lake swimming, equestrian and hiking trails. Entrance fee; additional fees may apply to some activities.
32132 Castaic Lake Dr, Castaic

Castaic Regional Sports Complex and Aquatic Center
661-775-8865
Youth and adult programs, special events (including summer outdoor movies). Sports facilities include a splash pad, outdoor pool, jogging track, disc golf course, multiple lighted sports fields, barbeques, children's play area, indoor and outdoor basketball courts. Community room, kitchen facility, and rental rooms/areas for events.
31230 Castaic Rd, Castaic

Ceramics Arts Studio
661-260-2274
State-of-the-art studio offering classes and memberships to new and seasoned potters.
22504 6th St., Newhall

Cesar Millan's Dog Psychology Center
Cesar Millan's famous Dog Psychology Center is located right here in Santa Clarita. On-site training is available for pre-approved clients. Visit the website for details and contact information. Location to be disclosed upon approval.

College of the Canyons Art Gallery
College of the Canyons Art Gallery
661-362-3612
Features changing exhibits. Check the exhibition schedule for special events and gallery hours.
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Color Me Mine
661-799-9266
We provide the supplies, talented staff members to assist you with your creations, and just like magic, you are an artist! Drop in "artists" welcome. Save on studio fees and come play with us during our many weekly events. We know "The Art of Having Fun!"
< a target="_blank" href="https://goo.gl/maps/HjYdUKMuWMn">M24300 Town Center Drive, Ste. 106, Valencia

Conservatory Garden and Learning Center
661-297-1600
Located on the hill above Central Park, the garden is open during select hours with the goal to teach residents about water conservation. Classes are also available.
27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus


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Daphneyland Basset Rescue and Boarding
661-269-2682
Come give the bassets belly rubs, or adopt one and provide a loving home. Committed to the rescue of bassets and community education, Daphneyland is open to the public on weekends from 11-4, and on weekdays by appointment.
6221 Shannon Valley Road, Acton

Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon
From the Golden State (I-5) freeway in Santa Clarita, exit Calgrove Blvd. Turn west as Calgrove becomes the Old Road and head south 0.6 mile. The park is on the west side of the Old Road (before East & Rice Canyon). Parking is 0.5 mile from the park entrance. Parking in the bottom lot is free.
24255 The Old Road, Newhall

Devil's Punchbowl
661-944-2743
Moonlight hikes, San Andres Fault tours and telescope programs are offered as well as hiking in this 1300-acre park.
28000 Devils Punchbowl Road, Pearblossom


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East & Rice Canyon
Directions to the trailhead: From the Golden State (I-5) freeway in Santa Clarita, exit Calgrove Blvd. Turn west as Calgrove becomes the Old Road and head south 0.9 mile to parking on the west side of the road. There is a parking fee in East Canyon's lot, or parking is free on the Old Road.
24255 The Old Road, Newhall

Edwards Canyon Country 10
661-299-9385
18800 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Edwards Valencia 12
661-260-2960
24435 Town Center Dr, Santa Clarita

Elkins Ranch Golf Course
805-524-1771
Magnificently framed against the backdrop of the rugged Sespe and San Cayetano Mountain ranges.
1386 Chambersburg Road, Fillmore


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Farm Sanctuary's Animal Acres
26-acre beautiful hacienda ranch is home to 100 farm animals. Public hour-long tours are available Spring thru Fall. Visit their website for tour information.
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd, Acton

Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546
Take your adventure on rails as you travel through the beautiful Heritage Valley, just a few minutes from Santa Clarita Valley. Adventures are seasonal.
351 Santa Clara St, Fillmore

Fillmore Trout Hatchery
661-268-1879
A park like setting where fish are raised for the state's numerous lakes, including Castaic Lake. Self-guided tours of the fish ponds are available. No fishing or picnic facilities. Open 7:00 am - 3:00 pm daily.
612 E Telegraph Rd, Fillmore

Fillmore Historical Museum and Park
805-524-0948
This three building complex includes the Hinckley House, Rancho Sespe Bunk House, and Southern Pacific Railroad Depot. Native American, pioneer, railroad and oil industry exhibits are displayed.
350 Main St, Fillmore

Fort Tejon State Historical Park
661-248-6692 Park
661-248-6692 Fort Tejon History Association
There are restored adobes from the original fort and the park's museum features exhibits on army life and local history. 4201 Fort Tejon Rd, Lebec


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Gentle Barn
661-252-2440
Hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn!
15825 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita

Gibbon Conservation Center
661-296-2737
Houses the rarest group of apes in the Western Hemisphere.The GCC is open to the public every Saturday & Sunday morning with guided tours at designated times.
19100 Esguerra Rd, Santa Clarita


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Harry Carey Ranch(Tesoro Adobe Historic Park)
661-702-8953
The Tesoro Adobe was built and owned by noted western film actor, Harry Carey, in the 1920's and 1930's. The western elite including John Wayne, William S. Hart, and Gary Cooper visited Tesoro Adobe.
29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia

Hart Ranch & Museum
(See Wm. S. Hart Ranch & Museum below)

Hart Park
(See Wm S. Hart Park below)

Heritage Junction
661-254-1275
A collection of historic buildings including the 1887 Saugus Train Station, the 1878 Kingsbury House. Gift shop, museum on local history, and special events make this a place one must see! (Located inside the Wm. S. Hart Park grounds.)
24101 Newhall Ave, Newhall

Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
661-248-7007
The second largest unit of California State Park's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Located in the Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles and along the Interstate 5 corridor, Hungry Valley offers 19,000 acres and over 130 miles of scenic trails for motorcycle, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), dune buggies, and 4x4 recreation. All levels of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) operator skills will be challenged by the wide variety of terrain and trails at Hungry Valley SVRA.
5301 Ralphs Ranch Rd, Gorman


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Ice Station Valencia
661-775-8686
Public ice skating open at designated times. Rental skates available.
27745 Smyth Dr, Valencia


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J.R.'s Comedy Club
Weekend comedy shows located inside JJ's Bar and Grill.
661-259-2291
25848 Tournament Rd, Valencia


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KID-CO Play & Learn Center
661-253-2277
Designed for children 6 month to 5 years old who desire an imaginative, challenging, and fun environment in which to exercise, play, and explore. The kids will have fun playing in the mini town while learning.
26529 Carl Boyer Dr, Santa Clarita


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LA SummerFest At Rivendale
661-799-3378
A summer festival of music and theatre under the stars in beautiful Towsley Canyon.
24335 The Old Road, Newhall

Labyrinth at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church
661-296-31801
Labyrinths can be traced back 3,500 years.The outdoor Labyrinth is not a maze or a puzzle. It is simply a path. Take some time to clear your mind, to relax before you walk. Move at your own pace. Be open to inner promptings to pause, to slow down, to pass others. Information is posted near the labyrinth providing guidance. Free and open to the public 24/7.
22508 Copper Hill, Saugus

Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue
661-727-0049
Come and visit, or volunteer, on this 56-acre ranch where 120 horses reside. Primarily wild mustangs, but some of these animals have been rescued from Premarin farms. Lifesavers encourages you to bring carrots to feed to the horses, hug, kiss and just love 'em up. Open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Donations accepted.
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Los Angeles Whale Watching
949-675-0551
Amazing fun for the whole family, and at an unbeatable price! Don't miss this rare opportunity for the experience of a lifetime--which you'll make a family tradition. When you want to go whale watching in Los Angeles, visit our Special Offer for your discount from Newport Landing for your passport to great family fun!
400 Main Street, Newport Beach
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The MAIN
661-288-0000
Operated by the City of Santa Clarita this multi-arts center in the heart of the Newhall Arts and Entertainment District home for music, comedy, film, theatre, visual art, classes and workshops, and meetings.
24266 Main St, Santa Clarita

Master's University
800-568-6248
Most concerts are free, held in the Recital Hall and begin at 7:30 pm--with the exception of the Christmas concert.
21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio & Museum
661-259-9669
Tour a working western movie town; the same streets immortalized by John Wayne, Elvis Preseley and others. The museum is a tribute to the movie history at Melody Ranch, this museum is chock full of movie props including "The Dukes of Hazzard," "The Shootist," and "Gunsmoke"...to name just a few. Ranch is often closed for filming, so call ahead to avoid disappointment.
24715 Oakcreek Avenue, Newhall

Mentryville
27201 Pico Canyon Road, Newhall
661-259-9669
At the end of Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch
The buildings are closed to all but private tours at this time, but it's worth exploring the grounds. Once you head up the hill from the buildings, you'll come upon remnants of the 1880s oil boom town, including the remnants of Pico Number 4. Pico Number 4 was the longest running oil well in the world when it ceased operation in 1990, and the first commercially successful oil well in the western United States. A neat place to stop for ghost town aficionados.
27201 Pico Canyon Rd

Mountasia Fun Center

Mountasia Family Fun Center
661-253-4386
This is the place for fun in Santa Clarita! Activities include laser tag, bumper boats, go karts, mini golf, a rock climbing wall and restaurant to refuel.
21516 Golden Triangle Rd, Santa Clarita


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Newhall Aquarium
A non-profit organization providing hands-on learning experience, touch tanks, and daily activities. Suitable for small children. Limited hours.
24631 Arch Street, Newhall

The Newhall Pass

Directions: From I-5, take Calgrove west to The Old Road. Head south several miles to Weldon Canyon Road. Turn right over I-5 to Coltrane Avenue. Turn right. The gate is along Coltrane Avenue about 100 yards west of the Weldon Canyon Road bridge.Trailhead will be on the left.
22945 Coltrane Avenue, Newhall

Newhallywood Tours
661-483-1205
Tour multiple locations in Santa Clarita typically not open to the public as well as movie studio and hot spots in Los Angeles. Newhallywood Tours is a labor of love brought into being by author/historians Kimi and E.J. Stephens. They share a mutual passion for Hollywood history and share it with the world through their books, lectures, and tours of historic sites.
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Oak of the Golden Dream
661-259-7721
Gold was first discovered here in the Santa Clarita Valley...not at Sutter's Mill. Even John Wayne made sure everyone knew it. It happened in 1842 in Placerita Canyon. You can still visit The Oak of the Golden Dream, which marks the spot.
19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall

Oak Tree Gun Club
Shotgun, Rifle and Pistol shooting, and Archery Ranges. Open to the public, guests of all experience levels are welcome.
661-259-7738
23121 Coltrane Ave, Newhall

Old Town Newhall
661-286-4030
Unique gift shops, one-of-a-kind secondhand shops, the area's oldest hardware and Newhall's original ice store, chic clothing, cultural grocery stores, day spa, sporting shops, authentic Mexican cuisine, Italian food, an eclectic coffee shop, tasty bakeries, and the home of 101 omeletts are right at home in Old Town Newhall.
24500 Main St, Santa Clarita


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Pacific Crest Trail
The PCT can be accessed on the north end of the Santa Clarita Valley in Agua Dulce. Another helpful website is The Southern California Segment of the PCT.

Thanks to Agua Dulce resident and PCT expert, Donna Saufley, we have these detailed instructions for you to access the PCT.

A trailhead parking area was recently constructed by the California Trail Users Coalition ("CTUC") where the trail crosses Soledad Canyon Road--near the Robin's Nest RV/Recreation park. It then travels northward until it goes under Hwy 14 through a tunnel, and comes out in Vasquez Rocks County Park. It runs through the park, and while there is no trailhead per se, the trail can be accessed in the park.

It exits Vasquez Rocks and makes a left on Escondido Canyon Road (on the road), and then makes a right at the stop sign onto Agua Dulce Canyon Road. It stays on the road for approximately 2.25 miles, where it crosses Sierra Highway, and makes a left onto Mint Canyon Road. It follows Mint Canyon for only a very short distance, and then makes a right onto Petersen Road. Within about 50 yards, there is a dirt road leading up to the right, as you're facing north. The PCT proceeds up this dirt road, where it forks underneath the power lines (take the road that goes down from there, not up). The foot trail resumes about ¼ mile up. There are markers indicating where the trail makes the turn onto the dirt road, and where the foot trail begins again.

From there the trail meanders through Mint Canyon, climbs the Sierra Pelona ridge, and drops down onto Bouquet Canyon, where it crosses and continues to San Francisquito Canyon Road.
Mint Canyon Rd & Petersen Rd, Santa Clarita

Paintball USA
Run up and down hills, dive into brush, crawl on your belly like a lizard, jump into gullies, roll down hills and fall to your knees and stomach while battling your "enemies". Picnic facilities available for observers.
661-269-8400
15112 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita

The Paseo Club
661-257-0044
Private tennis club
a target="_blank" href="https://goo.gl/maps/vouQ42TNUAy">27650 Dickason Dr, Valencia

Pico Canyon Park
The site of the first commercially successful oil well in the western United States--Pico No 4. Today the canyon offers hikers, bikers, and equestrians not only a glimpse of California history, but shaded trails into the rugged and lushly vegetated headwaters of Pico Canyon, and the Santa Susana Mountains. Trails into the backcountry are accessed from a paved road leading out of Mentryville.
25600 Pico Canyon Rd., Stevenson Ranch

Pinot's Palette
661-260-0846
Pinot's Palette is the upscale "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." destination in Valencia where anyone can be a Picasso. No art experience necessary; bring your friends!
25850 McBean Parkway, Valencia

Place To Shoot
661-296-5552
Outdoor shooting range open to the family.
33951 San Francisquito Cyn Rd, Santa Clarita

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
661-259-7721
Animal encounters, ranger-led hikes and presentations. Access and most events are free to the public.
19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall


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Rainbow Ridge
661-538-9271 Kathy
Ride the trails for an hour or two or help out at the ranch grooming and caring for the animals all day at Rainbow Ridge. Located at Angeles Forest and Sierra Highways, the kids will love this wild west adventure. (Relocated from Agua Dulce.) Sunset rides available.
1701 Crystal Rd, Palmdale

Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark
805-521-1501
Rancho Camulos was built the in 1853 by Ygnacio del Valle. It is the far western end of the original Rancho San Francisco--a ranch that incorporated the entire Santa Clarita Valley from Newhall Pass to the lower end of Placerita Canyon and all the way west to Camulos. Ygnacio's father, Antonio del ValIe, had been granted the 48,000+ acre Rancho San Francisco from Mexico, and after his death the ranch was divided among his heirs. Rancho Camulos is one of the oldest historic landmarks in the Santa Clarita Valley. It is located right off Hwy 126, technically located in Ventura County, but at the very heart of Santa Clarita's history.
5164 E Telegraph Rd, Fillmore

Richard H. Rioux Park
661-222-9536
Special events here include a Senior Health Fair & Concert in the Park, Easter Sunrise Service, an Easter Egg-Stravaganza, 4th of July Celebration with fireworks, Patriot Day Remembrance, Fall Festival, Turkey Toss, and December Holiday Celebration. Contact the park for details on these events. Summer day camps are also offered. Outdoor stage, barbeques, children's play area, picnic tables, shade shelters, areas for events, sports fields/diamonds, jogging track, basketball courts and restrooms.
26233 W. Faulkner Dr, Stevenson Ranch


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St. Andrew's Abbey
661-944-2178
Just up the road from the Devils Punchbowl is the peaceful and reflective Abbey. If you've called ahead, you are invited to join the monastic community for lunch (nominal fee). From sunrise to sunset, you are welcome to stop in and walk the peaceful grounds. Clean restroom facilities are available for your use.
31001 N Valyermo Rd, Valyermo

St. Francis Dam
661-254-1275
By Michele E. Buttelman, Signal Features Editor: "The second worst disaster in California history began on March 12, 1928, near midnight, in the remote San Francisquito Canyon area of Saugus. The St. Francis Dam failed at 11:57:30, a time pegged to the loss of electricity from the Southern California Edison transmission lines to Lancaster. The dam's reservoir of 12.5 billion gallons of water poured down the narrow canyon, initially in a 140-foot-high wall of water, and swept nearly 500 men, women and children to their deaths. In California history, only the 1906 San Francisco earthquake killed more people. It was a disaster of epic proportions, one that remains largely unpublicized and unknown, today. As the flood carved out a path to the sea, it lay waste to Castaic Junction, Piru, Fillmore, Santa Paula and Saticoy before emptying into the Pacific Ocean, more than 50 miles away, near Ventura."
San Francisquito Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Every year on the anniversary of the tragedy, the SCV Historical Society offers a lecture and escorts visitors to the site for a tour.
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Saddleback Butte State Park
661-942-0662


Sand Canyon Country Club
661-252-8484
Formerly known as Robinson Ranch Golf Club, this public club offers guests a 27-hole course, driving range, putting green and 25,000 square foot clubhouse.
27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Auto Fair
661-255-2622 With this economy, one day you're buying, the next you're selling! The Santa Clarita Auto Fair has made it easy for you to do both. Troll the parking lot for your dream car (Free!) or drop your car off for a small fee and the staff will take care of your car while you go on about your business. No need to invite strangers to your home. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Valencia

Santa Clarita Ballet
661-254-6844
The Santa Clarita Ballet Company was founded in 1995 as a performing outlet for advanced ballet students. Performance locations vary.

Santa Clarita Lanes
661-254-0540
Bowling alley suitable for open bowling, leagues, and parties.
21655 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus

Santa Clarita Master Chorale
661-254-8886
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale promotes fine choral music through an annual concert series of outstanding quality, educational enrichment programs and involvement in community-based arts efforts. Locations vary.

Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
661-362-5304
The PAC hosts major celebrities and local performances, providing an intimate, yet comfortable, seating for 900. And you may recognize the theatre from some of your favorite television productions, including "Las Vegas," "Weeds," "CSI," and "NCIS."
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Skate & Bike Park
661-250-3758
New state-of-the-art skatepark, already being touted as one of the best skatepark destinations, features large bowls, a Street Plaza, Half-Pipe Tunnel, Snake Runs, Skate-able Planters and much more!
20870 Center Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita

Saugus Café (Historical Link)
Facebook Page
661-259-7886
The history of this unimposing little café goes way back to 1887, although it has resided in the current building since 1952. With a renovation in 1994, patrons today will still enjoy generous meals at sensible prices. Where else may one dine within the same walls as presidents and legends? Former customers of the restaurant include Presidents Benjamin Harrison and Theodore Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Tom Mix, Charlie Chaplin, Doug Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford. The cast of CSI, as well as Drew Barrymore and Whoopi Goldberg, have filmed here.
25861 Railroad Ave, Santa Clarita

Saugus Speedway
661-259-3886
Local swap meet since 1963, located on a vintage 1/3 mile track. Live music serves as a background to vendors selling new merchandise as well as garage sale items, collectibles and antiques.
22500 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Saugus Train Station
661-254-1275
You've definitely turned back the clock when you step inside this authentic 1887 train station. In fact, be sure to check the walls for bullet holes, as cowboys shot up the station to greet incoming trains. Exhibits depicting local history are displayed in the baggage room. There's even a table at which Wild Bill was allegedly shot while playing cards. A gift shop, selling reproduction memorabilia, is also within the station. Admission is free.
24101 Newhall Ave, Newhall

Scooter's Jungle - Valencia
661-877-4400
Scooter's Jungle Specializes in Private Birthday Parties! We are your neighborhood destination for Family FUN in a safe, clean, tropical themed environment offering worry-free Private Birthday Parties and FUN Open Play events with HUGE inflatable slides and more. Enjoy DJ quality music, homemade pizza, and helpful staff that are Amazing!
28230 Constellation, Valencia

Shadowland Foundation
818-766-1825
Nine Alaskan Timber wolves are protected here. Private visits are scheduled by appointment, and visitors are provided the opportunity to meet and play with the wolves!
18832 Pine Canyon Road, Lake Hughes

Shambala Preserve
661-268-0380
Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre wildlife habitat, is a haven for endangered and exotic big cats. African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, leopards, servals, mountain lions, bobcats, a lynx, a Florida panther, a snow leopard, and a cheetah all reside at this sanctuary-the only one like it in the United States. Open periodically for public tours to visitors 18 and over.

It's true; Michael Jackson's Bengal Tigers, Thriller and Sabu, were moved to Shambala. Unfortunately, Thriller has passed but Sabu still resides at Shambala. These animals didn't come with any funds to care for them. You can help by visiting Shambala on a regularly scheduled tour or adopting one of the animals.
6867 Soledad Canyon Rd, Acton

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Water park.
661-255-4129
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia
661-255-4129
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

Sky High Sports
661-775-6300
Trampoline park. 28656 The Old Road, Valencia


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Tesoro Adobe Museum (Harry Carey Ranch)
661-702-8953
Built in 1933, it was once home to famous film star Harry Carey and family (including celebrity son Harry Carey Jr.), this ranch home displays murals by scenic artist Les Grimes in many of the home's rooms. Admission is free.
29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park
661-942-0662
Nestled atop a ridge in the Tehachapi Mountains, overlooking Sand Canyon to the east and the Tehachapi valley to the west, Tomo-Kahni, or "Winter Village," was the site of a Kawaiisu (Nuwa) village. Available to the public by tour only, which are led by trained State Park Volunteers on weekends during the spring and fall months. Tours begin with an orientation at the Tehachapi Museum. After an orientation, participants must caravan or carpool approximately 12 miles to the park.
310 S Green St, Tehachapi

Top Out Climbing Gym
Beginners and advanced climbers will be challenged at this 11,000-square foot facility.
661-288-1813
26332 Ferry Court, Santa Clarita

Tournament Players Club at Valencia (TPC at Valencia) - Semi-Private
Private 18-hole, 72-par championship golf course; dining facility and social events open to the public.
661-288-1995
26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia

Tule Elk State Reserve
661-764-6881
A small herd of Tule Elk are protected here and are most active from late summer to early autumn. Bring binoculars! Occasional Ranger led "Auto Safari" tours of the Reserve are available.
8653 Station Rd, Buttonwillow


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Valencia Country Club - Private Golf
Private Par-75 golf course and country club.
661-254-4401
27330 North Tourney Road, Valencia

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
661-268-0840
Unusual rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites, and a seasonal stream combine to make this one of the most unusual parks in California. Popular for hiking, biking and horseback riding. (Rentals not available.) The spectacular rock formations are easy to climb and are a favorite to photograph. In the cool months (October - May), the rangers offer guided hikes and animal presentations. Has also served as the location of numerous television programs, music videos, and feature films--dating back to the silent film days. On-site nature center.
10700 W. Escondido Cyn Rd, Aqua Dulce

Veteran's Historical Plaza
The design of the Plaza evokes images of a formal Victorian garden. Hundreds of engraved bricks honor individuals who served in the military.
24275 Walnut St, Newhall

Vista del Lago Visitors Center (Pyramid Lake)
661-294-0219
Sweeping views of Pyramid Lake, this beautiful center is the largest of DWR's three information facilities. Many neat exhibits!
38500 VIsta Del Lago Rd, Gorman

Vista Valencia Golf Course
27-hole public course with large trees.
661-253-1870
24700 Trevino, Santa Clarita


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Walk of the Western Stars
John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Weaver, Jack Palance, Bruce Boxleitner, and Melissa Gilbert are just a few of the western celebrities honored in downtown Newhall. Western film, stage, television and radio personalities who performed in the Santa Clarita Valley are honored here in The Downtown Newhall Walk of Western Stars, which began in 1981. Come with your camera and find your favorite stars immortalized with bronze plaques and terrazzo tile set into the sidewalks along San Fernando Road, Newhall Avenue, and Market Street.
24330 Main St, Newhall

Walker Cabin
The Walker Cabin has been used in countless movies in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. You can walk through it, and even better, pose for a photo op. Located at the Placerita Nature Center.
19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall

Whitney Canyon Park
20303 N. San Fernando Road, Santa Clarita
Golden State Fwy (Route 5) to CA-14 North to CA-126 exit. Turn right at San Fernando Rd. There is a fee for parking at the park, or park in the Park & Ride for free.
22945 Coltrane Ave, Newhall

Wildlife Learning Center
818-362-8711
Santa Clarita's Family Friendly Zoo, just 10 minutes from SCV! 55 species of rescued wildlife--monkeys, wild cats, foxes, birds, reptiles & more. Open 7 days, low-cost admission includes free Trainer Talks every hour starting at noon. Birthday Parties, Zoo Camps, Individual Animal Experiences, Zoofari Tours, Behind-the-scenesschool & scout tours.
16027 Yarnell St, Sylmar

William S. Hart Park
24151 San Fernando Rd, Newhall
Museum Information: 661-254-4584
Park Information: 661-259-0855
William S. Hart Mansion Museum, gift shop, Western and Native American garment displays, live animals, bison herd, historical society on premises, organized youth group camping, barbecues, children's play areas, picnic tables/picnic shelters, community room, kitchen facility, rental rooms/areas for events, equestrian and hiking trails.
24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall

William S. Hart Ranch & Museum
661-254-4584
Former silent film cowboy star and director, William S. Hart, resided in this fully furnished Spanish colonial revival style mansion, now open to the public. Fans of western art will find many of their favorites here, including works done by Charles Russell, Joe De Young, Charles Christadoro, and Frederic Remington. Movie props from the 1920s and authentic native American artifacts are also found throughout the museum. Make a day of your visit-take the kids to the petting zoo, ogle the buffalo grazing on the property, and enjoy a picnic under a shade tree. Free.
24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall


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Youth Grove Memorial
Too many of our young people have been lost to vehicle accidents. They have been memoralized in a lovely grove under the oak trees in Central Park. Each stump holds the name of a person who's life was cut short in an auto accident. (Park near basketball hoops, then proceed on the walking path behind the all-purpose fields of the park.)
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita


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Updated September 4, 2017
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