Museums & Attractions
13280 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove 92840
Often called "the most spectacular religious edifice in the world", the Crystal Cathedral, designed by architect by Philip Johnson was made with 10,000 panes of glass covering the walls and ceiling, seating 2,890 persons. One of Anaheim's main attractions, the Cathedral is a must-see.
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach 90802-6390
A floating city awash in elegance, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, remains one of the most famous ships in
history. The Queen Mary features 365 hotel staterooms, an elaborate Champagne
Sunday Brunch, award winning restaurants and dining, a wedding chapel and 16
Art Deco reception salons for private celebrations, and exciting tours. Decide
for yourself if the legends are true aboard the Queen Mary.
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
The mission of the Anaheim Museum is to celebrate the diverse heritage of Anaheim and Orange County by promoting the continual development of historical, artistic and cultural expression. We provide and disseminate information through the development of permanent and changing exhibitions, the visual arts and interpretation of artifacts. Workshops, children's outreach programs, and other events are also available.
The Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St,
Santa Ana 92706
Bowers Museum is a world-class, internationally-celebrated institution of art
and culture that has organized some of the biggest and most culturally significant
exhibits in the U.S., including Secret World of Forbidden City, Dead Sea Scrolls
and Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World. The Bowers is the first U.S.
museum to sign an exclusive long-term agreement with The British Museum to showcase
its most famous exhibits, including the acclaimed exhibit, Mummies: Death and
the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, currently running through 2006. Bowers is
dedicated to servicing the interests of southern California school children and
teachers. The museum galleries and expert docent staff offer a superb opportunity
to extend learning beyond the classroom. Bowers believes that celebrating
world cultures through the visual arts leads to a better understanding of our
place in the world. Bowers offers children of all ages a rare opportunity
to experience spectacular collections straight from The British Museum right
here in Orange County!
Centennial Heritage Museum
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana 92704
Formerly known as the Discovery Museum, founded in 1981, the Centennial Heritage Museum's purpose is to preserve and promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the cultures, history and environment of the region.
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach 92651
The Laguna Art Museum is located just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach - one of Southern California's oldest art colonies - a short stroll from the beach, downtown boutiques and galleries, and world-class restaurants. Museum visitors can enjoy continuously changing exhibitions of works by historical, contemporary, and emerging artists and browse through the Museum Store and Art Rental and Sales Gallery. Docent-led tours, free with Museum admission, are offered daily at 2:00 p.m. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
31414 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano 92693
Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Birthplace of Orange County, was founded more than two hundred years ago. Today it is a monument to California's multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage. Originally built as a self sufficient community by Spanish Padres and Indians, the Mission was a center for agriculture, industry, education and religion. Visitors will discover many areas of interest within the Mission walls. You can hear the tolling of century old bells and walk down its time worn paths. The serenity and peace amid the 10 acres of lush gardens and cool fountains, cloistered by old adobe walls, offers visitors seclusion from the sights and sounds of a busy world. Visit the Serra Chapel, Padres Quarters, Industrial Area, Soldiers Barracks, Cemetery and The Great Stone Church.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
7850 Beach Blvd
Buena Park 90620
Hundreds of Unusual and Unbelievable Artifacts! Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Museum in Buena Park, CA is California's most unique ODDITORIUM. Opened in September
1990, the museum features 10,000 square feet of strange and unusual artifacts
and activities. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Buena Park features
10,000 square feet of Jungle Themed entertainment. The museum houses hundreds
of rare and unusual artifacts, some which are unavailable anywhere else in the