National Parks / Natural World in VICTORVILLE with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Victorville has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Victorville, California offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Victorville itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Mojave National Preserve

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    (28 miles) Barstow

    Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas will reveal ...

  • The Mary Vagle Nature Center

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    (35 miles) Fontana

    Enjoy a walk along the nature trail, explore wildlife, or discover exhibits of local plants, animals, geology and history.

  • Fairmont Park

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    (38 miles) Riverside

    A popular Riverside park with tennis courts, fishing, bowling, BBQS and pedal boats!

  • Riverside Botanic Gardens

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    (39 miles) Riverside

    40 acres in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains await, with scenic trails and beautiful gardens

  • Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park

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    (41 miles) Riverside

    An amazing family day out in nature at the 1,500 acres Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, with trails, wildlife, and a nature center.

  • California Citrus State Historic Park

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    (45 miles) Riverside

    A great outdoor day out in California that preserves some of the vanishing cultural landscape of that iconic citrus industry.

  • The Arboretum

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    (51 miles) Arcadia

    A unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site in Los Angeles, with impressive plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species!

  • Zamora Park

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    (52 miles) El Monte

    Five acre park area with adventure playground and a great wading pool to cool off in. There are scattered picnic tables and plenty of room for traditional outdoor games like frisbee, ball and tag. ...

  • Eaton Canyon

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    (52 miles) Pasadena

    This 184-acre natural park is located at the base of Mt. Wilson. There are five miles of nature trails and also an equestrian trail. The canyon is very lush and has beautiful displays of local flora ...

  • Brookside Park

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    (56 miles) Pasadena

    Over 60 acres of park fun in Pasadena, with sporting areas, playgrounds, and picnic areas

  • Descanso Gardens

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    (57 miles) La Cañada Flintridge

    Beautiful gardens with year round blooms, with plants unchanged from the age of the dinosaurs, and train rides too!

  • Irvine Regional Park

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    (58 miles) Orange

    There's so much to do for all ages. Has an old-town feel. Nicely shaded. Stroller/wheel chair friendly. The park is huge and everything is nicely spread out. Friendly staff. This is a great ...

  • El Dorado Regional Park

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    (68 miles) Long Beach

    Outdoor fun in nature in Long Beach! With fishing lakes, archery, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a nature center!

  • Shipley Nature Center

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    (71 miles) Huntington Beach

    Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Beach, California. Situated within Huntington Central Park, the nature center is not only a sanctuary for the local wildlife, ...

  • The Living Desert

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    (76 miles) Indian Wells

    An enlightening tour, botanical gardens, wilderness park, nature preserve with more features and angle than one would expect.

  • Santa Monica State Beach

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    (78 miles) Santa Monica

    Beach fun blessed with 3.5 miles of broad sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, with swimming, volleyball, surfing and more!

  • Gardens of the World

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    (92 miles) Thousand Oaks

    Fascinating but definitely for the less boisterous child, this set of themed landscaped gardens representing six areas of the world is an easy half day of wonderment for most children, whether just ...

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  • San Bernardino County Museum

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    (33 miles) San Bernardino

    Exhibits, collections and public programs are all very popular, but let's be honest with kids you're heading straight for the Exploration Station: touchable natural history specimens, books, art ...

  • Mission Inn Museum

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    (38 miles) Riverside

    An interesting local museum which tells the story of the Mission Inn Hotel, and the impacts it had on the Riverside community

  • Riverside Metropolitan Museum

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    (39 miles) Riverside

    Over 100,000 artefacts covering natural history, history, and anthropology relating to the amazing city of Riverside…with FREE entry!

  • Riverside Art Museum

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    (39 miles) Riverside

    Learn and be inspired by the art world at this Riverside Art Museum filled with exhibits from artists from all over the world.

  • American Museum of Ceramic Art

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    (42 miles) Pomona

    Explore a working ceramics studio, learn about clay and enjoy exhibits about ceramics.

  • Heritage House

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    (42 miles) Riverside

    An 1891 mansion that depicts Victorian life in Riverside.

  • March Field Air Museum

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    (45 miles) Riverside

    A fascinating museum home to over 70 historic aircraft, a dedicated in-house theatre, and thousands of artefacts from 1918 to present day. There are plenty of daily take offs and landings from the ...

  • Antelope Valley Rural Museum

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    (50 miles) Lancaster

    Dedicated to preserving the rural history of Antelope Valley, this Californian historical museum preserves, restores and exhibits artifacts important to the history of the area.

  • Orange Empire Railway Museum

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    (55 miles) Perris

    The Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) is a railroad museum founded in 1956 in Perris, California as the "Orange Empire Trolley Museum." The museum also operates a heritage railroad on the museum ...

  • Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art

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    (55 miles) Pasadena

    Explore amazing artworks that showcase California art, and cultural influences that are unique to California!

  • Pacific Asia Museum

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    (55 miles) Pasadena

    A fascinating permanent collection of more than 15,000 works of art for those art loving families to spend the day immersed in. The artworks depict compelling stories of the lives of people across ...

  • The Childrens Museum At La Habra

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    (56 miles) La Habra

    The Children's Museum at La Habra shows how important play is to learning. Through play, children develop skills, express creativity, discover the larger world and learn to work with others.

  • Kidspace Childrens Museum

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    (56 miles) Pasadena

    A great kids museum with plenty of hands on exhibits where kids can learn through play, in Pasadena, California!

  • Pasadena Museum of History

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    (56 miles) Pasadena

    Visit the ONLY museum dedicated to the history, culture and art of Pasadena, as well as the west San Gabriel Valley!

  • Norton Simon Museum

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    (56 miles) Pasadena

    Visit one of the most notable private art collections in the world - and it's right in Pasadena. From the Renaissance, to the 20th century, and back 2,000 years....

  • Bowers Kidseum

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    (63 miles) Santa Ana

    An interactive and hands-on children's museum where families can learn about art and culture. Great art activities too! Museum fun in Santa Ana

  • Travel Town Museum

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    (64 miles) Los Angeles

    The Travel Town Transportation Museum is an outdoor museum which preserves and celebrates the railroad heritage of the western United States--its history and its artifacts. Particular thematic ...

  • Griffith Observatory

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    (64 miles) Los Angeles

    - an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. A good family place to visit if you're ...