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Amusement Parks & Attractions

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Featuring more than 50 exhibits, the Aquarium of the Pacific is home to more than 11,000 ocean animals, celebrating the planet’s largest and most diverse body of water, the Pacific Ocean.

Disneyland Park
1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

One of America’s favorite amusement parks is in Anaheim, roughly 130 miles south of Edwards. Disneyland features different theme areas and fun for the entire family. Each area features rides and exhibits to match its theme. Adjacent to Disneyland is Disney’s California Adventure Park, as well as the Downtown Disney District.

Knott's Berry Farm roller coaster, Edwards Air Force Base Southern California and Beyond

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

This family attraction, located approximately 120 miles south of Edwards, features a variety of thrill rides and theme areas, including Old West Ghost Town, Camp Snoopy, Fiesta Village, Indian Trails, the Boardwalk and California Marketplace. Next to Knott’s Berry Farm is Knott’s Soak City Water Park.

Legoland California creation, Edwards Air Force Base Southern California and Beyond

Legoland California Resort
1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Located approximately 160 miles south of Edwards, Legoland California is a family destination that is home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. Additionally, the resort features dining, shopping, the Legoland Water Park, the Sea Life Aquarium and a hotel.

San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world and encompasses over 100 landscaped acres of tropical and subtropical vegetation. Over 3,500 animals from 650 species, some of which are the rarest specimens in the world, can be witnessed in their unique habitats without bars, in moated enclosures. The zoo may be toured by walking along pathways, by taking a 35-minute guided bus tour or by riding an express bus that stops at several locations to assist guests in accessing different areas.

Meerkat exhibit at San Diego Zoo, Edwards Air Force Base Southern California and Beyond

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a 1,800-acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, near Escondido. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County. The park houses a large array of wild and endangered animals including species from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australia. The park houses over 3,000 animals representing more than 300 species, as well as 3,500 plant species.

500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

SeaWorld is one of California’s most popular marine parks. The park’s nearly 200 acres are home to a vast array of sea life, including orcas, penguins, sea lions and more. Live shows include the antics of dolphins and sea lions. There are also several attractions, including Electric Eel, Manta, Journey to Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and DeepSEE VR: Orca 360.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

About 75 miles southwest of Edwards, this amusement park calls itself a “thrill ride haven,” boasting world-class roller coasters and more than 100 rides, games and attractions for all ages. Adjacent to the amusement park is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal Center Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
800-UNIVERSAL (864-8377)

Universal Studios allows visitors to sneak a peek behind the scenes of movie making. Tram rides through back lots and studios; costumes and props; sound stages and special effects demonstrations reveal the secrets of hit movies and television shows. Next door is Universal CityWalk, featuring entertainment, dining and shopping.

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