Lancaster, CA Tourist Attractions
Lancaster was established in 1884, northeast of Los Angeles. The city is popular for the many cultural attractions and the Antelope Valley is noted for its springtime poppies at California Poppy Reserve.
Western Hotel and Museum
The Western Hotel and Museum is downtown Lancaster's oldest surviving structure. Built in 1888, it has gone through several name changes including the Antelope Valley Hotel and the Gillwyn Hotel. The hotel is the site of many annual events. The museum also offers a self guided tour of the early days of Lancaster and the Antelope Valley.
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster is dedicated to the display and preservation of wildflowers particularly the California Poppy which is the state flower.The reserve, situated on 1,714 acres is located 15 miles west of Lancaster.
Address: 15101 West Lancaster Road, Lancaster, CA 93536, United States
Opening hours: Sunrise-Sunset
Entrance fee in USD: Vehicle plus all occupants $8.00
Useful tips: The peak time for viewing is March through May. No dogs allowed.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum
Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park rises to 3,651ft above the Mojave, this 3,000 acre park has an abundance of native Joshua trees and other plants and animals that are native to the high desert. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping and horseback riding.
Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery
The Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery has displays of local history and art as well as exhibits of art from around the world.
Address: 44801 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534-3226, United States
Opening hours: 11am-4pm; Closed: Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: Donations accepted. (suggested $2 donation per visitor)
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Facilities: Gift shop
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