SANTA CLARITA HAS GOT IT ALL.Indoors or outdoors, there's plenty to do in Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, for a cost or free of charge. The valley boasts sprawling parks, bicycle trails, three amusement parks This page contains a list of amusement parks by
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Here's a sampling of some of the places to go and things to do across the Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. .
--Six Flags California is the Santa Clarita Valley's landmark. It's not uncommon for residents to direct out-of-towners their way by explaining they live near Magic Mountain, one of two Six Flags For the national flags of Texas, see .
Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) is the world's largest chain of amusement parks and theme parks and is headquartered in New York City. There are 20 such parks run by Six Flags. parks. Magic Mountain is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays during the winter and will be open daily beginning March 23. Entry is $42.99 general admission and $26.99 for children under 48 inches and seniors age 55 and above. Hurricane Harbor, the water park next door, is open seasonally. Admission is $21.99 general admission and $16.99 for children under 48 inches and seniors age 55 and above. Call (661) 255-4817.
--Mountasia Family Fun Center, located at 21516 Golden Triangle Golden Triangle can refer to:
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Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course. Go-Kart racing, miniature golf, bumper boats Bumper boats are an amusement park ride that uses inner tube shaped watercraft with steerable electric motors. Most are equipped with water guns for duels with other riders. Some make rain gear available. See Also
--At the end of this month, the city will put on its ninth annual Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival, which draws thousands to experience the Old West. Festivities fes·tiv·i·ty
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1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.
3. kick off on March 20 and will feature popular country western musicians and poets, and live theater performances at venues across the valley. Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio will offer guests the opportunity to kick up their heels at a Western swing dance, browse a variety of shops, visit the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Museum or chow down on some genuine cowboy grub. Tickets are available. Call (661) 286-4021.
--The eighth annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival will take place April 19-27 at Edwards Cinemas at Valencia Town Center. Films are entered from all over the world in the first and only family themed film and screenplay festival. For tickets call (661) 257-3131.
--Each October the sidewalks of Valencia Town Center are transformed into a pavement canvas covered with colorful works of art created by professional artists all done in chalk. The Bella Via Italian Street Painting Festival features an art exhibit, interactive arts activities for children, stage entertainment and an assortment of food and beverages.
--Old Town Newhall is home to two live theater venues. The Canyon Theatre Guild Theatre Guild
U.S. theatrical society. Founded in New York City in 1918 by Lawrence Langner (1890–1962) and others, the group proposed to produce high-quality, noncommercial plays. , located at 24242 San Fernando Road San Fernando Road is a major street in the city and county of Los Angeles. It starts off in Castaic as The Old Road, passing through Santa Clarita and the Newhall Pass, where upon its intersection with Sierra Highway near the junction of the Golden State (I-5) and the , offers live community theater with plays for adults and children showing throughout the year. Call (661) 799-2702. The Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre repertory theatre
Production of several different plays in a single season by a resident acting company. The plays chosen may be classic works by famous dramatists or new works by emerging playwrights, and the companies that perform them often serve as a training ground for is the valley's only professional theater, and is conveniently located right down the street from the Guild at 24266 San Fernando Road. Call (661) 222-7278.
--J.R.'s Comedy Club, operated by comedian Randy Lubas and featuring well-known comics from the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. area, including some local jokesters, is located inside Marie Callender's at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 258-2291.
--Santa Clarita offers full-size courses and a unique miniature course for golf enthusiasts. Robinson Ranch Golf Course, located at 27734 Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country, features two 18-hole championship courses, a clubhouse, bar and pro shop. Call (661) 252-7666. Vista Valencia Golf Course, 25700 Trevino Drive, Valencia, has a mid-length golf course, par three golf course and an night-lighted driving range. Call (661) 253-1870.
--The Greens, located at 26501 McBean Parkway in Valencia, is more like golf in miniature than miniature golf. Situated on real grass and featuring water hazards, sand bunkers and island greens, The Greens, the
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Environmentalist political party founded in West Germany in 1979. Initially, it arose out of protests against nuclear power in Germany in the 1970s, and later it embraced all forms of environmentalism. Greens also has a golf simulator allowing golfers to play courses around the world without leaving Santa Clarita. Call (661) 222-2900.
--Valencia Ice Station offers public ice skating ice skating, gliding along an ice surface on keellike runners known as ice skates. Skating as a Sport
Skating, besides being an important form of winter recreation and the essential skill in the game of ice hockey (see hockey, ice) has developed , figure skating, youth hockey, instruction, parties and more at 27745 N. Smyth Drive in Valencia. Roller skating is available at Mountasia and the Santa Clarita Roller Hockey Center at 21616 Golden Triangle Road. Call (661) 287-3333.
--For an outdoor in-line skating and skateboard experience featuring ramps and jumps, skaters can visit the Santa Clarita Skatepark located at 26407 Golden Valley Road. Call (661) 284-1459.
--Rambo wannabes Wannabes is an online interactive soap and game created for the BBC by Illumna Digital. Wannabes follows on from Jamie Kane, the BBC's previous foray into online interactive drama. The show/game consists of 14 10 minute episodes released twice a week. can don a set of camouflage and participate in fast-paced paintball paintball Sports medicine A sport in which marble-sized gelatin capsules filled with a nontoxic dye are shot at speeds of 300 kph/200 mph Warning: warfare with Close Encounters & Paintball USA. Camps and target practice are also available for those who want to practice or learn tactics. Call (661) 255-5332.
--For some indoor combat fun, visit Q-Zar at 23460 Cinema Drive for laser tag play. Call (661) 260-3480.
--Preserving open space is a priority in Santa Clarita, and city parks are conveniently located for most residents, with more in the process of being built. Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, is the crown jewel Crown jewel
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--Whether you walk, jog, bike or skate, the Santa Clarita trail system provides miles of hassle-free pathways from one end of town to the other. Valencia's paseos wind their way through quiet neighborhoods, connecting with the city trails at several points.
--Named after the famous silent movie star who owned the property, William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum includes a historic home containing Hollywood memorabilia and Western art, and an expansive park packed with picnic areas, hiking and equestrian trails and penned animals. Hart Park is located at 24151 N. San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-4584.
--Located next door to Hart Park and maintained by the Santa Clarita Historical Society, Heritage Junction Historical Park offers a glimpse into the 1800s and early 1900s in Santa Clarita Valley. Historic buildings have been moved to the site and made available to the public. Call (661) 254-1275.
--The historic town of Mentryville, located at 27201 Pico Canyon Road, is the site of the first commercially productive oil well in the western United States Noun 1. western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Santa Fe Trail - a trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century and the longest-operating oil well in the world. Mentryville is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. Call (661) 259-2701.
--Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, offers 350 acres of hiking trails, picnic grounds and a California state historical site, The Oak of the Golden Dream. The nature center displays live animals, preserved specimens and ecological exhibits. Docent-led hikes and animal shows are offered every Saturday. Call (661) 259-7721.
--The unique rock formations of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area are a familiar sight, having been a backdrop for many films and television commercials. The park, located at 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce, offers a challenge for rock climbers, or, for a less perilous workout, hikers can explore the many trails winding through the rocky terrain. Call (661) 268-0840.
--Castaic Lake Recreation Area is located just up Interstate 5 from Santa Clarita in the town of Castaic. The upper reservoir offers fishing, boating and water skiing, with personal watercraft and boat rentals. The lower lake has swim beaches, fishing, sailing and nongas-powered boat use. Call (661) 257-4050.
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(1 -- color) The Old Town Newhall Street Fair features dance groups like the Santa Clarita Ballet Folklorico.
(2 -- color) Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce is a popular spot for hikers to explore.
David R. Crane/Staff Photographer
(1) Amusement Parks (see text)
(2) Festivals (see text)
(3) Golf Courses (see text)
(4) Skating Rinks (see text)
(5) Paintball/Laser Tag (see text)
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