By Will Borger


After you settle into your role at Beale AFB, you’ll probably want to find some things to do in and near the base. Finding your new favorite places can take time, so we’ve made a list to help get you started. Finding new places to spend quality time with family and friends is crucial to feeling comfortable at a new base. Explore options on Beale AFB, things to do in Yuba City and find what works best for you and your family. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations too! Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to what you go: (1) Golfing (2-4) Bowling and Arcades (5) Shooting Range (6-11) Outdoor Recreation (12-13) Gyms (14) Movie Theaters (15-18) Museums and Landmarks

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Things to Do Near Beale AFB

Beale AFB Golf Course

1. Coyote Run Golf Course

17440 Warren Shingle Rd. Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 788-0192 Coyote Run is an 18 hole, championship golf course. The course has a driving range and pro shop, and offers lessons. Coyote Run is a well-regarded course, but the Air Force recently announced it would be closing at an unspecified date due to revenue shortcomings. If you want to check this one out, do it sooner rather than later. Beale AFB Bowling Alley and Arcades

Beale AFB Bowling Alley and Arcades

2. Beale Lanes

17800 Robert Nicoletti Way Bldg. #2431 Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 634-2299 Beale Lanes offers different specials throughout the week, as well as a pro shop. The alley is open on most holidays and available to the general public.

Yuba City

3. Nu Generation Lanes
876 W Onstott Frontage Rd. Yuba City, CA 95991


1 (530) 755-2600 Nu Generation Lanes offers 40 lanes, bumper bowling, cosmic bowling, a snack bar, and a sports lounge. They also hold tournaments and birthday parties.
4. Millennium Family Entertainment Center
901 Spiva Ave. Yuba City, CA 95991


1 (530) 763-4143 Millenium has a little bit of everything: laser tag, a climbing wall, bumper cars, virtual reality, and arcade games. There’s also a 3,000 square foot play area for kids and a snack bar. The establishment has won several awards.

Beale AFB Shooting Range

5. Beale Rod n’ Gun Club

4950 D St. Bldg. 250 Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 788-2473 The Beale Rod n’ Gun Club offers two skeet fields, one trap range, and a 110 yard small arms range which will accommodate all small-bore weapons. The pistol range opens to high-powered weapons on weekends. The club also offers archery, a paintball field, and a pro shop. Beale AFB Outdoor Recreation

Beale AFB Outdoor Recreation

6. Beale Air Force Base Outdoor Adventure Center

17630 Doolittle Dr. Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 634-2054 Whether you’re looking for whitewater rafting or hiking, the Outdoor Adventure Center has you covered. They can help with summer trips, winter adventures, and rental equipment including boats, grills, and. bouncy houses. The adventure center also offers a retail store and vehicle & RV storage.

7. Beale Pools

17700 Robert Nicoletti Way Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 634-2262 Beale AFB hosts two outdoor pools. These include the Main Base Pool and the Lake House saltwater pool. The pools typically open from May to September during the summer season. There’s also a splash pad.

Yuba City

8. Sutter Bike Trail
Hooper Road in Tierra Buena to Acacia Road in Sutter Yuba City, CA 95993


N/A A flat and scenic biking trail that covers ten miles out and back. The trail offers views of the Sutter Buttes and local water fowl.
9. Middle Mountain Foundation Interpretive Hikes - Tours
Middle Mountain Foundation PO Box 3359 Yuba City CA 95992


1 (530) 755-3568 If you want to hike the Sutter Buttes, the Middle Mountain Foundation is your only option, as much of the land around the Buttes is privately owned. There are a variety of hikes available - some focus on bats, birds, and art - and prices start at $35 per person.


10. American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)
Sacramento, CA


N/A The American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail) is 32 miles long. It stretches across Old Sacramento and ends in Folsom, CA. There are areas for inline skating; bike, horse, and walking trails; and is wheelchair accessible.


11. West Coast Falconry
10308 Spring Valley Rd. Marysville, CA 95901


1 (530) 749-0839 West Coast Falconry offers classes and experiences are for falconers and non-falconers of an age level where you can actually work hands-on with their birds of prey. They also run an apprentice seminar that helps prepare you to become a licensed falconer.

Beale AFB Gym

12. Harris Fitness Center

2418 B St. Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 634-2258 The Harris Fitness Center offers a large assortment of over 150 new free weights and cardio equipment, including fitness classes, intramural sports programs, and more.

13. Omni Fitness Center

17751 Robert Nicoletti Way Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 634-2258 The Omni Fitness Center is the base’s secondary facility, but it offers a significant amount of weight and cardio equipment. There is also a parent child area for single parents who need a place to work out while watching their little ones. Omni also offers fitness classes and fitness assessments. Beale AFB Movie Theater

Beale AFB Movie Theater

14. Independence Cinema

25th St. Bldg. #2474 Beale AFB, CA 95903


1 (530) 634-3140 Independence Cinema is a movie theater open to the Beale community. The movies shown are a mix of new movies and classic favorites. Movies are free, but concessions are available for purchase. The theater also offers sensory showings, which keep the lights on and allow people to walk around.

Beale AFB Museums and Landmarks

Yuba City

15. Sutter County Museum
1333 Butte House Rd. Yuba City, CA 95993


1 (530) 822-7141 The Sutter Country Museum chronicles local history, and contains more than 15,000 artifacts and 7,000 photographs. Exhibits change each year. There’s also a small gift shop.


16. Museum of Forgotten Warriors
5865 A Rd. Marysville, CA 95901-8017


1 (530) 742-3090 The Museum of Forgotten Warriors covers every military conflict from the Civil War to the present day. Every item present is personally donated and displayed. Exhibits range from military vehicles and equipment to newspaper articles and medals.
17. Mary Aaron Memorial Museum
704 D St. Marysville, CA 95901-5319


1 (530) 742-3090 Built in 1855, the Mary Aaron Memorial Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The gothic architecture is impressive, but the museum also documents the history of the town, and contains several artifacts from the California gold rush era.
18. Bok Kai Temple
1st and D Street Marysville, CA 95901


1 (650) 678-8246 The Bok Kai Temple is more than 150 years old and features a restored mural, artifacts, and several altars dedicated to Chinese deities. The town has been restoring the temple since 1947, and recently opened a museum to display and preserve several of the artifacts. The temple is only open on weekends.


Because it is so close to both Yuba City and Marysville, there’s plenty of things to do around Beale Air Force Base to keep you and your family busy. Explore your options, and don’t be afraid to try out new things. Ask your new friends and neighbors for recommendations, especially when it comes to local attractions and outdoor parks and events. This list is just a taste of the offerings on and near the base. We hope it gives you a place to start as you get acquainted with the area.  

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