Palmdale Things to Do

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    Palmdale Amphitheater

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    This is an open aired amphitheater. Built in 2005 at the cost of $1.8 million the amphitheater plays host many free summer city concerts and outdoor movies interspersed with Clear Channel's paid concerts. It has a grassy knoll to just sit and relax. They suggest you bring a lawn chair or blanket. Yet, it has many events that are not free, so please check the schedule.

    Gates open at 6 pm.
    Carry-in food, beverages, coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted. Food vendors will be on-site for your convenience

    They have FREE ADMISSION during family night on a giant screen!

    All movies begin at dusk; gates open at 6:30 pm.
    Carry-in food, beverages, coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted.
    Food vendors will be on-site for your convenience.
    Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

    Address: 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard

    Directions: Exit Highway 14 head west on Racho Vista Boulevard. Next to Marie Kerr Park.

    Phone: 661-267-5611

    Website: http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/departments/parks/amphitheater.html

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    Blackbird Airpark & Museum

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    Blackbird Airpark is home of the SR-71A, an A-12, and a D-21 drone. This park you might say is rare because its one of the few time you'll see these three together and no less in a musuem status. It is right on Plant 42 which began around the 1940's for the U.S. Army Air Corps Base landing strip emergency usuage for the B-25 support training during World War II. Since then it has employed over 9,000 employees, is the Antelope Valley's second-largest employer, after Edwards Air Force Base. Has 3.2 million square feet of industrial space and worth $1.1 billion.

    Hours vary for the park and when the gate are closed you can still view them from the other side of the fence.

    Address: 3620 E. Ave. P Palmdale, CA 93550

    Directions: Exit Highway 14 onto Ave P, head east and Blackbird Park is on Ave P and 25th Street east.

    Phone: 661-272-9271

    Website: http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/airpark/about.html

    Left is Lockheed SR-71A, 61-7973 Lockheed A-12, 60-6924 is the prototype A-12 Lockheed U-2D, 56-6721 Plant 42 technology??......LOL!!
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    Palmdale School House

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This little building served many lives and been moved to many locations. Built in 1886 as the first school of the Palmdale school district. It's original home was located on 27th East & Ave R-8. It served the Lutheran German settlers that ventured here from Nebraska. In 1899 it was no longer needed by the German settlers and then was moved to Lancaster to be a private residence for a spell. It soon was moved again to Tropico Gold Mine and used by mining families who came and went. Then in 1960 the Daughters of the American Pioneers had it declared a Historical Landmark and once again reclaimed and moved back to Palmdale 1988 where it sits for all future generations to enjoy.

    Address: 38115 30th Street East

    Directions: Exit Highway 14 onto Ave P, head east till 30th street turn right, located inside WJ McAdam Park on the right.

    Phone: 661-267-5115

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    Palmdale Playhouse & Art Gallery

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    Palmdale and Lancaster sure have come a long way as far building some really special and beautiful performing arts center. They do such a wonderful service to our communities. Lot of activities, concerts, plays, and local performances are held in these facilities. If you have the time, please check out the schedule of the next event.

    Address: 38334 10th Street East

    Directions: Exit off of Highway 14 onto Palmdale Blvd, head east, after crossing Sierra Highway, 10th street will be just after that, turn right onto 10th.

    Phone: (661) 267-5684

    Website: http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/departments/playhouse/

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    Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

    by Yaqui Updated Oct 4, 2007

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    This is a awesome park with so many aircraft you can see. Some are vintage and some not so vintage and don't go there....lol! My son was like Mom, which ones did you work on and I had the previlage of saying I worked on the F-4's, T-38's and B-52. Here is a link to the list that are on display now Aircraft Display, supposely there will be at least 40 aircraft displays in the future. There is a lovely picnic bench area to relax out of the sun and a drinking fountain. Restrooms are located in the back of the hanger building that serves as a office and gift shop.

    Address: 2001 E. Ave P and between 20th & 25th Street East

    Directions: Exit off Highway 14 onto Ave 9 head East

    Phone: 661-267-5115

    Website: http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/airpark/index.html

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