Discover Knott's Berry Farm

Written by David G. Hallstrom, Sr.

Of course you know about Southern California's premier attraction, Disneyland in Anaheim, but did you know that less than ten (10) minuets downrepparttar freeway, in Buena Park, is another great amusement park, Knott's Berry Farm.

Knott's Berry Farm, America's first theme park, is located at 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620, telephone number (714) 220-5200 and has over one hundred fifty (150) rides in six themed areas: Ghost Town, Fiesta Village®, The Boardwalk, Indian Trails, Wild Water Wilderness® and Camp Snoopy which isrepparttar 145399 official home of Snoopy andrepparttar 145400 Peanuts characters. The park is home torepparttar 145401 high-flying 3,125 foot Silver Bullet roller coaster which sends riders climbing to a height of 146 feet and soaring back down an initial drop of 109 feet. It has a top speed of fifty five (55) miles per hour and riders will experience spirals, corkscrews, a cobra roll, and overbanked curves. It is also home torepparttar 145402 118 foot tall GhostRider, one ofrepparttar 145403 longest and tallest wooden roller coasters inrepparttar 145404 world with a 108-foot initial banked drop, 13 additional drops, sudden dips, banked turns and maximum G-forces of 3.14

Wild Water Wilderness is home to Bigfoot Rapids which "is a thrilling, outdoor whitewater river raft ride that will bounce, toss, spin and splash passengers as they brave fast moving currents and dodge soaring geisers as they experiencerepparttar 145405 unforgettable fun of shootingrepparttar 145406 rapids". Towering cliffs, huge boulders, cascading water falls, soaring geysers and trees, shrubs and wild flowers--all indigenous to California--combine to create an authentic setting for Bigfoot Rapids.

At Camp Snoopy,repparttar 145407 whole family can enjoy many ofrepparttar 145408 rides, "made forrepparttar 145409 young andrepparttar 145410 young-at-heart. Ride our new Charlie Brown Speedway, or Woodstock's Airmail (the kid-size version of Supreme Scream®), haverepparttar 145411 kids take you for a spin at Rocky Road Truckin' Company, or check out Timberline Twisterrepparttar 145412 smallest of our rollercoaster family".

Discover Eaton Canyon In Pasadena California

Written by David G. Hallstrom, Sr.

Eaton Canyon Natural Area Nature Center, entrance, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, Ca. 91107, is a 190-acre natural park is located atrepparttar base of Mt. Wilson. There are five miles of nature trails, an equestrian trail, creeks and a waterfall. The canyon is very lush and has beautiful displays of local flora and fauna. The park is open daily sunrise to sunset.

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation supervises and maintains this "zoological, botanical, and geological wonderland situated atrepparttar 145398 base ofrepparttar 145399 beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. With its hiking trails, wildlife, rocks and minerals, and plants, there is something for everyone to enjoy". Atrepparttar 145400 entrance torepparttar 145401 park you will find a 7,600 square-foot building containing many "fascinating displays, live animals, offices, classrooms, an auditorium, restrooms, and an information desk/gift shop". The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, during which time a staff member is present to assist you. Both docent-guided and self-guided tours are available in Eaton Canyon. Reservations are required for either type in order to ensure that everyone has a pleasant experience.

One ofrepparttar 145402 best places to visit inrepparttar 145403 park isrepparttar 145404 Eaton Canyon Waterfalls. According to Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates "For a spectacular view of Eaton Canyon, hike torepparttar 145405 50-foot Eaton Canyon Waterfall". "There is water atrepparttar 145406 falls year-round, but in dry seasons and duringrepparttar 145407 summer monthsrepparttar 145408 stream bed may be partially or totally dry. In order to reachrepparttar 145409 falls you'll have to crossrepparttar 145410 stream bed several times, but only inrepparttar 145411 wettest months will this be particularly difficult".

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