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Things to See

Get closeup and personal with the highest and fastest-flying "bird" in the world at Palmdale's Blackbird Airpark Museum. Find out why Palmdale is called the "aerospace capital of the world."

Attractions
Antelope Valley Mall
1233 Rancho Vista Blvd. (Avenue P)
Palmdale, CA 93551
661/266-9150
Best of the West Softball Complex
2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93551
661/267-5611

Big Rock Creek Camp
18101 Paradise Dr.
Valyermo, CA 93563
661/944-9005

Birdies Driving Range
41520 10th St. West
Palmdale, CA 93551
661/274-8510
Blackbird Airpark
3620 E. Ave. P
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/274-0884

Cinemark Movie Theaters
1475 W. Rancho Vista Blvd (Ave. P)
Palmdale, CA 93551
661/274-4300

Desert Aire Golf Course
3620 E. Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/538-0370
Devil's Punchbowl
661/944-2743

DryTown Water Park
3850 East Avenue S
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/267-6161

Edwards Air Force Base
661/277-3517
90 mi. north of LA
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42
2001 E. Ave. P
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/267-5115

Littlerock Dam and
Recreation Area

32700 Cheseboro Rd.
Palmdale, CA 93352
661/533-1923

Mountain High Ski Resort
24510 State Hwy. 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397
760/249-5808
Mulligan Family Fun Center
525 West Avenue P-4
Palmdale, CA 93551
661/273-1407
Palmdale Amphitheater
2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93551
6 61/267-5611
Rancho Vista Golf Course
3905 Club Rancho Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551
661/272-9903
Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve
661/268-0380
Vasquez Rocks County Park
10700 Escondido Canyon Rd.
Ague Dulce, CA 91350
661/268-0840


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Things to Do

The high desert is a fascinating place to explore. Check out our recreational and cultural events.

Aerospace Exploration Gallery

The Aerospace Exploration Gallery in Palmdale, Calif., features unique glimpses of NASA's exciting past, present and future in the Antelope Valley and into outer space. Displays include the refurbished forward fuselage including the cockpit of an AV-8 Harrier jet aircraft, a representation of flight research activities in the Antelope Valley circa 1949 and visiting displays that depict aspects of aerospace exploration.

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, in cooperation with the AERO Institute and the City of Palmdale, operates the Gallery. It is currently open free to the public Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm. The Gallery is located at the Palmdale Institute of Technology located at 38256 Sierra Highway in the Palmdale Civic Center adjacent to Palmdale City Hall.

The NASA Gallery is open by appointment only. Please contact Sondra Geddes at 661-276-2359.


Visit the AERO Institute Web site. External Link


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Lodging

Lodging facilities are conveniently located at the Palmdale Boulevard and Rancho Vista Boulevard exits of the Antelope Valley Freeway (State Highway 14).

Hotels/Motels
Best Western John Jay Inn & Suites
661/575-9322
Courtyard by Marriott
661/947-4100

Days Inn
661/273-1400

Embassy Suites
661/266-3756
EZ 8 Motel
661/273-6400

Hampton Inn & Suites
661/265-7400

Hilton Garden Inn
661/998-2000
Holiday Inn
661/947-8055

Mahli’s Inn
661/273-5106

Motel 6
661/272-0660
The Palmdale Hotel
661/273-1200

Residence Inn by Marriott
661/947-4204

Sherwood Motel
661/947-2309
Staybridge Suite
661/947-9300

Super 8 Motel
661/273-8000



For more information on member motels and hotels, please visit the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce External Link.


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Meeting Facilities

Cultural Center PhotoThe City of Palmdale offers a number of venues for meetings and special events. The Larry Chimbole Cultural Center (named for Palmdale's first mayor) is available for business and social functions. Meeting rooms accommodate conferences and a large upstairs banquet room includes a commercial kitchen and stage, offering a unique stetting for special occasions.
Poncitlán Square Photo

The quaint gazebo at Poncitlan Square is the perfect spot for a romantic outdoor wedding or an intimate gathering. The unique Spanish-style fountain and beautiful rose bushes provide a gorgeous background for wedding and reception photos.


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Restaurants

From antipasto to sushi, there is something to please everyone's palate at a variety of restaurants in and around Palmdale. Whether you are on the go or ready to sit down and relax, cuisine from around the world is found in Palmdale's dining establishments.

List of Restaurants in Palmdale


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Shopping

Shoppers PhotoWe have it all at the Antelope Valley Mall. Serious shoppers will also want to explore the antique stores, craft shops, cozy boutiques and flea markets found in and around Palmdale. Macy's, Dillard's two-story department store, JC Penney, Sears and Forever 21 anchor the mall. Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Sport Chalet, Staples, Smart & Final Extra, Ross Dress for Less, IHOP, Jamba Juice, Cinnamon Rose and Baja Fresh are at The Marketplace at Palmdale.

Amargosa Commons includes Trader Joe's, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Panera Bread, Dress Barn, Petsmart, and Rubio's Baja Grill. Destination O-8 is home to Sam's Club, Super WalMart, Kohl's and Office Depot, just to name a few.

The Palmdale Gateway at 47th St. East and Avenue R is home to Super Target, Home Depot, Ross Dress for Less, Bath & Body Works and many more.


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Weather

No need to pack your umbrella. Palmdale enjoys 360 days a year of clear, blue skies and sunny weather.


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