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Attractions

San Bernardino County offers a variety of live entertainment and attractions including: music festivals, concerts, stand up shows, musicals and sporting events and so much more. Examples of legends that have performed in the County include Van Halen, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, and the Rolling Stones, to name a few.

Entertainment

Auto Club Speedway

9300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 429-5000
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California Theatre

562 W 4th St
San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 885-5152
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Center Stage Theatre

8463 Sierra Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 429-SHOW (7469)
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Chino Community Theatre

13123 Seventh St Chino, CA 91710 (909) 590-1149
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Citizens Business Bank Arena

4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 244-5500
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Footlighters Theatre

1810 Barton Rd
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2909
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National Orange Show (NOS)

689 South E St
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 888-6788
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Ontario Improv

4555 Mills Circle
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-5411
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Redlands Bowl

25 Grant St
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-7613
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San Manuel Casino

777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346
(800) 359 2464
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Glen Helen Amphitheatre

2575 Glen Helen Parkway
San Bernardino, California 92407
(909) 880-6500
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Arts and Culture

San Bernardino County, is the biggest county (in terms of land mass) in the United States, has a long and rich history that dates back to the early 1800s. The county boasts many historic landmarks that are worth a visit. While local history buffs will suggest you hit them all, we have narrowed down a list of places to visit on our blog! Also see the following lists:

But before you check those pages out, take a look at our short of unique sites in the county below:

Unique Sites

Desert Queen Ranch

The Keys Ranch (its formal name) is the prime example of early settlement in the Joshua Tree National Park area. Bill Keys was the area's leading character, and his ranch is a symbol of the resourcefulness of early settlers. The ranch is an extensive complex of small frame buildings built between 1910 and Keys' death in 1969. Bill Keys pursued ranching and mining to make a living in the desert. Mining equipment at the ranch includes an arrastra and a stamp mill for ore processing. Other buildings include an adobe barn, a schoolhouse, machine and tack sheds, cemetery and a variety of houses and cabins. Keys lived on the isolated ranch with Frances, his wife and seven children, three of whom are buried at the ranch. During a dispute over the Wall Street Mill, Keys shot and killed Worth Bagley. Keys was convicted of murder and went to San Quentin Prison, where Keys educated himself in the library. Keys was paroled in 1950 and was pardoned in 1956 through the efforts of Earl Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason novels. Ranger led tours are available September through May. Reservations required.

Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery

Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery, California State Historical Landmark #121, is located along the Santa Ana River in Colton. Agua Mansa is the oldest cemetery in San Bernardino County, dating back to 1853. The last burial in the cemetery took place in 1963. In 1967, Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery was acquired by San Bernardino County.

The Mission San Gabriel's San Bernardino Rancho Asistencia

California State Historical Landmark #42, was established in 1819 as part of the Mission San Gabriel's Rancho San Bernardino. The Asistencia was once a 14 room complex of adobe. In 1925, the Asistencia was a ruin when the County of San Bernardino, assisted by the San Bernardino Historical Society, acquired it from the Barton Family. Construction of a new six-room structure began in 1926 and was completed in 1937 as a federal WPA relief project. In 1960, it was dedicated as a California State Historical Landmark that recognizes it as an outstanding example of handcrafted structures of the WPA era.

Andy Jackson Airpark

High Adventure began in the early 80's as a very unique husband and wife team, Rob & Dianne McKenzie. As their business grew they eventually teamed up with local talent making up what is now, the High Adventure Team. Being available most days year round, they provide USHPA Certified, personalized instruction and service at Andy Jackson Airpark, in San Bernardino California (just 90 minutes east of Los Angeles). The Team's low key but dedicated efforts will make your visit a pleasant and productive one from start to finish. Their full service repair shop and home office are just minutes from one of the best flying sites in the world, Crestline/Marshall Peak. Of particular interest to most students is the highly professional tandem instruction. This is considered by far the best way to learn the approach into the Andy Jackson Airpark.

The John Rains House

The John Rains House , National Register of Historic Places, is located in Rancho Cucamonga. The Mission San Gabriel established the Cucamonga Rancho as a site for grazing cattle in the 1820s. The Rains House was built in 1860 for John and Maria Merced Rains and San Bernardino County purchased the property in October 1971.

The Yucaipa Adobe

The Yucaipa Adobe is California State Historical Landmark #528. In the past, this adobe was thought to have been built by Diego Sepulveda. More recent investigation points to James Waters, a hunter, trapper, and mountaineer, as the original builder in 1858–59. Sepulveda's adobe is thought to have been located nearby. In 1869, John Dunlap purchased the Yucaipa Adobe and used the land for grazing and raising grain and alfalfa. In 1954, the Yucaipa Women's Club raised funds to save the deteriorated dwelling from demolition. Eventually, the property was donated to the County of San Bernardino.

Yorba & Slaughter Families Adobe

The Yorba & Slaughter Families Adobe in Chino, California State Historical Landmark #191 and National Register of Historic Places, is the oldest standing residence in San Bernardino County. Raymundo Yorba built the first house at this site in 1851. This home, known as “Buena Vista,” was built of adobe bricks by Native American laborers living on a rancheria west of the property. In 1868, Fenton M. Slaughter and his wife Dolores Alvarado Slaughter purchased the property, which would be later donated to the County of San Bernardino in 1971. The Stone Hotel in Daggett was constructed in the 1860s and was a hub in the Mojave Desert for nearly a half century. Daggett was the commercial center and outfitting point for mines from Death Valley to the Calico Mountains. Located along the Southern Pacific (now Santa Fe) railroad tracks, the town became a center for milling and shipping ore.

Glen Helen Raceway Park

18585 Verdement Ranch Road
San Bernardino, CA
909- 880-1733
www.glenhelen.com

Glen Helen Raceway was built on 256 acres of county property and shares its large area with other county facilities. Located north of San Bernardino in the area of Devore, it coexists with Glen Helen Regional Park and Block Buster Pavilion. This mountainside venue features the most exciting motocross racing competitions in Southern California. For race schedules and ticket information visit the Raceway website.

Riley's Farm

Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, Riley's Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theater, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays.

Route 66 and Beyond

Route 66 remains symbolic today. Created to connect the Midwest with the Pacific Ocean it served America's history well throughout the ‘20s and into the Depression when it carried folks escaping the Dust Bowl into California. During post-war, Americans started to enjoy modern driving vacations spurring the era of “get your kicks on Route 66.” San Bernardino County is home to a significant portion of Route 66 that winds its way from Arizona through Needles, Barstow, Victorville, San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and on through Claremont into Los Angeles County.

From Route 66, you can experience Park Moabi for swimming the Colorado River, the Amboy Crater, Peggy Sue's 50s Diner, and Madonna of the Trail, to name just a few of the famous sites. Each year the region's Route 66 history is celebrated during the Crusin Reunion. The annual event attracts over 500,000 spectators who come to see almost 2,000 classic cars, hot rods, street rods, customs, muscle cars and sports cars on display. If you can't make it to the Crusin' Reunion, you can always visit The Route 66 museums located in Barstow and Victorville. Here you can spend a little time creating your own Route 66 experience as well as view many fascinating items on display. The friendly museum staff can point you in the right direction and answer all your questions. Route 66 Official Website

Attractions Along Route 66

Limericks Tavern (Restaurant)
1234 W Foothill Blvd.
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 920-5630

"Feeding the hungry with good old Irish and American comfort food. Quenching the thirsty with great American craft and Belgium legends."
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Ontario Mills Mall (Shopping Center)
1 Mills Circle
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-8301

"Ontario Mills is California's largest outlet and value shopping center. With over 200 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, Ontario Mills is home to some of the most prestigious designer and name brand outlets in the world".
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The Magic Lamp Inn (Restaurant)
8189 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 981-8659

"The Magic Lamp Inn - one of California's original steakhouse - has served for over half a century as a friendly and comfortable outpost for diners on Old Historic Route 66".
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Sycamore Inn (Restaurant)
8318 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-3109
(909) 982-1104

"A landmark of hospitality on the legendary Route 66 since 1848… featuring Midwestern corn-fed prime steaks, prime ribs of beef, a tradition at the Inn for generations, as well as other delicious and exciting entrees, salads, and side dishes… Over 40 wines by the glass are available for guests' pleasure".
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Suite 106 (Cupcakery)
11920 Foothill Blvd #130
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
(888) 977-6458

Sisters who succeeded on the Food Network show "Cupcake Wars" operate their dessert business in Rancho Cucamonga when they aren't catering for special events and celebrities. "Suite 106 Cupcakery is a locally owned and operated bakery using only the freshest and finest all natural and organic with no GMO gourmet ingredients"
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Wigwam Motel (Lodging)
2728 W Foothill Blvd
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 875-3005

Built in 1949: "The motel's village-style arrangement of nineteen 30-foot-tall tepees made from wood framing, concrete and stucco draws much admiration from all generations. Each individual wigwam is carefully equipped with all the traveler's essentials with grounds that includes of grass area, an outdoor barbecue grill and kidney-shaped swimming pool".
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Summit Inn (Restaurant) - Under Reconstruction
5970 Mariposa Rd.
Hesperia, CA 92344
(760) 949-8688

This historic and iconic Summit Inn was the perfect stop for celebrities like John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Pierce Brosnan, and Clint Eastwood in the 50s & 60's. Tragedy struck the restaurant on August 12, 2016 when the Blue Cut Fire crossed the Inn's path. The restaurant is currently under reconstruction. The iconic diner specializes in ostrich burgers; likely buys its meat from O K corral ostrich farms.
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California Route 66 (Museum)
16825 D Street
Victorville, CA 92393
(760) 951-0436

"California Route 66 Museum is devoted to the representation of U.S. Highway 66 in both historic and contemporary exhibition. The museum intends to continually promote, preserve, and educate the public throughout the world bringing relative weight to the cultural influences". Entrance is free
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Emma Jean's Holland Burger (Café)
17143 N D St.
Victorville, CA 92394
(760) 243-9938

The iconic Emma Jean's has been featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Emma Jean's is a very popular eatery along the Route 66, perfect for all road trippers looking to get the most out of your drive. *Closed Sundays
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Harvey House Railroad Depot
681 N. First Ave
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-1890 or (877) 997-8366

The building is in amazing condition and looks much like it did when it was a busy train station. Today the Barstow Harvey House Railroad Depot is used for Greyhound and Amtrak station, the Mother Road Route 66 Museum, and the Western America Railroad Museum. *Entrance is free
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Elmer's Bottletree Ranch (Attraction)
National Trails Highway
Oro Grande, CA 92368

Elmer's Bottletree Ranch is literally a forest of bottle trees (large metal pipes with bottles hanging from them), located along the Mother Road, Route 66, right in the heart of the California desert. Open sunrise to sunset. Elmer accepts donations but it is free to enter.
* Entrance is free
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Amboy Crater Trail Hike
Crater Road & Route 66
Amboy, CA 92304

"Amboy Crater is nestled half way between Barstow and Needles, just off historic Route 66. A visit to Amboy Crater will definitely take you back in time. Ten thousand years ago, this cinder cone volcano erupted, transforming the surrounding landscape. There is a 3-mile round trip trail leading up and into the crater". * Entrance is free
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The Goffs School House (Museum)
37198 Lanfair Road
Goffs, CA

The Goffs School was built in 1914 and served the outlying families of the area from 1914 through 1937. It is a survivor of old Route 66 The restored school, active between 1913 and 1937, is now a museum. The school has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
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Family Fun

Come discover all the cool adventures and fun you can have here with your family!

Tired of not being able to all agree on what to do together as a family? There's no need to look any further because California's Outdoor Playground is perfect for everyone! There are tons of things to do with your family in San Bernardino County, including but not limited to bowling, zoos, and parks.

Amusement Parks

Bowling

Route 66

Snow Play

Zoos & Animal Sanctuary





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