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  • Bamboola
    5401 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124
    408-448-4386, 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
    2333 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95148
    408-238-9900, The Bay Area's premier water park featuring over 20 water slides and attractions. more info  map


  • Bay 101
    1801 Bering Drive, San Jose, CA 95112
    408-651-8888, 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
    175 West St. John Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    408-287-2290, 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
    525 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128
    408-247-2101, 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
    921 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    408-294-1237, 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
    690 Locust Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    408-294-1237, 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

    14300 Clayton Road, San Jose, CA 95127-5201
    408-929-9969, 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
    180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
    408-298-5437, 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
    383 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    408-298-8877, Exhibits in this gallery include modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photography. more info  map

  • Intel Museum
    2200 Mission College Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located in Santa Clara
    408-765-0503, 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
    One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
    Located at San Jose State University
    408-924-4590, 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
    87 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located in Downtown
    408-280-1860, 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
    1342 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
    408-947-3600, 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
    1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
    408-287-2290, 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
    451 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    408-283-8155, 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
    110 Market Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    408-271-6880, 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
    520 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    408-971-0323, This museum features regularly changing exhibits of quilts and textiles from around the world.  more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Edenvale Garden Park
    200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136
    Located Adjacent to the Historic Hayes Mansion
    408-277-5130, 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
    21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
    Located 10 Miles Southwest in Saratoga
    408-741-4994, 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
    1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located at Kelley Park
    408-277-3000, 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
    1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
    408-277-4191, 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
    2145 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95110
    408-251-3323, 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
    647 King Road, San Jose, CA 95110
    408-926-5555, 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
    Taylor Street & Spring Street, San Jose, CA 95110
    Located within Guadalupe Gardens
    408-298-7657, 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
    1500 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112
    Located at Naglee Avenue & Dana Avenue
    408-277-2735, 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
    201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    408-294-8324 ext. 6219, 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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