Ramona Travel Guide

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Ramona Things to Do

  • San Diego's Olde Town Jail 1860

    This a original jail or cage of iron that was built for $400 for San Diego's Olde Town to replace the old cobblestone jail that was located south on San Diego Avenue since prisoners such as Roy Bean were able to escape. Yes, the same Roy Bean who later became Judge Roy Bean of Texas. San Diego newspaper, The Daily World reported in Aug, 11, 1872,...

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  • Blacksmith Shop 1870

    Samuel Warnock was the first farmer to come to this area. He and his wife, Maria, came in 1855 and homesteaded 420 acres. When other settlers they sought his advice about land. He gained the reputation of being the soul of honor in business transcations. In later years the ranch was sold to John and Betty Maybe who renamed the land the Golden Eagle...

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  • The Olde Ramona Hotel 1911

    This wonderful historical building is a Art Gallery now. The owner Loretta Alfonsi was kind enough to let myself and my sister take a look inside and explained the history of her lovely establishment.Captain Francis Green a 73 year old Civil War Veteran began construction in 1911. He used all sorts of metal components such as drvie shafts, car...

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  • Guy B. Woodward Museum~Cellar Display

    Down the cellar are more displays and some very rare photo's and artifacts. Plus, it is so much cooler too if you need to cool off. I know the docent was quick to point this out. We had such a lovely chat with her:)This historical home is called the Verlaque House, which is the only Western adobe home of French provincial design in existence. It is...

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  • Guy B. Woodward Museum~Outdoor Section

    Outside in the courtyard are many historical buildings, vehicles, and so many historical artifacts. If you are bothered by spider webs, you many not like walking around this area. Webs don't bother me or my sister, so we explored all over. Lots of neat things to see.This historical home is called the Verlaque House, which is the only Western adobe...

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  • Guy B. Woodward Museum

    This historical home is called the Verlaque House, which is the only Western adobe home of French provincial design in existence. It is filled with all kinds of historical pieces of furniture, photo's, and period decor that has been donated by local families. It was Guy Woodwards dream to preserve the local history. The grounds have all kinds of...

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  • Old School House 1888

    This lovely building is a replica of a redbrick school house that was used in the local area. Sadly it was razed in 1952 since it was considered unsafe. This one was built to show how small these school houses were, but how important they were to the local communities.

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  • Ramona Postoffice 1886

    Samuel Warnock was the first farmer to come to this area. He and his wife, Maria, came in 1855 and homesteaded 420 acres. When other settlers they sought his advice about land. He gained the reputation of being the soul of honor in business transcations. In later years the ranch was sold to John and Betty Maybe who renamed the land the Golden Eagle...

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  • Tack Room 1870

    Samuel Warnock was the first farmer to come to this area. He and his wife, Maria, came in 1855 and homesteaded 420 acres. When other settlers they sought his advice about land. He gained the reputation of being the soul of honor in business transcations. In later years the ranch was sold to John and Betty Maybe who renamed the land the Golden Eagle...

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  • Bunk House 1870

    Samuel Warnock was the first farmer to come to this area. He and his wife, Maria, came in 1855 and homesteaded 420 acres. When other settlers they sought his advice about land. He gained the reputation of being the soul of honor in business transcations. In later years the ranch was sold to John and Betty Maybe who renamed the land the Golden Eagle...

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  • Ramona Town Hall

    Dedicated on Washington's birthday, February 22, 1894, this building was given to the townspeople of Nuevo (as Ramona was then known) by a rancher and financier Augustus Barnett and his wife Martha. Feeling that the local schoolhouse was not a proper place to hold dances and other social events, Barnett donated $17,000 in gold coin to erect a...

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  • The Kenilworth Inn Mural

    Landmark of early Ramona and the backcountry, the 2-story Kenilworth Inn was one of the oldest most widely known hostelries of Southern California. The Kearney and Roques families ran the Inn and occupied the site from 1914-1943. The Inn was well known for its chicken dinners. The new building is now the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet Thrift Store,...

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  • Casey Duane Tibb Mural

    Casey Duane Tibb, March 5, 1929 to January 28, 1990 was an American cowboy, rodeo performer, stunt man, actor, director and producer. Tibbs held the “World All-Around Rodeo Champion” title twice, he also won the world saddle bronc riding championship several times and in 1951 the world bareback bronc riding championship. He was featured on the...

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  • Historic Commerce Mural

    This mural was sponsored by individual members of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce and is a reproduction of a painting by Louise Shidner which depicts her uncle driving his hay wagon down Main Street Ramona. The art team of Bob Teague, Mark Martensen and David Billick created the mural.http://ramonamurals.com/

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  • Ramona's Girdner Ranch and the Truffel...

    Ramona, California is a beautiful mountain town where the terrain is oak woodlands in rolling hills. It is a small residential mountain town with antque shops & restaurants A must see is the Wayne "Walt" Girdner Ranch, now owned by his son, Bill Girdner, of Pasadena, Ca., and Ramona, Ca. on weekends.Ramona's location is in Southern California in...

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  • Ramona's Girdner Ranch and the Truffel...

    Ramona, California is a beautiful mountain town where the terrain is oak woodlands in rolling hills. It is a small residential mountain town with antque shops & restaurants A must see is the Wayne "Walt" Girdner Ranch, now owned by his son, Bill Girdner, of Pasadena, Ca., and Ramona, Ca. on weekends.Ramona's location is in Southern California in...

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  • Ramona's Girdner Ranch and the Truffel...

    Ramona, California is a beautiful mountain town where the terrain is oak woodlands in rolling hills. It is a small residential mountain town with antque shops & restaurants A must see is the Wayne "Walt" Girdner Ranch, now owned by his son, Bill Girdner, of Pasadena, Ca., and Ramona, Ca. on weekends.Ramona's location is in Southern California in...

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  • Antiques Galore

    If Western antiques are your passion, you've come to the right town. Park at The Old Telephone Company/Packards Coffeehouse and stroll west down Main Street to 10th and browse all the shops. Local flavour will slow your heartrate and drop your blood pressure to normal levels, while smog-free air (excepting weekends when the RV's, bikers and sand...

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Ramona Restaurants

  • Yes, Really - An Old Phone Company

    Like D'Carlos, TOTC serves good old fashioned comfort food. However, at TOTC it's also served with a heaping helping of fun and attitude. Melissa will harrass you from the moment you walk in until you leave all the while serving you good, solid down home country cooking with a smile. Their breakfasts are not to be missed; they'll last you until...

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  • Good Ol' Comfort Food

    Do you secretly love chicken fried steak with real mashed potatoes and homemade gravy so thick and rich your arteries slam shut just reading this? How about tender, golden fried shrimp the size of the palm of your hand? Hanker for a buffalo burger or centre cut steak? Don't like crowds of Yuppies sneering over the wine and beer list? Then D'Carlos...

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Ramona Shopping

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  • Very elegant~

    This little store was very elegant. Not a big store, but still fun to explore and look at all the antique glassware. The lady behind the counter was friendly and helpful. My sister bought a lovely teapot with seashells. She bought it for a friend. Very lovely store.

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  • Hidden Treasures~

    Not a big store, but it is packed! So be careful how you moved thru the isles since they have so much in here. A little bit of everything and lots to look at up, down, and around. They have a little patio area in the back, so don't forget to explore that area too!

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  • Cool andn Calm

    We ventured into here and their airconditioning was very welcomed. Not a big antique store, but still has lots of character and many antique pieces to browse thru. The lady at the counter was very helpful and friendly!

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Ramona Tourist Traps

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    RAMONA - OFF THE BEATEN PATH

    by woodbio Written Jan 9, 2005

    IF YOU WANT TO AVOID TOURIST TRAPS, GO TO THE HILLS AND ENJOY THE ANIMALS AND ENJOY THE GIRDNER WETLANDS.

    Unique Suggestions: AT LEAST GET SOME TRUFFLES FROM NANCY GIRDNER'S 'HOUSE OF T ' IN DOWNTOWN RAMONA, ACROSS FROM BRIAN'S FEED AND GRAIN STORE.

    Fun Alternatives: GO IN AND LOOK AT THE BABY CHICKS AT BRIAN'S FEED AND GRAIN STORE, NEXT TO THE WOOD HEART SURGERY CLINIC ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND BASKIN ROBBINS ICE CREAM ON THE OTHER.

    BRIAN WOOD ENJOYING GIRDNER  WETLANDS

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Ramona What to Pack

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    What to Bring When you Come

    by jazzeesmom Written Apr 14, 2003

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the winter, we can have balmy days in the 70's, but at night, from October until late May, it can get downright cold. Medium weight jackets, sweatshirts and heavy sweaters if you're resteraunting; if you're going to be outside at night, pack a heavier coat just in case. During the summer, the nights are nice, in the 60's, but in high summer temperatures can be brutally hot, over 100. However, it's usually not very humid. Shorts and tanks with sandals work well for cruising Main Street during the summer days.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the winter: chapstick, lotion for dry skin

    In the summer: SUNSCREEN!! They don't call our valley "Valley of the Sun" for nothing!

    Photo Equipment: Bring it all; too many photo ops to list.

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