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Aerospace Walk of Honor
Lancaster Boulevard (between Genoa
Avenue and Sierra Highway)
Lancaster, CA 93534

The Aerospace Walk of Honor’s granite monuments honor Edwards Air Force Base test pilots whose aviation careers are marked by significant flight test achievements.

Blackbird Airpark
2503 E. Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93550
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Air Force Flight Test Museum’s Blackbird Airpark annex is the world’s only display of a Lockheed SR-71A together with its Blackbird predecessor, the first A-12 (Article 121), along with the once ultra-secret D-21 drone and the only remaining U-2 D model in the world. The airpark also has a number of supporting exhibits, including a restored crash fire truck, wind tunnel models and jet engines.

Borax Visitors Center
14486 Borax Road
Boron, CA 93516
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

Buried deep in the Mojave Desert is one of the biggest and richest deposits of borax on the planet. You will also find the Borax Visitor Center, one of the best-kept secrets of the Southern California desert. You can view the largest boron mine in the world and learn how it is processed and find out about the host of things that we use every day that have boron in them.

Calico Ghost Town
36600 Ghost Town Road
Yermo, CA 92398
800-TO-CALICO (862-2542)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Calico Ghost Town treats spectators to historical re-enactments, shops, mines and restaurants. Camping facilities, as well as RV hookups, are available.

California City Whiptails Baseball
7140 Landis Drive
California City, CA 93505

The Whiptails are a professional team in the independent Pecos League. Fans are right on top of the action at Balsitis Park, a field with a 1920s, Babe Ruth-era theme.

Col. Vernon P. Saxon Jr. Aerospace Museum
26922 Twenty Mule Team Road
Boron, CA 93516

The museum, known as the northern gateway to Aerospace Valley, was put together through a collaborative effort by Team Edwards, U.S. Borax, the KJC Operating Co. and Boron community volunteers. The museum is dedicated to collecting, interpreting, preserving, and displaying aeronautical and aerospace memorabilia from experimental flight research performed over the skies of Boron and the surrounding Antelope Valley. Call the museum for hours of operation.

Devil’s Punchbowl
28000 Devil’s Punchbowl Road
Valyermo, CA 93563
Park Hours: sunrise to sunset.

Devil’s Punchbowl is a 1,310-acre park with a 7.5-mile, round-trip trail through a deep canyon formed by runoff water from the
San Gabriel Mountains. A visitor’s center features an exhibit of native animals such as snakes, bobcats, coyotes, owls and other birds. Picnic facilities are available.

Dry Town Water Park, Edwards Air Force Base Antelope Valley and Local Area Attractions

DryTown Water Park
3850 E. Avenue S
Palmdale, CA 93550

DryTown Water Park offers various water attractions, accommodations for parties and food facilities. The water park is open from late May until late September with varying hours of operation.

Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Feline Conservation Center
3718 60th St. W
Rosamond, CA 93560

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday.

Home to over 70 of the world’s most endangered felines, the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Feline Conservation Center is a desert zoo and wildlife museum.

Aircraft Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Edwards Air Force Base Antelope Valley and Local Area Attractions

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark
2001 E. Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93550
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors may view a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at U.S. Air Force Plant 42. The airpark includes 21 retired military aircraft on static display. When fully developed, the airpark will showcase over 40 retired military and civilian aircraft.

Kern River Valley and Lake Isabella
Lake Isabella, CA 93240

The Kern River Valley features many activities, including golfing, hiking, biking, white-water rafting and skiing, to name a few. Lake Isabella, created in 1953 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Kern River, flourishes as a tourist center for fishing, boating, camping and picnicking. The website offers a calendar of events and information about recreational tours and outfitters.

Lancaster JetHawks Baseball pitcher, Edwards Air Force Base Antelope Valley and Local Area Attractions

Lancaster JetHawks Baseball
45116 Valley Central Way
Lancaster, CA 93536

The JetHawks are Minor League Baseball team affiliated with the Colorado Rockies and are a member of the California League. The circuit plays a 140-game regular season schedule with clubs located throughout the Golden State. The Hangar stadium is the home of the JetHawks.

Lancaster JetHawks Baseball fans and mascot, Edwards Air Force Base Antelope Valley and Local Area Attractions

Lancaster Performing Arts Center
750 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

The center provides the Antelope Valley with a broad spectrum of regional, national and world-class entertainment to include comedy, music, dance and theater.

Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation

The Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation’s goal is to establish a museum to preserve Southern California aviation, railroad, automobile and animal transportation history and culture. The foundation’s website has information about local aviation events and family fun, as well as a virtual museum with a photo library of the town’s history.

Palmdale Playhouse, Edwards Air Force Base Antelope Valley and Local Area Attractions

Palmdale Playhouse
38334 10th St. E
Palmdale, CA 93550

The Palmdale Playhouse provides community-based theater and serves as a learning center for people of all ages and abilities to explore the theater arts.

Tehachapi Loop
Tehachapi, CA 93561

Built in 1876, railroad fans flock to the Tehachapi Loop where the spiraling Southern Pacific main line makes a 360-degree turn as it climbs 3,600 feet in 50 track miles from the valley to the mountains. According to the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, the best viewing locations are along Woodford-Tehachapi Road either southeast from Keene or northwest of Old Town Tehachapi.

Twenty Mule Team Museum
26962 Twenty Mule Team Road
Boron, CA 93516
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The Twenty Mule Team Museum offers extensive insights into the many different ways borax is used and how it is excavated from California’s largest open-pit mine.

Willow Springs International
Motorsports Park
3500 75th St. W
Rosamond, CA 93560

The raceway opened in 1953 and hosts a 600-acre complex of eight racetracks embracing nearly every conceivable motor sports discipline. In 1996, the raceway was registered as a California Point of Historical Interest. Schedules and more may be found at the website.

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