Places of Interest in Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center
The Anaheim Convention Center houses 815,000 square feet of exhibit space, making it the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast. The ballroom is one of the largest available in any convention center, 38,058 square feet. Anaheim first became a meetings and conventions destination in 1967 with the construction of the domed arena, which stands on Katella Avenue. Since those early days,
the Anaheim Convention Center has gone through three major expansion projects
plus several cosmetic renovations to update the Center. The recently completed
expansion is a complete transformation of the Anaheim Convention Center structure
and surrounding campus.
next door | anaheimconventioncenter.com
Discovery Science Center
Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery
Science Center in Santa Ana. Exhibits include Virtual Volleyball, a Bed of Nails,
a Shake Shack and Dino Quest – the World’s First Interactive Dinosaur
Adventure! Now Open - Discovery Science Center has partnered with the Anaheim
Ducks to showcase The Science of Hockey, a permanent exhibition that explores
physics, physiology and flying pucks! Open Daily 10am-5pm.
5 miles | discoverycube.org
Orange County's largest museum, the Bowers Museum offers exhibitions, lectures,
art classes, travel programs, children’s art and music education programs,
and other community events. The museum's guiding philosophy is to help people
learn about other cultures through their arts, and offer a greater understanding
of ourselves and appreciation of the world in which we live.
5 miles | bowers.org
Santa Ana Zoo
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site
focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the
most popular attractions at the Santa Ana Zoo is the Zoofari Express children's
train, a 14-gauge locomotive that provides guests with an animal adventure through
7 miles | santaanazoo.org
International Surfing Museum
The International Surfing Museum located in Huntington Beach, is dedicated
to Duke Kahanamoku, who is generally regarded as the person who popularized
the modern sport of surfing. It is home to a collection of some interesting
artifacts in the history of surfing, including a display of historic surfboards,
surf and movie posters and trophies.
15 miles | surfingmuseum.org
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Have fun observing and learning about California elephant seals, harbor seals
and fur at this nonprofit organization, dedicated to the rescue, and release
of marine mammals stranded along Orange County coastline. Admission is free.
20 miles | pacificmmc.org
The deep nutrient waters surrounding Newport Harbor is considered some of the
most fertile waters in Southern California and attracts all types of marine
life. Many of the tours are designed just for viewing marine life, including
killer whales, giant blue whales, dolphins and seals. Newport Landing and Davey’s Locker offer great deals for a once in a lifetime experience.
20 miles | orangecounty.net
Peter Blake Gallery
This nationally and internationally acclaimed gallery opened in 1993 with a
philosophy that a gallery shouldn’t just be about retail. It specializes
in showcasing the contemporary and modern works by established and talented
emerging California artists. Exhibits rotate monthly.
24 miles | peterblakegallery.com
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Experience the culture of early California at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
The historic landmark and museum features audio tours, fun exhibits and historical
re-enactments. The mission is set in 10-acres of gardens, fountains and preserved
28 miles | missionsjc.com
The Queen Mary
The RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner and flagship of the Cunard Line
that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967, and is now a Long Beach
icon. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is
permanently berthed in Long Beach, California, serving as a museum ship and
hotel. The Queen Mary offers daily tours of the ship. Whether you are interested
in art deco design, history, the Queen Mary’s World War II service or
paranormal investigations, the unique tours will give you an in-depth look at
the ship’s past.
30 miles | queenmary.com