Buena Park Tourist Attractions
Orange CountyLocation and originBuena Park is one of those towns on the U.S. 5 Highway south of Los Angeles which follow one and other without any clear boundaries, namely, Norwalk, Buena Park, Anaheim and Santa Ana. This town, which has quickly shot up without any particular character, is typical of suburban development in the larger conurbations of California. In addition to Knott's Berry Farm, the oldest Californian amusement park, Buena Park also offers other attractions.
Knott's Berry Farm
In the year 1920 Walter Knott opened a fruit-stall here. Shortly afterwards he added a restaurant, in which at first he served only chicken dishes. The jams his wife made were a further specialty. In the course of time the farm developed into the present pleasure park to which new attractions are constantly being added. The emphasis here is on the re-awakening of the themes of the American past; the gold rush, a Spanish-American fiesta village, the "Roaring Twenties", a 19th century railway which runs round a large part of the grounds, a reproduction of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia with its Liberty Bell in its original size, and roundabouts.Highlights include ("Wild Water Wilderness") you take a white-water trip ("Big Foot Rapid") in original surroundings.
Always closed on: Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $53.99, Child 11 & under $23.99, Senior over 62 $23.99
Useful tips: Hours may vary. Phone to confirm.
Facilities: Gift shop, Restaurant or food service, Wheelchair loan or rental
International Printing Museum
The International Printing Museum shows the history of the printing press. Visitors can actually watch as a printer produces a sample and see antique printing machines. Highlights of the tour are Ben Franklin's working colonial printing shop, featuring the 3rd oldest, American-made printing press; a country newspaper shop where the type was set by hand and printed on the "Grasshopper" cylinder press; the beautiful Columbian Press, invented in 1813, adorned with a golden bald eagle; the Linotype Typesetting Machine of 1890 and its competitors, the Unitype Machine and Rogers Typograph.
Address: 315 West Torrance Boulevard, Carson, CA 90745, United States
Opening hours: Sat: 10am-4pm; Closed: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $8.00, Students $7.00, Senior $7.00
Useful tips: Open by appointment during the week.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Facilities: Gift shop
Ralph B. Clark Park (Interpretive Center)
Ralph B. Clark Park has picnic areas, hiking and bicycle trails, and a children's playground. Volleyball, softball fields, tennis and a baseball diamond are available as well as a stocked lake for fishing. The Interpretive Center presents a view of prehistoric Orange County through displays, programs and guided tours highlighting fossils of plants and animals.
Address: 8800 Rosecrans Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621-1069, United States
Opening hours: Apr 1 to Oct 30: 7am-9pm
Nov 1 to Mar 31: 7am-6pm
Nov 1 to Mar 31: 7am-6pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Useful tips: Dogs permitted on a 6" leash at all times.
Six Flags Movieland Wax Museum (closed)
In this museum are more than 200 life-size wax figures of film and television stars, some in authentic-looking scenes, ranging from Charlie Chaplin to "Star Wars". There is also a fine collection of bioscopes (the first film projection equipment), props from old films, rare film posters and Hollywood photos.THIS ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.
Medieval Times in Buena Park is one of a chain of theme restaurants that feature jousting and horseback riding. Visitors watch the festivities while they dine. Shows nightly.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (closed)
ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Buena Park has over 10,000 square feet of exhibition space and features an African Hate God and an eight legged pig.
Wild Bill's West Dinner Extravaganza (CLOSED)
ATTRACTION IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED.Wild Bill's West Dinner Extravaganza in Buena Park is a family entertainment spot where visitors are fed ribs, baked beans and chicken while they are entertained by western music and acts.