Garden Grove Travel Guide

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Garden Grove Things to Do

  • Crystal Cathedral Art Gallery

    Located within the courtyard of the original chapel and the Tower of Hope is an art gallery. I wondered in and enjoyed all the lovely paintings. Make sure to take the time to seek it out.

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  • Tower of Hope

    The church grew to a congregation of thousands, as Schuller's emphasis on "possibility thinking" resonated within the community. In 1968, the 13-story Richard Neutra-designed Tower of Hope opened, housing to this day the world's first church-sponsored, 24-hour suicide and crisis prevention hotline (714-NEW-HOPE). With a 90-feet-tall neon-lit cross...

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  • First Chapel 1961

    This was their first chapel, then to a new location and sanctuary in 1961 designed by renowned architect Richard Neutra. From here, they had plenty of seating and were still able to be seen by those who drove up and parked like a drive in. It has this huge beautiful organ in it and it was neat they let us explore it.

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  • Visitor Center Museum

    On the third floor of this beautiful visitor center are these huge blown up photographs of how the Crystal Cathedral has grown and progresssed over the years. It is a very neat display.

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  • Visitor Center ~ The Ruby Rinker Lobby

    In the beginning days of the ministry, a young lady sat in her car on beautiful Sunday morning at the Orange Drive-In Theatre. There, she listened to a young preacher, Robert Schuller, saying:"If you can dream it, you can do it!"At the yound age of 6 years, she had accepted Jesus Crhist as her Lord and her Savior and has followe him faithfully in...

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  • The Mary Hood Chapel

    The Mary Hood ChapelThe prayer chapel is given byMary Tolerton HoodTo the Glory of GodFour important concerns have occupied most of her attnetion..working to preserve Good government in a free nation encouraging individuals to seizeand create opportunities to actualize their highest potential..inspriing others to afervent religious...

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  • Chapel, Tower, & Carillon

    The Arvella Schuller Carillon:The first lady of music, the wife and creative partner of the founding pastor of this church, devoted the first decades of her love for this church, devoted the first decades of her love for this church by bringing great music to the church in organ, choir and instruments of melody.In gratitude to God for her matchless...

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  • Statues #2

    The sixth statue:Coming HomeThe Prodigal SonA monumenttal Bronze by De L'Esprie"Make merry and be glad, for this my son was dead and is alive again;he was lost and is now found!"Luke 15:31 & 32Unveilded, Sunday January 13, 2002A gift of Jody & Dick Parker and Jo & Bob PondThe seventh statue:The Lord is my shepard, I shall not want;He makes me lie...

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  • Statues

    You have to explore the grounds to see all the wonderful statues.The first statue:The Smiling JesusThe Miracle of the Loaves and FishesOffer your dreams to Christ. let him take your humble resources and multiply them to enrich the lives of youself and others. Enter this place of worship and your soul shall be fed with Christ's Spirit by John...

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  • Crystal Cathedral

    The Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his wife Arvella founded the Garden Grove Community Church - today's Crystal Cathedral - in 1955 . They started having services in the Orange Drive-in Theatre. From atop the snack bar's tar-papered roof he would lead weekly services, with Arvella providing music from a trailer-mounted electronic organ. He encouraged...

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  • The Crystal cathedral 4

    When we arrived, some volunteers of the church, were happy to explain us about all the details of the church, as this organ and other details.There are organised tours that you can check on their web site

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  • The crystal cathedral 3

    Ops I had not said but maybe you notice…. The whole wall is glass….While we were there, they were cleaning the windows inside for the next year. This photo has been taken by a 8x zoom …

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  • The Crystal cathedral 2

    I love cathedrals, not as religious symbols, just as architectural buildings. They are impressive, modern cathedrals try to imitate old styles as for example grace cathedral at San Francisco.But this modern one all in glass, really impressed me. I felt I was in front of the new style cathedrals

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  • The Crystal cathedral

    Just a few miles from Disneyland is this cathedral, I guess we would have missed if we were not staying at Anaheim as we read about here at the guide, but we did not though it was going to be as impressive as it was.

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  • Crystal Cathedral

    The Crystal Cathedral looks fantastic.also the statues in the garden.we did not had time for a tour.we visite this between citiesTours are scheduled from 9 AM till 3:30 PM Monday through Saturday.Group tours are also available through special accommodations. For more information please call 714.971.4013.

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  • Crystal Cathedral

    An architectural landmark in Southern California (Orange County) and home to one of the most visible church congregations in America. It is also the home to the internationally televised "Hour of Power" every Sunday morning.

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  • Crystal Cathedral

    When we went from our hotel, to find this cathedral we never knew how impressive this building would be. It was beautifull to see the sun shining on this building and hearing the sound from the cathedral through the enormous doors.This imposant building is constructed out of more then 10.000 silver colored glass, the tower is made out of stainless...

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  • Looking at the statuary in the...

    Looking at the statuary in the garden of the Crystal Cathedral. 12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, California 92840

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  • It can be crowded

    The Crystal Cathedral has a very large parking place, but don't be surprised if it's all filled up. You better be early or park in the neighbourhood...

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  • Garden Grove is in Orange...

    Garden Grove is in Orange county;I recommend if you have no car to buy a day/pass for the Orange County Bus Lines,you can travel everywhere for 2.5 $ in the whole county

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Garden Grove Local Customs

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    by neopetsfan Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Fun Facts about Anaheim, Orange County and Southern California. #1.Anaheim is not part of Los Angeles. Anaheim is located in Orange County -- 28 miles south of downtown LA. #2. Disneyland was built in 1955. When built, it was surrounded by nothing but orange groves. #3. Knott's Berry Farm is America's first and oldest themed amusement park - started by Walter and Cordelia Knott in 1920. #4. Universal Studio's Hollywood is the world largest working film- and motion picture studio. #5. Knott's Berry Farm's Independence Hall is an exact replica of the original in Philadelphia PA -- all the way down to thumbprints in the handmade bricks. #6. Disneyland featured only 18 attractions on opening day. #7. Orange County boasts over 42 miles of coastline and beaches. #8.Many city and street names in Southern California are Spanish, a tribute to their Spanish heritage. #9.Southern California has over 328 day of sunshine each year with an average dayly temperature of 73F/23C. #10. Orange County's gross national product would rank 33rd in the world if it were a nation.

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Garden Grove Off The Beaten Path

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    by BuickMackane Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    1st Annual Native American Pow-Wow, Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398, (714) 564-6000!

    Pow-wows are big in Orange County. The one we attended in July 2002 was held for the first time at Santa Ana College, and it was a resounding success! The only sad thing to report is that we were NOT allowed to take pictures because some tribes believe that a photograph captures part of the soul. I was brokenhearted, because these costumes and dances would have made FABULOUS photos! If you're in Garden Grove next summer, be sure to check and see if the Pow-Wow is scheduled during your visit. You will NOT want to miss this unforgettable performance of tribal music and dancing, along with the delicious food sold at the concession stands in addition to the beautiful Native American jewelry, arts and crafts!

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Garden Grove Favorites

  • go to The Block At Orange (it...

    go to The Block At Orange (it ain't square!). It's the most imaginative dining, shopping and entertainment experience. Restaurants, nightclubs and movietheaters are found nextdoor to book stores, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. All located in one imaginative open-air promenade. At The Block, you can take the kids skateboarding, buy a great gift, stop...

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  • visit the Crystal Cathedral!...

    visit the Crystal Cathedral! Why??? I'll tell you in the words of Dr Robert H. Schuller: 'I'd like to invite you to visit us while you are here. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to tour our beautiful, 32-acre campus. Enjoy a stroll past fountains, reflecting pools, mosaics and statuary set amidst beautifully landscaped verdant gardens. I...

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  • If you're bringing the kids to...

    If you're bringing the kids to Orange County, don't spend all your money at Disneyland. The young travelers might be even happier if you took them to the collectors' paradise at the Mile High Comics Megastore, located at 12591 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, California (714) 741-2096. If your kids aren't comic book aficionados, they may still go wild...

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