Six Flags Magic Mountain & Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Known world-wide as a thrill ride haven, the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park is home to 11 different world records, roller coasters, and more than 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family. The park’s sister property, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, features the fringes of a tropical jungle where guests will find pirate treasures, playful sea creatures, ancient ruins, scattered remains of Red Eye’s shipwrecked sea vessel, and tribal artifacts awaiting discovery on the shores of this water paradise.
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Mountasia Family Fun Center
Mountasia is Santa Clarita’s premier family entertainment center with attractions for kids of all ages including Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, a 20’ Rock Climbing Wall, Lazer Tag and nearly 100 Video and Redemption Games. The center is also home to Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant, serving delicious food and delectable desserts. Mountasia and Farrell's are open daily; hours vary by season. Unlimited Play specials are always available.
21516 Golden Triangle Road
Santa Clarita offers some of California’s most coveted golf courses. Please visit our www.GolfSantaClarita.com for course information, or choose a course listed below.
William S. Hart Park & Museum
Part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the former home of William S. Hart, silent film star and director, the 265-acre Horseshoe Ranch and mansion includes an impressive collection of the actor's furnishings, Western art, Native American artifacts and momentos of early Hollywood. The museum is open to the public daily and offers tours, in addition to hosting a variety of film screenings and concerts throughout the year.
Just a few minutes away explore Mentryville. Historical 19th Century western structures give visitors an authentic look into the past of California's "black gold" boom town era. The "Big House" in Mentryville, a 13-room Victorian mansion was the third Santa Clarita Valley Home of Charles Alexander Mentry. It was erected in 1898, two years prior to Mentry's death.
St. Francisquito Dam
St. Francis Dam (right), with water in the reservoir, sometime between the dam's completion in May 1926 and its failure on March 12, 1928. Construction on the 600-foot-long, 185-foot-high St. Francis Dam started in August 1924. With a 12.5 billion-gallon capacity, the reservoir began to fill with water on March 1, 1926. On March 12, 1928, the dam failed, sending a 180-foot-high wall of water crashing down San Francisquito Canyon. An estimated 470 people lay dead by the time the floodwaters reached the Pacific Ocean south of Ventura 5 1/2 hours later.
The raging, muddy torrent did not discrimiate among homes, cars, giant oak trees or anything else that stood in the way. It was the second-worst disaster in California history, after the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, in terms of lives lost.
The historic Walker Cabin, built by Frank Walker around 1920, is located within the Placerita Canyon Natural Area. The cabin served as the family's second home in the area for about 10 years, until they moved into a larger house they built further up the canyon. Walker Cabin has been fully restored and refurnished and provides visitors with a sense of what life was like in Placerita Canyon for this pioneering family. For further information about the Walker Cabin, please call the Placerita Canyon Nature Center at (661) 259-7721 or visit the Center's web site at www.placerita.org.
Oak of the Golden Dream
The area around the Oak of the Golden Dream is said to be the location where Francisco Lopez made California's first authenticated gold discovery on March 9, 1842. While gathering wild onions near the tree in Placerita Canyon, he found gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. Many gold seekers came up from Sonora, Mexico in the Spring of 1842 and used panning, sluicing and dry washing methods to extract gold from the sand and gravel in the canyon. Lopez's find predated James Marshall's strike at Sutter's Mill by six years.
Santa Clarita Valley has many historical sites to visit. For more detailed information or to learn more about our history, visit the Santa Clarita Historical Society or www.scvleon.com websites.
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park north of Santa Clarita off the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) is a 750-acre reserve that once served as a hideout for outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez, and was a shelter for the Tatavian Indians. The unique rock formations are a familiar sight having been the background for many films and commercials. Rock climbing is the primary sport, but for a less perilous workout, saddle up for a riveting ride or go it on foot along the many hiking trails in this rocky terrain. In addition, you'll enjoy family campgrounds, hiking and horseback trails.
Call (661) 268-0840 for more information.
Ed Davis Park
At Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, located just off the I-5 at Pico Canyon, you'll find an outdoor setting with hiking and mountain bike trails, streams and natural woodlands.
Call (661) 255-2974 for information.
Placerita Canyon Nature Area
Placerita Canyon Natural Area is a 350-acre wildlife sanctuary located at the Western end of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Park features seven different trails, covering more than 12 miles. Trails range in size from the 0.16 mile Botany Trail to the 2.45 mile Los Pinetos Trail, which provides spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands on clear days.
The Heritage Trail, which explores the cultural history of the park, is paved to allow access for strollers and wheelchairs. Guided nature hikes are available throughout the year with Family Nature Walks every Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m.
For further information on these trails, please call the Placerita Canyon Nature Center at (661) 259-7721 or visit the Center’s web site at www.placerita.org.
Castaic Lake Water Agency Conservatory Garden & Learning Center
Castaic Lake Water Agency Conservatory Garden and Learning Center, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road Santa Clarita (661-297-1600). Looking for a peaceful location to spend an afternoon with your family or friends? Head for the Garden. The Conservatory Garden is open at no charge to the public. Relax and enjoy the view as you walk a self-guided tour through the 7-acre garden featuring over 1,300 rose bushes. Stop by the front lobby of Castaic Lake Water Agency and pick-up a Garden Guide. Learn which drought-resistant plants and flowers grow best in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Enjoy crystal clear water, fully stocked lakes and skies of heavenly blue at one of Santa Clarita's five nearby lakes:
- Lake Piru
- Pyramid Lake
- Castaic Lake
- Lake Elizabeth
- Lake Hughes
Castaic Lake Recreation Area
Castaic Lake Recreation Area is a 9,000 acre park featuring many of your favorite water
and outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, jet skiing, swimming and mountain biking.
Professional tournaments and events are hosted year round at Castaic, including
the annual "Love Ride" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
18333 Dolan Way
24510 Town Center Drive
Glen Ivy Day Spa
24320 Town Center Drive
L'Esprit Day Spa
25832 McBean Parkway
City of Santa Clarita - Aquatic Center
20850 Centre Pointe Parkway
Offering a world-class Olympic sized pool, the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center (SCAC) is a three-acre multi-pool aquatic facility offering aquatic opportunities for every level of swimmer, as well as swim lessons, Junior Lifeguard training, recreation swimming and activities including a waterslide, play area, and dive pool.
City of Santa Clarita - Central Park
27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
Central Park is an ideal place to work and play! Featuring wireless internet HotSpots, Central Park offers amenities for kids of all ages such as baseball diamonds, acres of soccer fields, a concession stand, picnic areas and a designated child play area. Central Park is also host to several entertainment events throughout the year.
Castaic Lake Recreation Area
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
This 9,000 acre park is one of Southern California's most beautiful recreation areas. Enjoy your favorite water and outdoor activities, from fishing, swimming, hiking and camping to boating, water and jet skiing. Castaic lake is also home to a variety of special events, including a Fourt of July Fireworks Show, the Love Ride, bass tournaments, triathalons and more.
Ice Station Valencia
27745 Smyth Drive
Home to more than 95,000 square feet of ice and family entertainment, Ice Station Valencia is the coolest place to have fun in Santa Clarita. The facility offers a NHL Olympic and studio size rink, video arcade, dance studio, pro shop and full-service grill restaurant.
The Paseo Club
27650 Dickason Drive
This beautiful, hacienda-style country club features 15 lighted tennis courts, including a stadiumk court, swimming pool and activity center. The facility plays host to some of the area's premier sporting events each year.
Canyon Theatre Guild
24242 San Fernando Road | www.CanyonTheatre.org | (661) 799-2700
This vibrant theatre has been producing laughs, tears and countless memories for more than 35 years. Home to 10 productions each year and welcoming more than 40,000 people each season, the Canyon Theatre Guild is a Santa Clarita experience that's not to be missed.
Repertory East Playouse
24266 San Fernando Road | www.RepEastPlayhouse.org | (661) 288-0000
The Repertory East Playhouse (REP) is Santa Clarita's only 81 seat live professional Equity Waiver theatre. Located in the heart of Old Town Newhall, the REP offers six main-stage productions a year along with live improv comedy and "Shakespeare in the Park."
College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road | http://www.canyonspac.com | (661) 362-5304
Located on the campus of College of the Canyons, a California community college, the $18.3-million facility boasts a spectacular proscenium theater with a state-of-the-art sound system and more than 900 seats, as well as an experimental “black box” theater. Funded by the State of California ($15.9 million) and the City of Santa Clarita ($2.4 million), the center features instructional, community and professional entertainment and informational programs.