Lancaster Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by Yaqui
  • Things to Do
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Lancaster Highlights

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    Yaqui says…

     Has much to offer as for housing, shopping, and sight-seeing! 

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     Only blooms from March to May 

  • In a nutshell
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     At least it's hard to get lost -- the streets are all aphebetized! 

Lancaster Things to Do

  • Western Hotel and Museum

    Known back then as the Antelope Valley Hotel was then sold to Mr. Rockabrand and changed to the Gillwyn Hotel and then to reasons unkown changed to the Western Hotel. It was operated way into the 1960's by Myrtie Webber. She still was a very much involved with the hotel until her death in 1978 of the age of 110. Yet, this building endured many sets...

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  • Underground Bowling Lounge & Bex...

    The Underground Bowling Lounge is a place to have a great time. 21 and over after 7 p.m. means that UBL is the perfect place to have some fun with friends. 8 lanes, 5 pool tables, 2 air hockey games and shuffle board will keep everyone busy.Above the bowling alley is Bex Bar & Grill Restaurant that is really popular with the locals. The hot spot on...

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  • BLVD Cinemas

    The BLVD Cinemas boasts 3 state-of-the-art screens with all-digital Christie projectors and cutting edge surround sound. Each comfortable and wide seat features a full recliner with foot rests, a built in cup-holder and swivel tray table. In addition to typical movie theater snacks, the concession stand offers pita chips and hummus dips as well as...

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  • THE ONLY MUSICAL ROAD IN THE AMERICAS

    If you have the time and you are near the Antelope Valley, about 70 miles from downtown Los Angeles, 58 miles from the San Fernando Valley with a drive time of about 1 hour, except during business rush hours, go see and listen to the only "Musical Road" in America. Located in Lancaster on Avenue G between 30th Street West and 40th Street West, this...

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  • Drive the Musical Road

    On Avenue G there is a portion of the road in the left lane that has grooves cut into it. If you drive at 55 (the speed limit) you will hear the first several bars of a popular old song. Guess what it is.

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  • Musical Road

    This road was created for a Honda Commerical on Ave K, but residents complained so it was covered up and another was created on Avenue G, which is just across from Fox Airport. I wanted my boys to enjoy it and my oldest got the biggest kick because I keep driving around to listen to it. My youngest was watching a movie and finally at the last turn...

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  • Lancaster Performing Arts Center

    This is another one of Lancasters pride and joy. This a very beautiful performing art center that boast many celebrities who perform regularly over the year. The decor is wonderfully done and the all the seats have a great view. They are very comfortable too. They have had Heart, Meat Loaf, Willie Nelson, James Brown, The Bangles Wynton Marsalis,...

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  • "Tribute to Aviator Heros!"

    If you love wall murals you will love these. They are located on the walls of various business along Lancaster Blvd where also the Aerospace Walk of Honor is. They are beautifully done and make me proud to be from Lancaster. I am particular fond of this one, because I served in the United States Air Force when Col Pete Knight use to fly the T-38's....

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  • Aerospace Walk Of Honor!

    These markers are dedicated to the men and women who risk their lives to the advancement of aerospace. Each marker has been dedicated to a extraordinary individual who sacrificed their time and sometimes their life so we as Americans and those of the free world can live in peace.I grew up mostly in the Antelope Valley and over the years I have been...

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Lancaster Restaurants

  • Great Family Restaurant~

    This has always been one of our favorite restaurants. The decor is wonderful and very comfortable. The food is always great and so is the service. Plus, the price is always right. They have the best pies here. Also, they have this really neat gift shop with the pie shop. Hours: Sun-Th 7-10:30, F & Sat 7-11Breakfast Hours: M-Sun 7am-1pmBrunch Hours:...

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  • Taco's Taco's Taco's

    Not a huge establishment, but it is a chain of fast food that is growing in California. We decided to try it out. It is obviously popular with the locals who come in here to get it to go. The food was good and they had a very good variety of selections. Some of the food was very familiar if your hip with Mexican cuisine.HOURS OF OPERATION: Open 7...

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  • GO FOR THE PIE

    Whenever I go on a road trip or a weekend getaway, I like to find the local cafe or eatery. Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery is just such a restaurant that features American cuisine. They also have a great reputation for pies. Not just one or two, but many to choose from and all are delicious. This particular Marie Callender's just happened to...

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  • World's Greatest Hamburgers

    This is a chain restaurant, but a good one. The interior is decorated very country, clean, and comfortable. The food is great and so is the service. You certainly get your monies worth here. They have a wonderful selection of foods for everyone's taste.

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  • Great 50's Diner

    This is a really popular place with the locals. The portions are good sized, but best of all, the food is Delicious!! The owners are very friendly and the place is decorated in a 50's & 60's theme, but not overdone. Lunch is also fabulous with great burgers and REAL milkshakes and malts. Plus they have a counter to dine at, and also, many different...

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  • Local Icon

    Originally located right next to the railroad tracks off of Old Sierra Highway it was and still is a favorite spot of locals. You get some old fashion cooking here with some pretty interesting decor. Lots to look at in the restaurant. The service is wonderful, friendly and the place is always clean. They even serve low cal meals here too. Lots to...

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Lancaster Nightlife

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    Lancaster Performing Arts Center

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Culture in the Desert? Of course... here in Lancaster, the Performing Arts Center keeps the blossoming minds of the Antelope Valley alive and booming!

    Check out their website for the performances coming to Lancaster soon!

    Dress Code: Appropriate for the event going on there.

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Lancaster Transportation

  • Antelope Valley Airport Express Inc

    This is a wonderful service that is handy if you do not want to have to worry about driving through thick traffic, or park your car, or rent one for that matter. The service takes you right to your airline and picks you up on your return from LAX in Los Angeles. I use this service frequently. Please check out the web site because there is so much...

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  • Lancaster Station Metro Link

    This station is used a lot. So if you want to park get in early because many commute using this system, so parking may be taken up. Metrolink trains operate Monday thru Friday, five days a week, on all lines.Saturday service is available on the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino Lines. Sunday service is available on the San Bernardino Line only....

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  • Antelope Valley Transit Authority

    If you need to get around town, the bus service you will look for is the AVTA. If you are headed in from Los Angeles, the AVTA buses will take you for 10 dollars. Weekly and Monthly passes are available.

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Lancaster Shopping

  • Fashion & Lifestyle~

    The Forge is a combination of Fashionable Apparel & Accessories, Bath & Apothecary to Soothe and Heal, and Kitchen and Home Accessories to Spice things up located on the 2nd & 3rd floors. Store Hours: 11 am - 9 pm every day

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  • Outdoor Mall

    This is a huge outdoor shopping mall that has a lot of wonderful stores to shop in. It is trying so hard to attract customers and clients. It is located in a wonderful place just off of the 14 Freeway and you can't miss the huge sign.

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  • Shop Till You Drop

    I think this is a pretty good mall. It has many major department stores such as JC penny, Gottschalk, Harris, Meryvn's, and Dillards. A 140 stores to enjoy! Has a huge food court and a little play yard in the middle for the kids to play on. They also have a movie theatre to enjoy some of the lastest. Their are some very nice restaurants such as Red...

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Lancaster Warnings and Dangers

  • SNAKES AT THE POPPY FIELDS

    Beware of rattlesnakes within the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Many wild creatures inhabit this area of high desert and if you spot one, just quietly walk on by. Most snakes will try to avoid you, and a rattle or two is just to remind you to tread carefully. Their bite is bigger than their bark...er hiss, even rattle. Just keep alert...

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  • Rattlesnakes

    In the spring be careful when walking through the desert. There are rattlesnakes, sidewinders and Mojave Green rattlesnakes that can bite. The babies don't have rattles, but they can be just as deadly.

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Lancaster Off The Beaten Path

  • Lancaster Library

    This a beautifully done Library, that boast a lot of Lancasters pride in improving the community. As much as I do miss the old library (I spent much of my youth there, believe it or not) the new one is fabulous. Located downtown on the Historical Lancaster Blvd just across the street from the Western Hotel, Old Post Office, Lancaster Performing...

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  • CALIFORNIA STATE FLOWER

    Every state in the United States has a state flower. California had many flowers to choose among, but only one said California so clearly. The California State Flower, the golden poppy, with the botanical name given to it , Eschscholtzia Californica, by Adelbert Von Chamisso, a naturalist, in 1816. It became the state flower in 1903, and April 6th...

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  • ANTELOPE VALLEY CALIFORNIA POPPY RESERVE

    15 miles north of Lancaster, CA in the high desert are rolling hills that in the spring, burst forth with a golden hue brought about by the rains of winter. The view is of the California Poppy. You can visit this area from March to May and now they have a newly built poppy center for information and gift shop on site.Many walking trails, over seven...

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Lancaster Sports & Outdoors

  • Sierra Highway Bike Trail:-)

    Award-winning greenbelt along Sierra Highway is the Sierra Bike Trail. It starts at Avenue J in Lancaster and ends at Avenue P in Palmdale. This at least a 14 mile bike trail that is beautiful landscaped and taken care of, that runs along between the metro link tracks and Sierra Highway. Don't worry they have one side fenced from the railroad...

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  • Enjoy the "Hottest Ball Game" in town

    The Lancaster Jethawks started out in town around the time I was leaving for college.. but I did love to come back to my hometown and enjoy an evening out at the old BallPark (even if it is a new ballpark).The Jethawks play from April through September, so head out and catch a game!

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  • Take Me Out to the Ball Park;-)

    Jethawks a minor league baseball club is a really unique sports activity Lancaster has going for its self. The have their own baseball team, which to some that live the big cities probably think, so what! Yet, around here we care and think it is a pretty cool thing to have and Lancaster takes alot of pride in it too! The gift shop and ticket sales...

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Lancaster Favorites

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    Jenny Casares Lt. and Thi Tuyet Hon Rt.

    by Yaqui Written Oct 25, 2009

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    Favorite thing: I wanted to share a bit of history of the corporation of Lancaster. For many years back in the 1970's we were just a little farming town. Of course now you would never think that since much of the farming lands are now just vast desert again. When I was in high school, which was Antelope Valley High, our art class instructor Mr. Oliver, nice man, to come up with a design for the new city seal for Lancaster. At the time, I didn't feel like participating, but did have a little input of which represented Lancaster. Two very talented individuals who sat a my table decided to participate. These lovely gals both came up with what symbolizes what Lancaster was all about. The city loved both designs, so they incorporated both. So who were these artists? Jenny Casares design on the left and Thi Tuyet Hong Tran on the right. So if your ever passing by the city hall and see the city seal, please think of them, because they deserve all the credit of such a beautiful seal.

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