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  • Bamboola 408-448-4386
    5401 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124
    A 28,000 square foot children's entertainment center offering over 55 discovery activities, such as arts and crafts, water, dramatic play, rock climbing, and more. more info  map

  • Raging Waters 408-238-9900
    2333 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95148
    The Bay Area's premier water park featuring over 20 water slides and attractions. more info  map


  • Bay 101 408-651-8888
    1801 Bering Drive, San Jose, CA 95112
    This venue offers 40 poker gaming tables, a fine dining restaurant, gift shop, beauty and barber shop, and a banquet facility for up to 230 people. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Peralta Adobe - Fallon House Historic Site 408-287-2290
    175 West St. John Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    Adjacent to San Pedro Market, the adobe was built in by Manuel Gonzelez, an Apache Indian who was the first resident and the second mayor of San Jose. Its second... more info  map

  • Winchester Mystery House 408-247-2101
    525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128
    Known as “the house built by the spirits,” the Winchester Mystery House contains 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 stairways, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Biblioteca Latinoamericana 408-294-1237
    921 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    This place houses the largest collection in California of Spanish and bilingual materials, focusing on Latin American culture and history. more info  map

  • San Jose Public Library 408-294-1237
    690 Locust Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    This public library provides access to a large selection of informational and recreational materials and books in a variety of formats and languages. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • ART-TECH 408-929-9969
    14300 Clayton Road, San Jose, CA 95127-5201
    Contemporary art gallery showcasing new media art exhibitions that emphasize art and technology. Educational programs available. By appointment only. more info  map

  • Children's Discovery Museum 408-298-5437
    180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located in a 52,000 square foot purple building, this hands-on museum features over 150 interactive exhibits and educational programs for children. more info  map

  • D.P. Fong Galleries 408-298-8877
    383 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    Exhibits in this gallery include modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photography. more info  map

  • Intel Museum 408-765-0503
    2200 Mission College Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located in Santa Clara
    Learn how computer chips are made and used in this self-guided, hands-on museum. Their museum store offers "high tech" clothing and souvenirs. more info

  • Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies 408-924-4590
    One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
    Located at San Jose State University
    This facility offers the largest collection of first and early editions of Beethoven's music outside of Europe. more info

  • Machu Picchu Gallery of the Americas 408-280-1860
    87 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located in Downtown
    Permanent Pre-Columbian and Old Indian exhibits are displayed in this gallery, as well as a fine selection of art, artifacts, and textiles from Mexico, Central America,... more info  map

  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum 408-947-3600
    1342 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
    Daily tours in this museum that houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on display west of the Mississippi include a visit to the Underground Rock Tomb. ... more info  map

  • San Jose Historical Museum 408-287-2290
    1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
    Consisting of 25 acres with 27 original and reconstructed homes, businesses, and landmarks, this unique museum highlights the culture and history of San Jose and Santa... more info  map

  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 408-283-8155
    451 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    An institute that provides community education of the arts through innovative art exhibits by some of today's best visual artists, educational programs, and art... more info  map

  • San Jose Museum of Art 408-271-6880
    110 Market Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    A full range of 20th century exhibitions including paintings, sculptures, photography, works on paper, and more are presented at this museum that also offers a museum... more info

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 408-971-0323
    520 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    This museum features regularly changing exhibits of quilts and textiles from around the world.  more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Edenvale Garden Park 408-277-5130
    200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136
    Located Adjacent to the Historic Hayes Mansion
    This beautiful and relaxing 19.5 acre park features picnic areas, a walking path, and a children's playground. more info  map

  • Hakone Estate and Gardens 408-741-4994
    21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
    Located 10 Miles Southwest in Saratoga
    Situated on 18 acres in the lush hills of Saratoga, overlooking Silicon Valley, Hakon is the oldest Japanese-style residential gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Named... more info  map

  • Happy Hollow Park & Zoo 408-277-3000
    1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located at Kelley Park
    This park offers a variety of rides and amusements including carousels, children's rides, themed play areas, and a puppet castle theatre. The zoo features over 50... more info  map

  • Kelley Park 408-277-4191
    1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
    Home to the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden, and the San Jose Historical Museum, visitors to this park can enjoy a train ride, picnicking, and... more info  map

  • Overfelt Gardens 408-251-3323
    2145 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95110
    Home to the Chinese Cultural Garden, this 33 acre garden features natural wildlife sanctuaries and a peaceful pond surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowering... more info  map

  • Prusch Farm Park 408-926-5555
    647 King Road, San Jose, CA 95110
    This park offers picnic areas, barbecue grills, a seven acre lawn for flying a kite or playing games, two fruit orchards, domestic and exotic poultry, rabbits, a display... more info

  • San Jose Heritage Rose Garden 408-298-7657
    Taylor Street & Spring Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located within Guadalupe Gardens
    This five acre rose garden is in the shape of a large bowl allowing visitors to see over 5,000 plants from every place in the garden. The inside of the garden features... more info  map

  • San Jose Municipal Rose Garden 408-277-2735
    1500 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112
    Located at Naglee Avenue & Dana Avenue
    San Jose's five and one-half acre municipal rose garden features more than 3,500 rose shrubs with 189 varieties represented. Also features new rose varieties and serves... more info

Science & Technology

  • Tech Museum of Innovation, The 408-294-8324 ext. 6219
    201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    Technology comes alive in this unique museum featuring over 250 interactive exhibits for all ages. The museum also features an IMAX Dome Theater, a cafe, and gift store. more info  map


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