Historical Attractions in Atwater

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San Jose
The Tech is singularly focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches. Truly hands-on and interactive exhibits, divided among themed galleries, offer guests a truly memorable experience.
Salinas
In the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall, literature jumps off the printed page and into your imagination. Discover Steinbeck\'s world through interactive, multisensory exhibits for all ages, rare artifacts, and seven themed theaters showcasing East o...
Los Altos
A fun educational centre where kids can see some livestock, learn some skills, and take a self-guided tour to learn about the history of Deer Hollow Farm.
Oakland
Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the Universe. Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where a diverse population of students, teachers, and th...
Alameda
Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features all new exhibits opened in April 2004. You can see bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations for varying age groups to view microscopic animals...
Hall Of Health
(98 Miles)
Berkeley
he philosophy of the Hall of Health is that health and human biology go hand in hand: an understanding of how the body works provides a meaningful context for all of the practices that promote good health. More than 350,000 visitors of all ages have ...
Sacramento
The Discovery Museum History Center in Old Sacramento features exhibits that showcase Sacramento's vibrant history. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Sacramento for kids.
Folsom
The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity.
San Francisco
A fun, educational and historic look into a real life WWII submarine!
Musee Mecanique
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(104 Miles)
San Francisco
A stunning collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, all in working order.
San Francisco
Explore this historic vessel in it's entirety, book a cruise trip if you can or visit on a Steaming Weekend to see the engines at work.
Alcatraz Island
(105 Miles)
San Francisco
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Ri...
San Francisco
We offer a full range of classes in our Fort Mason studio, for children ages 22 months to 12 years of age. Classes begin for two year olds and preschoolers, as well as an adult/child class for toddlers and their caregivers.
Exploratorium
(106 Miles)
San Francisco
The Exploratorium is an experimental, hands-on museum designed to spark curiosity, regardless of your age or familiarity with science. There are hundreds of exhibits to touch, pick up, and tinker with. Your curiosity can be your compass to endless di...
Bodie Ghost Town
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(106 Miles)
Bridgeport
Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people.
San Francisco
Purple Crayon is an arts and crafts studio for children and adults. We give parents an easy way to help their children express creativity. Everyone will enjoy coming to our warm, inviting space where messiness and free expression are encouraged.
San Francisco
An iconic San Francisco landmark and internationally recognised symbol, now offering Bridge Tours with informed audio commentary.
Hearst Castle
(119 Miles)
San Simeon
Hearst Castle is one of the largest of approximately 5,000 historic house museums in the U.S., with one of the most sophisticated guided tour programs in the country.
Grass Valley
Learn all about gold at one of the world's largest and most established mines. Historical tours are available, plus living history events and permanent exhibits.
Carson City
Join us on this very special weekend in Carson City and Carson Valley when historic ghosts will rise from their resting places to tell you their stories and guide you through our colorful past. For one price, you can witness it all! October 20:...
Gilroy Gardens
(58 Miles)
Gilroy
Gilroy Gardens includes rides, attractions, theme gardens, food concessions, an Events Plaza, and more. Plus, our main attractions - some very unusual, over 50 years old, one-of-a-kind Circus Trees rescued from Scotts Valley, California.
Fresno
Rotary Storyland & Playland have been incredible treasures to the Central Valley for over 50 years. Several Million children and families have passed through the gates of these parks to enjoy laughter, fun and fantasy all at an affordable price. ...
Santa Clara
Great America is Northern California's favorite place for family fun and thrills starring your kids' favorite Nickelodeon characters, and the most family rides in the Bay Area.
Concord
This is a small amusement park that is perfect for young kids. They have rides ~ about 10 of them or so that are geared towards the younger ones. There are only about 10 or so, so it is a place that you can go and hang out for a few hours.
Fairytale Town
(96 Miles)
Sacramento
Since 1959, Fairytale Town has been a treasured place of laughter, memories, learning and family fun.
Vallejo
A fantastic theme park chock full of great rides and fab shows - the new Superman ride is absolutely bonkers!
The Island
(53 Miles)
Fresno
On western edge of Fresno, this newly built waterpark opened in 2000 and is based around a tropical island theme. Waterslides to miniature racecars can be found in this great theme park. Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in Califor...
Raging Waters
(66 Miles)
San Jose
Raging Waters San Jose, Northern California 's Largest Waterpark, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon\'s Den. Raging Waters features thrilling high-speed slides, and family attractio...
Clovis
There are more than 20 rides at Wild Water Adventures in Fresno. The park includes a play area for the small kids, a wave pool, a speed slide, tube rides and many other fun slides.
Antioch
Antioch features a small municipal water park with five water slides. The park is very reasonably priced. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California
Waterworld
(90 Miles)
Concord
This massive 20,000-square-foot activity pool features seven family slides, the lily pad walk and the Dragon's Tail slide complex! One of the many fun places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California
Sacramento
Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages.
Roseville
Vortex, Revolution and StormRider are three progressive bowl type slides that are ridden solo or with friends on a duo in-line tube or quad cloverleaf raft. These rides offer a progression of thrills for even the most experienced water sliders.
Paso Robles
The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles is the hottest place to cool off on California's Central Coast. Situated within 10 minutes of many of Paso Robles' best wineries, where the summertime temperatures rarely dip below 90 degrees, it is exactly half...
Arroyo Grande
The Mustang Water Slides and the Pony Pools and Slides enjoy some unique advantages. We are located in a campground 10 miles east of the nearest town, Arroyo Grande, on the Central Coast of California. Our water attractions are nestled on oak studded...
Sparks
With a waterpark, go-karts, mini-golf, bowling, birthday parties and group parties - at Wild Island there is something fun for everyone! So come on out and catch Island fever. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do wit...
Fresno
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a great place to find habitats that mimic the natural flora/fauna. There are the conventional holding areas, but there is a spacious rain forest habitat that is home for numerous animals where the visitor can stroll throug...
Fresno
Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to approximately 125 species, with more always on the way. We are the only zoo in North America that currently houses Northland green geckos (on exhibit) and Southern tent tortoises (off exhibit).
Lodi
Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top Tamarin.
Lodi
A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!
San Jose
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a fun place for the whole family. It is divided into 2 main sections; a zoo and an amusement park. The zoo has many different animals to see: a hippo, jaguars, meerkats, lemurs, wallabies and more. There is a petting zoo wi...
Palo Alto
A happy place where children and their caregivers come to explore, discover, and play through hands-on science exhibits and a diverse community of live animals.
Monterey
A fascinating and wonderfully designed aquarium that really lets families enjoy our wonderful ocean creatures.
Oakland Zoo
(89 Miles)
Oakland
The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park...
CuriOdyssey
(95 Miles)
San mateo
Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals! At CuriOdyssey, children can get up close with the natural world through interactive science exhibits, a native animal zoo, public and group programs, and seasonal camps.
Sacramento Zoo
(96 Miles)
Sacramento
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of more than 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Folsom
Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or orphaned in the wild. Most are native to North Americ...
San Francisco
Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay. Journey through crystal filled tunnels filled with 20,000 aquatic animals. Touch Sharks, rays and sea stars. Great if you're looking for things to do in San Francisco with kids
San Francisco
Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new Academy contains multiple venues, hundreds of unique exh...
San Francisco
At the San Francisco Zoo, it's our mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California.

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Fun places to visit in Atwater with kids

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