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623 13th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Museum Paso Robles

The purpose of the Paso Robles Children’s Museum is to develop and maintain an interactive educational facility for the children, families, and educators in our community, while showcasing the heritage of the Paso Robles Volunteer Firefighters. The exhibits showcase the heritage of Paso Robles, and include a 1944 firetruck, grape stomp ball pit, and an oak tree root tunnel, in addition to daily art projects, science stations, hands-on play areas, and more. The museum offers educational activities focused on families for the general public, as well as school and youth group programming.

About:

The museum’s historic home was once the volunteer firehouse serving Paso Robles, and when the Children’s Museum moved into the space its theme was designed to reflect the building’s heritage. The building still resembles a classic firehouse, and the fireman’s pole is still located in the main area of the museum. The building, which was built in 1940, underwent construction for 5 years to become the museum space that it is today. However, the building still maintains much of the feel of a firehouse, from the high ceilings to the large windows in the front where the doors for the fire trucks used to open. Some of the exhibits embrace the building’s history as well, and a fire truck near the entrance is available for children to climb on and explore.

Testimonials:

“I’m a nanny of two girls (3 and 6 yrs). I’ve been taking them to the Paso Robles Children’s Museum for 2 years now. The children’s museum is always fun for the girls. It is a great place for children to learn, explore, and socialize. It is a little pricy, but worth it for a rainy day or monthly outing. My one complaint is their hours. Most weekdays they open at 11, which makes the children’s museum hard to fit in between lunch and naps. I wish they opened at 10 AM during the weekdays… we’d get a yearly pass then.” – Janelle T.

Offers:

  • free child admission with paid adult

Services Offered:

  • Children’s Museum
  • Museum
  • Youth Organization
  • Birthday Parties
  • Special Events
  • Children’s Art
  • Children’s Science

Payment Accepted:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Visa
  • MasterCard

Parking Situation:

  • Parking Lot

At South 16th St. and Menetone Ave. are areas to barbecue, restrooms, a large covered picnic table area and two play structures. The park also boasts horseshoes, softball and a grass volleyball court

6600 Lewis Ave, Atascadero, CA, USA

The Atascadero Historical Society Colony House, 6600 Lewis Ave. behind the city parking lot across the street from the City Administration Building, is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. Talk to a docent about the history of Atascadero.

Located on Highway 41 next to the zoo, the park is open from dawn to dusk and is open to the public. Paddle boats and kayaks are available for rent depending on the water level of the lake. A pedestrian path loops around the lake and is about one mile.

560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

Avila Valley Barn is a local favorite! Find fresh, local produce, amazing homemade bakery goodies, gift shops, delicious deli and sweet shop, farm animals, and much more. Also, visit Gopher Glen for organic apples and fresh pressed cider and hard ciders. 560 Avila Beach Dr. avilavalleybarn.com, (805) 595-2816

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845 Embarcadero Box 11 Morro Bay CA 93442

Rent an electric boat that you can easily cruise on
Morro Bay, no experience required. Bring a picnic
and drinks and spend some wonderful time on the
water. 845 Embarcadero on the dock. Read more about visiting Morro Bay here: https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/morro-bay/morro-bay-visitors-guide

On Santa Maria Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets. The market takes place every Monday from 2-4:30 p.m. (805) 748-1109.

Read more at https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/los-osos/los-osos-gateway-nature

The pier, at the intersection of 2nd Street and El Morro Ave., overlooks the shores of the back bay of Morro Bay. The Los Osos Oaks State Reserve Half-mile east of South Bay Boulevard on the south side of Los Osos Valley Road. The reserve has an easy one-mile trail through the “Pygmy Oaks”, which are dwarfed coast live oaks. The low canopy reserve is on the site where Chumash once lived.

9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA

9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero, just off Highway 41, about one-and-a-half miles west of Highway 101. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 11 years old and $6 for seniors 65 and older. The zoo is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. The zoo is one of only 211 zoos accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association since 1991. The park was founded in 1955 by Charles Paddock, who was a park ranger who came to the aid of injured wildlife. (805) 461-5080

Highway 1, San Simeon, CA 93452, USA

Call (800) 444-4445 or visit
hearstcastle.org for more information,
including schedules and rates.
The Visitors Center is open daily at 9
a.m. and includes a gift shop, various
dining options, exhibits and more. Read more about visiting Hearst Castle here: https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/cambria-san-simeon/majestic-hearst-castle

Located at the corner of Cliff Street and Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach. This 11-acre park is popular with walkers, photographers, dog lovers, joggers and fishing enthusiasts. Observe dolphins, whales, sea otters and other sea life as well as sea and shore birds such as gulls, cormorants, and Peregrine falcons

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4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446

An aviation museum dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft, vehicles, and memorabilia. Hours: Thursday through Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Banquet Hall available for rent, 4251 Dry Creek Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, ewarbirds.org, (805) 227-0440

15th Street Los Osos CA 93402

The forest has nearly 200 species of plants, more than 100 varieties of birds, and many species of mammals and reptiles and amphibians. The forest includes a 1-mile boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible at the north end of 16th Street. Guided tours are given on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 am starting at the north end of 15th Street off Santa Ysabel. (805) 528-0392.

Details on Harmony
Headlands State Park
• Open from 6 a.m. to sunset.
• No dogs, horses or bicycles in the park.
• No camping or camp fires allowed.
• Wear layered clothes to accommodate
weather.
• Beware of ticks: Avoid bushes and grasses.
• Stay on the trail: Do not enter sensitive
wetland areas

P.O. Box 564 Santa Margarita CA 93453

This nursery is an attraction all on its own with its lavish grounds that are nice to walk through on a sunny afternoon. Enjoy the atmosphere or pick out a plant or garden decoration to take home. While there, be sure to visit Chicken John, the resident rooster. Read more about the Educated Gardener in the San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide: https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/santa-margarita/spring-into-the-garden-with-the-educated-gardener

Los Osos CA 93402

The park is well-used with daily visitors throughout the year who go there to hike, picnic, fish, camp, surf, take a dip in the ocean or visit the tide pools. The park’s visitor center is located at Spooner’s Ranch House Museum above Spooner’s Cove. The park is free to enter. (805) 528-0513. For camping call (800) 444-7275.

Take a walk and explore the beautiful Morro Rock.
Follow Embarcadero Blvd North to Coleman Drive.
The Rock provides habitat to the peregrine falcons.
Otters sometimes raft in the channel. Climbing the
Rock is illegal.

881 Hillcrest Drive, Cambria, CA, USA

Nitt Witt Ridge is a hilltop home transformed by one man into what has been described as an “assemblage of sculpted junk.” Arthur Weal, spent many years collecting items fellow Cambrians were throwing away in order to create the home, which has been named a California Historic Landmark as a true example of a folk art environment. Tours available. 881 Hillcrest Drive, (805) 927-2690

Located at the end of Grand Avenue, this is undeniably one of Grover Beach’s main attractions.

Thousands flock to the Oceano Dunes State Recreational Park to camp along the ocean in tents and RVs every week. Rent and ride dune buggies and ATVs on the beach and enjoy riding for the entire afternoon.

There is a small cost per vehicle to drive on the beach. Several ATV rental shops are located within Grover Beach. Overnight camping is allowed on the beach and the scenic boardwalk leads visitors to the Monarch Butterfly Grove in nearby Pismo Beach.

2915 Gilead Lane Paso Robles CA 93446

Outback Trail Rides takes advantage of the varied terrain of the Central Coast with its three trail locations. Mick describes the Cambria trail, “The terrain on our coastal trail rides is fairly mountainous, and the longer trails enjoy spectacular views of the coast. These rides are suitable for beginner to advanced riders, and we can take little guys
and gals down to the age of 6 [years].” https://www.slovisitorsguide.com/cambria-san-simeon/outback-trail-rides-2

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