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Pasadena, California, USA

Attractions in Pasadena, California


  • Kidspace Children's Museum
    480 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-449-9144, The hands-on exhibits at this participatory museum include the Bug Diner, Team Quake, Splash Dance, Trike Tracks, over two acres of outdoor learning environments, two... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • City Hall
    100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
    626-744-4000, This historical landmark has features including Italian Renaissance and Spanish architectural features, a lush garden courtyard, red tile roof, and an ornate fountain. more info  map

  • El Molino Viejo
    1120 Old Mill Road, Pasadena, CA 91125
    Located in San Marino
    626-449-5458, Built as a grist mill for Mission San Gabriel, this two story oven baked brick and adobe house is a great example of the history of Southern California. more info  map

  • Gamble House, The
    4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-793-3334, "The most complete and best-preserved work of American Arts and Crafts architects Charles and Henry Greene." One-hour, docent-led tours are available from 12:00 p.m. to... more info  map

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    125 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
    626-229-7250, This court is situated in the original historic Vista del Arroyo Hotel. Tours are available by appointment only. more info  map

  • San Gabriel Mission
    428 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776
    626-457-3035, The fourth of the 21 California missions founded, San Gabriel Mission has been "the cornerstone of the Catholic faith in the San Gabriel Valley and a gateway to El... more info  map

  • Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens
    391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91184
    626-449-4100, Home of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, this ornate mansion was once owned by chewing gum manufacturer William Wrigley, Jr., and it features tours on... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Armory Center For The Arts
    145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-792-5101, You will find a variety of exhibitions, art workshops, and performances for both children and adults at this art center. more info  map

  • Art Center College of Design
    1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-396-2319, The galleries at this College feature revolving exhibits of student's works, as well as exhibitions by national and international artists and designers. more info  map

  • Bunny Museum, The
    1933 Jefferson Drive, Pasadena, CA 91104
    626-798-8848, The world's only museum devoted to the bunny. Guinness World Record of 22,000 bunny items are on display 365 days a year by appointment. An open house is featured on... more info  map

  • Norton Simon Museum
    411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105
    626-449-6840, More than 12,000 objects, only about 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens; are housed in the Norton Simon Museum, known as "one of the most remarkable... more info  map

  • Pacific Asia Museum
    46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
    626-449-2742, Situated in the historic Grace Nicholson mansion, this museum preserves and displays arts and culture exhibits from Asia and the Pacific. more info  map

  • Pasadena Historical Museum
    470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-577-1660, Nestled in the historic landmark, 18-room Fenyes Estate that was built in 1905, this museum features the original furnishings and paintings in the house plus it contains... more info  map

  • Pasadena Museum of California Art
    490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
    626-568-3665, This museum is the only museum in Southern California that exclusively showcases California art, architecture, and design. more info  map

  • Pasadena Museum of History
    470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-577-1660, Founded in 1924, "to preserve and share the rich history, art and culture of Pasadena and neighboring communities," Pasadena Museum of History "operates the only museum... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Brookside Park & Lower Arroyo
    480 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
    626-744-7275, This park offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including hiking, biking, archery, casting, fishing, volleyball, and picnicking. more info  map

Science & Technology

  • California Institute of Technology
    1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125
    626-395-6811, One of the nation's most widely recognized science and engineering institutions, this 124-acre institute was established in 1891 and it offers architectural tours on the... more info  map

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
    818-354-4321, Tours are available of this world renowned research, development, and flight center for NASA by appointment only. more info

  • Mount Wilson Observatory
    P.O. Box 60947, Pasadena, CA 91106
    626-440-9016, Founded in 1904, this world class astronomical research facility sits high atop Pasadena and it is home to the 100 foot Hooker Telescope, as well as the world's most... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Rose City Tours
    1214 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 206, Pasadena, CA 91106
    626-356-0066, A professional guiding company that provides custom tours, step on guides, and airport transportation. Tours include the "Best of Pasadena Tour & Stroll in Old Town"... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Black Rock Wine Works
    171 Waverly Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
    626-844-8796, The only winery in Pasadena, this winery produces award-winning wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache wines, and Zinfadels. Tastings are available on Saturdays from... more info  map


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