Things to do in & around Buena Park, California
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Workshops to help build professional skills of those working in the nonprofit arts community. Grants programs. Publications. Public awareness. Arts education improvement programs for K-12 schools. Orange County Arts Awards.
"Arts Orange County was established in 1995 as a nonprofit countywide arts council. It is the state-local partner with the California Arts Council and is the official local arts agency of the County of Orange. Arts Orange County serves as a resource and advocate for the arts community, as a catalyst for leadership on arts issues, and as sponsor of programs and services which enhance public awareness of arts activities and promote the development of the arts and arts education in Orange County. "  Santa Ana|
|Assoc. of Information Technology Professionals|| ||
Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
"California Southland AITP is continuing our changed format for our Wednesday meetings! No huge dinner cost- just order off the menu for as much or as little as you want! Students, people wanting to network, etc. are welcome! We will meet in the Greenhouse at the Capistrano Restaurant at the Embassy Suites in Buena Park."  Buena Park|
|Buena Park Convention & Visitors Office|| ||
Official Convention & Visitors Office for Buena Park. E-Zone Map, Attractions, Nearby Attractions, Hotels, Dining, Shopping, Transportation, Meeting Planners, Press/Media, Coupon Booklet.  Buena Park|
|Buena Park Downtown & Mall|| ||
"Downtown Playground Buena Park Mall is a one-million sq. ft. regional shopping mall, on 73 acres of land in the heart of downtown Buena Park. Adjacent to Southern California's popular Knott's Berry Farm... the Mall has become known as the Downtown Playground of Buena Park!"
Buena Park Mall stores and restaurants include:
2-C (714) 484-6500 /
2-C Plus (714) 484-0421 /
3-G Cellular (714) 995-5666 /
AirTelcom (714) 952-1888 /
Anchor Blue (714) 995-2201 /
Asia Buffet (714) 828-5780 /
Auntie Anne's Pretzels (714) 761-4161 /
Bath & Body Works (714) 828-5066 /
Bed, Bath & Beyond (714) 226-0544 /
Biba's Fashion Jewelry (714) 821-6863 /
Boba Loca (714) 527-3333 /
Buena Park Dentistry, Dr. Maa (714) 826-2525 /
Burlington Coat Factory /
Busy Bee Asian Food (714) 995-8401 /
Café Sbarro (714) 229-0013 /
California National Bank (714) 527-7101 /
Ceci's (714) 527-2051 /
Chili's (714) 252-9050 /
Christian Book & Gift (714) 952-3311 /
Cindy's Cinnamon Rolls (714) 761-3333 /
Claire's Accessories (714) 252-9029 /
Cold Stone Creamery (714) 527-4084 /
Crescent Jewelers (714) 995-8877 /
Daniel's Jewelers (714) 527-4100 /
Donatello's Pizza (714) 826-4524 /
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (714) 226-0429 /
EB Games (714) 821-6738 /
Edo Japan (714) 761-5188 /
El Dorado Toys (714) 827-3261 /
Fashion Wigs (714) 995-0119 /
Fashion Wired (714) 736-9123 /
Footlocker (714) 761-3062 /
Fragrance Center (714) 827-6186 /
Friends of Isaac /
GNC (714) 995-7627 /
Great Steak & Potato Co. (714) 995-3477 /
Han's Art Studio (714) 821-3652 /
Hawaiian Festival BBQ (714) 484-0359 /
House of Cutlery (714) 826-7880 /
International Décor (714) 826-7004 /
The Jewelry Center (714) 229-0094 /
K-B Toys (714) 527-3365 /
Kelly's Coffee and Fudge (714) 220-2078 /
Kool Nails, Spa & Hair (714) 828-4289 /
Lane Bryant (714) 827-3600 /
Le Village Café /
Loongo Candy Castle (714) 761-1132 /
Master Cuts (714) 484-1302 /
Milano Shoes (714) 827-4661 /
Motherhood Maternity (714) 220-0176 /
The Optometrist, Dr. Monteleone (714) 828-7373 /
Pat & Oscar's (714) 484-9861 /
Payless ShoeSource (714) 484-8936 /
Portillo’s (714) 220-6400 /
Pride $1 Dollar Store (714) 828-8130 /
Ross Dress For Less (714) 952-1007 /
Royal Carlton Cards (714) 952-0394 /
Royal Gifts and Cards (714) 995-8351 /
Sally Beauty Supply (714) 816-0605 /
San Francisco Cookie Co. (714) 952-3614 /
The Scrub Shoppe (714) 220-3118 /
Sears (714) 236-3500 /
Silver Designs (714) 229-9598 /
Sports Treasures (714) 761-2153 /
Star Image Maker Studio (714) 828-2701 /
Sunglass Chalet (714) 826-4123 /
Surf City Squeeze (Kiosk) (714) 220-2672 /
Things Remembered (714) 527-4046 /
Van's (714) 995-2406 /
Verizon Skyhound Wireless /
Wal-Mart (714) 484-8668.
Watch MD (714) 761-9468 /
WatchLand (714) 484-4678 /
Buena Park Place features:
Carl's Jr. (714) 521-1865 /
Circuit City (714) 562-0127 /
Cool Cuts 4 Kids (714) 690-1543 /
Forever Cool (714) 994-3009 /
Golden Spoon (714) 522-3200 /
Juice It Up! (714) 228-9911 /
Kohl’s (714) 521-8202 /
Michaels (714) 232-8104 /
Office Depot (714) 522-5233 /
Panda Express (714) 523-7134 /
PetsMart (714) 739-2100 /
Philly's Best (714) 994-1248 /
Starbucks Coffee (714) 523-7915 /
Subway (714) 523-7777 /
Union Bank (714) 228-8648.
Buena Park Metroplex Krikorian 18 (714) 826-7469 /
The Power House (714) 821-5350.  Buena Park|
|The City of Buena Park, California|| ||
In 1783 California belonged to Spain, and Pedro Fages was the Governor of this part of the country. He was given permission from the King of Spain to make land grants in California, and gave one such piece of land to Manuel Nieto, ex-corporal of the 'Leather Jacket' guards of the Portola Expedition. This piece of land extended from the San Gabriel River to the Santa Ana River, and from the ocean to the road, from San Gabriel Mission.
In 1834 Manuel Nieto's land was divided into five ranchos. One of the five ranchos was named Rancho Los Coyotes and totaled 48,806 acres. Buena Park is located near the center of this rancho.
Rancho Los Coyotes is a center of California and American history, for it was here in January 1847, that Commodore Robert S. Stockton and his band of Americans rested in preparation for the battle of the San Gabriel River. The battle was won and the outcome of the Mexican War (1846-48) was settled in this area.
The exact location of Stockton's encampment is historically marked near the Los Coyotes Country Club in the Bellehurst area of Buena Park.
In 1885, James A. Whitaker, a wholesale grocer from Chicago, bought 690 acres of the Stearns Rancho, part of what was once the sprawling Rancho Los Coyotes. Whitaker intended to create a cattle ranch, but Santa Fe Railway officials convinced him to use the land for a new town. Whitaker filed his township papers in 1887 in Los Angeles County - Orange County had not been formed - to create the town of Buena Park. The city was not incorporated until 1953.
Buena Park first became known as a dairy center, and both the Sante Fe and Southern Pacific railroads built depots. The Lily Creamery started operations in Buena Park in 1889. With the exception of a few wineries, the creamery was the first industry in the city.
Today, the City's main claim to fame is as the home of the popular E-Zone or Entertainment Zone. Located on and around Beach Boulevard south of the 91 Freeway the E-Zone is home to such exciting attractions as Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Movieland Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and Knott's Soak City U.S.A."  Buena Park|
"An excellent choice for a picnic, fishing or a game of tennis. Be sure to visit the interpretive center where fossils of prehistoric plants and animals, which once inhabited Orange County, are on exhibit....
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park is nestled at the foot of the Coyote Hills. The 105 acre property extends north and south of Rosecrans Avenue with the softball complex. The park lands range from large open grass areas, to gently rolling hills of native plants, to shear sandstone cliffs to the north."  Buena Park|
|Franko's Maps of Orange County & Vicinity|| ||
Surfing? Biking? Hiking? Fishing? Exploring? Boating? Franko's Maps have long been a staple of OC Locals!
Franko's Map of Orange County Surfing, Franko's Map of San Diego Surfing, Franko's Map of Orange County Trails, Franko's Trail Map of Santa Ana Mountains & Chino Hills, Franko's Trail Map of Big Bear, Franko's Poster of Big Bear, Franko's Map of South Coast Wilderness (Laguna Beach Wilderness), Franko's Diving Map of Santa Catalina Islands, Franko's Diving Map of Channel Islands, Franko's Diving Map of Orange County Coast, Franko's Diving Map of San Diego Coast, Franko's Diving Map of Los Angeles Coast, Franko's La Jolla Shores Fish Card, Franko's HMCS Yukon Deck Plan & Fish Identifier, Franko's Channel Islands Mini Map & Kelp Forest Creatures, Franko's Avalon Underwater Park & Kelp Forest Creatures, Franko's Map of Catalina's Two Harbors & Fish Identification Card, Franko's Map of Santa Catalina Island, Franko's Map of Channel Islands, Franko's Map of San Diego County Coast, Franko's Map of Orange County Coast, Franko's Map of Los Angeles County Coast, Franko's Map of Newport Harbor & Upper Newport Bay,  Corona|
Not in OC, but may be convenient to northern 5-freeway areas.
"Miniature Golf (4 courses, 18 holes each)
Lit'l Indy Race Cars (Go-Karts)
New! Disk'O Thrill Ride
Cannonball Express Train (Kiddie Train)
Over 140 Arcade Games in 2 arcades
We're proud to present the latest in arcade games including:
In the Groove
Pump It Up Exceed
WILD WRISTBAND WEDNESDAYS!!
Get 2 Hours Unlimited Fun for only $10. EVERY WEDNESDAY!
2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS!!"  Norwalk|
The little engine that could! Always overshadowed by its famous neighbor Disneyland, the locals will testify that Knotts has its advantages. Check into deals like the annual pass, the evening-only price and special pricing for locals.  Buena Park|
"BUENA PARK, Calif. -- Powerful tales of courage, chivalry and love become stronger through the test of time. This spring, the legend of a kingdom threatened by treachery but ultimately strengthened by courage thunders into the Grand Ceremonial Arena at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.
While the new show has all the lance-splintering action and glorious pageantry guests look forward to, this season there’s a whole new element -- a Princess’s love for a handsome, gallant knight – and a riveting confrontation between a turncoat warrior and a surprise defender of the crown."  Buena Park|