Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination ! For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. When you enter one of the Lands that comprise Disneyland Park, stories come to life around you, immersing you in tales from some of your favorite Disney films...
Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street, U.S.A. is the entrance to Disneyland Park. Stroll down the street where turn-of-the-century architecture and transportation recreate a bygone era. Be sure to board a vintage vehicle for a ride back in time and then marvel at The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln . Before you leave, don't forget to visit the Emporium, an old-time Victorian general store filled with all kinds of Disney memorabilia.
Located beyond Sleeping Beauty Castle, Fantasyland is where you can meet the heroes and villains of your favorite Disney stories. Encounter princesses from the royal realms of Disney films such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Step into their enchanting stories about the triumph of true love. Sing along with a classic song and sail past the pageantry of "it's a small world" . Take a spin in a tea cup or fly over London with Peter Pan . Revel in the enchantment that surrounds you!
Ready your rockets as you blast into the twin orbits of innovation and exploration at Tomorrowland ! Rocket into the outer reaches of darkest space on Space Mountain and battle galactic bad guys in Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters . To infinity and beyond!
New Orleans Square
Welcome to the French Quarter of New Orleans Square where you can celebrate Mardi Gras all year round. Pay your respects to the 999 ghostly residents of the Haunted Mansion and then join the Pirates of the Caribbean on a bayou bateau for a swashbuckling voyage! Raise a mint julep to this land of buried treasure and supernatural secrets, parasols and pirate curses. It's home to swashbucklers and haunts alike!
Chart a course for Adventureland and embark on a bold expedition into excitement and intrigue! Enter a lost temple on Indiana Jones Adventure and delve into dark jungles on The Jungle Cruise . Join your fellow explorers as you boldly seek mystery and imagination.
Come play in the deep backwoods of Critter Country . Hear the rumble of railroads and waterfalls, not to mention a chorus of critters singin' "Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah" at Splash Mountain . See one of the most beloved critters when you journey through the Hundred Acre Wood on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh . It's a hunny of a place to play!
Mickey's Toontown is a miniature interactive metropolis full of topsy turvy architecture and screwy sculptures. For the ultimate taste of Toon mania, hail a wacky taxi for the ride of your life on Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin or brave Gadget's Go Coaster . Or visit the charming houses of Mickey , Minnie and other classic Disney characters. It's where some of your favorite Toons call home.
Frontierland celebrates the trailblazers, settlers and other heroes of the Old West. For big adventure, rumble over the mountain on a runaway railroad car when you ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad . And there's a mighty fine show at the Golden Horseshoe Stage . From the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island to the rippling waters of the Rivers of America, it's a pioneer's paradise.Disney California Adventure
Discover the Disney stories and characters you love in ways you've never imagined! Supercharge your Disney experience in this engaging park where new adventures with familiar faces are constantly unfolding before you.
New Attractions and Entertainment
Big changes are underway at Disney California Adventure Park! We've already welcomed some amazing new additions, such as World of Color , the new nighttime spectacular in Paradise Bay. Get a sneak peak of what else is on the horizon, and see the latest plans to bring more magic to the park.
Enter Sunshine Plaza , the bright gateway to Disney California Adventure Park where the sun never sets on fun.
Hollywood Pictures Backlot
The Hollywood Pictures Backlot beckons you to bask in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood yesteryear and today, with a touch of magic from Disney·Pixar movies. Do check in at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror for the elevator ride of your life. Or get a wild view of the world with Muppet*Vision 3D as Kermit, Gonzo and the gang unleash their latest technology. Then chill for a chat at Turtle Talk with Crush , the righteous surfer turtle from the Disney·Pixar film, Finding Nemo . Don't forget that Monstropolis is just a scream away at Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Cool breezes and summer thrills await you at Paradise Pier , a turn-of-the-century seaside amusement park filled with Disney characters. Tear through the air on the California Screamin' rollercoaster. Or step right up to play Toy Story Mania! — it's both a ride and rootin' tootin' shootin' challenge. From expert to beginner, everyone's a winner!
Discover the spirit of adventure as you dive into the scenery! Take in breathtaking landscape and diverse geography on Soarin' Over California . Climb into a white water raft and crash over the rapids on the Grizzly River Run . Then relax with a great glass of wine and satisfying meal at the Wine Country Trattoria .
"a bug's land"
See the world from a bug's perspective in "a bug's land" . Based on the Disney·Pixar film, A Bug's Life , this playful place is built especially for little ones and is full of insect-sized surprises. Hop on the hilarious Heimlich Chew Chew Train or go underground and see what the buzz is all about in the 3D film It's Tough to Be a Bug! There's lots to do and see in this land where bugs live large.Guest Services
Need cash? Locate the nearest automatic teller machine (ATM) at the Disneyland Resort.
Baby Center and Lost Children facilities are available at the Disneyland Resort for families traveling with small children.
Get important details on how the Disneyland Resort accommodates mobility disabilities, hearing disabilities, visual disabilities, service animals, lighting sensitivity and more. Plus, download printable documents to take with you as a reference.
Learn some of the ways that the Disneyland Resort is able to help our Guests with mobility disabilities to enjoy our parks, including attraction access details, wheelchairs and ECVs.
Learn about the services offered to help Guests with hearing disabilities at the Disneyland Resort, including Assistive Listening systems, Reflective Captioning, Sign Language interpretation, Text Typewriter telephones, Handheld Captioning, Video Captioning and written aids.
Get the details on electronic devices and Braille Guidebooks available to help Guests with visual disabilities at the Disneyland Resort.
Learn how Disney's FASTPASS Service can save you time by reducing the time you spend in line waiting for attractions. Disney's FASTPASS Service is complimentary and available to all Guests.
Locate the First Aid facilities at the Disneyland Resort.
Learn the height requirements for attractions at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
Find out where you can get information and answers to your questions inside the parks at the Disneyland Resort.
The Disneyland Resort offers a kennel for cat and dog owners who wish to board their pets for the day.
See where lockers are located around the Disneyland Resort. Lockers can be rented all day for a flat fee.
Have you lost any personal items and want to check if they have been found? Visit the Lost and Found location for the entire Disneyland Resort.
Get answers to your questions about parking at the Disneyland Resort, including information on pricing, operating hours and vehicle types.
Use Disney's PhotoPass Service and let our professional photographers take great keepsake shots of your family vacation that you can view online, order prints and transform into customized photo albums, T-shirts, mugs and more.
Learn where you can enjoy a picturesque picnic just steps from the Main Entrance to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
Locate a designated smoking area at the Disneyland Resort.
Find out where you can rent strollers at the Disneyland Resort.
Learn about getting to and getting around the Disneyland Resort, including details on driving, airports and public transportation.
Learn how and where to rent wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) at the Disneyland Resort.
Tickets & Packages
America's 1st Theme Park! Walter and Cordelia Knott - Founders of Knott's Berry Farm
The year was 1920 when Walter and Cordelia Knott moved to the then-sleepy community of Buena Park, Calif. to farm 20 acres of rented land. Today, that land is part of 160-acre Knott's Berry Farm, America's first theme park and the 12th most-visited amusement park in the country. And, while the Knott Family no longer owns the venerable attraction, the Knott spirit of hard work and down-home hospitality lives on in new owner Cedar Fair, L.P., who acquired Knott's Berry Farm in December 1997.
|Full Day Regular Adult Admission (Over 11 years)||$56.99|
|Full Day Junior Ages 3 - 11||$24.99|
|Full Day Senior Ages 62+||$24.99|
|Full Day Regular Adult Admission Over 11||$46.99|
|Full Day Junior Ages 3 - 11||$24.99|
|Full Day Senior Ages 62+||$24.99|
|Full Day Regular Adult Admission Over 11||$46.99|
|Full Day Junior Ages 3 - 11||$24.99|
|Full Day Senior Ages 62+||$24.99|
|After 4PM Regular Adult Admission Over 11||$28.50|
|After 4PM Junior Ages 3 - 11||$23.99|
|After 4PM Senior Ages 62+||$23.99|
|Full Day Regular Adult Admission (over 11 years)||30% Off Admission|
|Full Day Junior Ages 3 - 11||$24.99|
|Full Day Senior Ages 62+||$24.99|
Check out the Group Sales pages for great deals!Credit Cards
Credit Cards accepted for admission and at most shops and restaurants (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB)Online Instant Renewal
No need for a new picture or pass.* Just a few clicks and your 2010 pass will be valid for the 2011 Season! Renew your pass here.
*If your Season Pass has your photo printed on it you may not be able to renew online. Please purchase a new 1 Season Pass at any ticket booth window.AAA Members Show your card and save!
Show your USA AAA membership card and save 30% on Knott's Berry Farm Regular admission tickets & save 15% on Regular admission tickets at Knott's Soak City water parks! (offer does not apply to Junior or Senior tickets or to Special Ticketed Events, i.e., Halloween Haunt or New Year's Eve) – Plus get 10% off at select shopping locations in the Knott's MarketPlace
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Adventures in EducationWelcome to Adventures In Education
Knott's Berry Farm is a human adventure, created for people of all ages. We salute the lure and lore of California and the West. We celebrate the cultures, traditions and unique spirit of the extraordinary American Experience. For over 50 years Knott's has been different - and the difference is Real. Adventures In Education® can open your mind, expand your spirit and, perhaps, even touch your heart.
Click below and you will find outlines of the variety of tour packages we provide on history, natural science, and physical science. There are 32 Adventures In Education® Tour packages and 6 Scout Tour Packages. We strive to provide artifacts and experiences to supplement your classroom studies, bringing these subjects to life for the students! We also have three different tour/meal packages for Senior/Adult groups.
You will be able to book your tour by following the information, however, if you would also like a full color brochure explaining the programs in more detail, please call (714) 220-5244, and request to be put on our Mailing List.
Many AAA offices sell discounted Knott's Berry Farm admission tickets to their members. If you are a AAA member, check with your local office for availability. Tickets must be purchased at a AAA office. AAA members must show their cards at the Knott's ticket booth; this special is not available when ordering print-at-home tickets from the Knott's website.Accommodations
More than one day is recommended to completely experience Knott's Berry Farm and Soak City. The most convenient accommodation is the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel . Packages with tickets and accommodations are available. We also list a variety of hotels to stay at for the Soak City - Orange County , Palm Springs , and San Diego locations. Early reservations are advised because packages are in demand. If you would like to make reservations for the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, you may contact the Reservations Office at (866) 752-2444.Adverse Weather Conditions/Rain
Rides will close due to weather conditions, particularly rain, high winds and/or lightning. A specific answer as to which rides close or remain open is not possible because varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different rides. Those rides affected the most are the roller coasters and the high rides. Knott's Berry Farm makes every effort to reopen the rides as quickly and safely as possible after the adverse weather conditions cease. Sorry, no rainchecks or refunds.
Please remember, it is not possible to specifically state which rides will be closed at a specific time because the varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different rides.Attendance/Best Days to Visit
Knott's Berry Farm does not release attendance figures until the completion of its operating season. At that time, combined attendance for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's parks will be released.
Knott's Berry Farm recommends visiting on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, when attendance is lower. Contrary to popular belief, holidays such as Memorial Day and Labor Day do not result in unusually large crowds. The months with the lowest attendance are May, June and September.
Automatic Tellers (ATMs)
ATMs are available (4) at the following locations:
For the comfort of all park guests, smoking is permitted in designated areas only. The designated smoking areas are at the following locations:
Knott's Berry Farm has a dress code designed to maintain the park's family atmosphere. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times, including entering or leaving. Swimwear must be sufficiently covered. Profanity, obscene gestures, obscene statements, pictures of illegal substances, motorcycle colors, insignias of para-military groups, all gang related items on clothing and costumes or disguises that conceal identity are prohibited. Knott's Berry Farm reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who refuses to comply with the dress code summarized above. If you have any concerns about your dress, please contact the Park Operations Office.
NOTICE: It is illegal to carry a firearm, deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance anywhere on Knott's Berry Farm property. Unless otherwise authorized by law, no person shall knowingly possess, have under the person's control, convey or attempt to convey a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance on Knott's Berry Farm property.
Recommended Clothing: Dress for comfort. Cotton is practical, since it's cool and dries quickly after water rides. Sneakers are the best footwear; make sure they're broken in to prevent blistering. Be prepared for all types of weather. Conditions can often change unexpectedly. Knott's Berry Farm rents lockers to store extra clothes.First Aid
Knott's Berry Farm has a First Aid station located in Ghost Town near the Ghost Town Bakery. The First Aid Station offer the convenience of warming bottles and providing privacy for nursing. Medications that need refrigeration can also be stored there.
Forms of Payment Accepted
Cash, money orders, traveler's checks and credit cards as follows:
Knott's Berry Farm offers a vast amount of games throughout the park from guessing games to electronic shooting galleries. Please check at the stands for details.
There are several arcades located in the park: Bandit Bob's Arcade (Ghost Town), Buffalo Nickel Arcade (Next to Johnny Rockets), and Casa Arcade (Fiesta Village). The majority of arcade games will be state-of-the-art electronic games.Group Sales
Knott's Berry Farm offers discounted tickets for groups of 15 or more. If you have questions about an order you've already placed, please call (714) 220-5211.
Guests of Exceptional Size
All passenger restraint systems, including lap bars, shoulder harnesses and seatbelts, must be positioned, fastened and tightened to allow guests to ride.
Due to rider restraint system requirements, guests of exceptional size may not be accommodated on some of our rides. This may apply, but not be limited to, males who exceed 6'2", and those who exceed 225 pounds, have a 40" waistline or 52" chest or females who exceed 200 pounds or wear size 18 or larger. Each person has different body proportions, so it is impossible to determine exact size and weight.
Maximum recommended weight limits are posted on most Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park and Soak City attractions. You may enter the ride via the exit to ensure the restraints function properly prior to waiting in line.Laser Pointers
For safety reasons, laser pointers are not allowed at Knott's Berry Farm.
Lockers are located all throughout the park for storage of items. The all-day rental fee for these lockers varies per location (Soak City and Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park). Change machines are located near the lockers. All-day locker rental is available at Soak City. Knott's Berry Farm assumes no liability for items in the lockers. The Rental Center is located at Indian Trails (near Grande Entrance).Lost & Found
All items found at Knott's Berry Farm are turned in to our Lost & Found Department (Information Center at the Grand Entrance). If you lose an item on a ride, we will search for the article as soon as possible. For safety reasons, and in order to keep the ride in operation, an immediate search may not be possible. Please visit Lost & Found to complete paperwork to ensure your item is returned to you if it is found. All found property turned in to the Lost and Found Department is returned to its rightful owner if proper identification can be established. If you lost an item at Knott's Berry Farm during your visit, you may call our General Phone Number (714) 220-5220 to contact our Lost and Found Office.
Season Pass IDs turned in to Lost & Found are taken to the Information Center located at the Grand Entrance.Recommended Meal Times
Avoid eating lunch during the noon hour, or dinner at 5 p.m. Ride some of the more popular rides at this time, while many other people eat their meals.Recreational Wheels
The use of roller skates, roller blades, scooters, bicycles, tricycles and skate boards is not permitted on Knott's Berry Farm property.Re-entering the park
If you leave the park and plan to return that day, please get your hand stamped before you exit.Rentals
For added convenience, Knott's Berry Farm offers a rental fleet of Strollers, Manual Wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) that may be rented on a one-day basis. Overnight or multiple rental days are not available. Rentals are available inside Ghost Town next to the Geode Shop for Strollers and Manual Wheelchairs and are on a first-come, first-served basis. ECV rentals are also available only at the Front Rental Center. If guests are in need of these convenience items, we strongly recommend that they provide their own. There is absolutely no guarantee that vehicle choice will be available upon arrival on the day of their visit.
*A deposit is required for stroller, manual wheelchair and ECV rental. The deposit is returned when the guest returns the rented item to the rental location. Driver's license cannot be left in lieu of deposit. Credit cards are accepted for rentals and deposits.
Reservations for ECVs are available for overnight resort guests, but in limited quantity depending on fleet availability. Reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance by calling (714) 220-5495. Once the reservation list is filled, no more reservations will be accepted.
Guests without reservations may inquire as to vehicle availability at the Front Rental Center on the day of visit. If a vehicle is not available, guests may leave their name and cell phone number to be called for the next available vehicle. Please note: ECVs are very popular and may be “sold out” and no vehicles will be available.
Important information about ECVs: Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to operate this vehicle. Operators between the ages of 16 and 21 must have a valid driver's license and signature for parental consent. ECVs are for single riders only with a weight limit of 325 lbs. Additional riders of any age are not permitted. ECVs may not be operated in rainy conditions and will not be rented to guest during rain showers.Sun Protection
Pack sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day, the sun's rays can pierce the clouds and reflect off the midways. If it's a hot day, remember to drink extra fluids and take cover periodically in the shade.It's easy to get to Knott's Berry Farm!
Knott's is located just 10 minutes from Disneyland Park and 30 minutes from both John Wayne/Orange County Airport and downtown Los Angeles. The Park is situated on Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, one mile south of the 91 (Artesia) Freeway and two miles south of the 5 (Santa Ana) Freeway.
Important: Due to recent construction on the 5 Fwy, please use the following alternate directions. Expect minor delays.91 Freeway West Bound
91 Freeway East Bound
5 Freeway South Bound
|All day parking - Autos||$12.00|
|All day parking - Buses and RVs||$17.00|
Available for guests visiting the Chicken Dinner Restaurant, Knott's MarketPlace, Independence Hall, and T.G.I.Fridays (no park admission required). There is an additional $4.00 charge every 1/2 hour with a maximum of $20.00.
The California Science Center offers fun and informative permanent exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in our galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. The Science Center also features fantastic special exhibits that change all the time, so visit often to find out what's new!
Experience innovative traveling exhibits developed by museums around the country.
Ecosystems Now Open!
Immerse yourself in Earth's ecosystems, from the simplest to the most complicated, to discover how life on our planet is shaped by its unique geophysical and biological processes.
Explore the inventions and environments humans create to meet their needs for communication, transportation and structures.
World of Life
Examine how people, plants, animals and the tiniest living cells all perform the same life processes to survive.
SKETCH Foundation Gallery
Air and Space Exhibits
Let your imagination soar as you explore real aerospace artifacts and discover how scientific principles affect aircraft and spacecraft design.
Take a ride on the high wire bicycle. Visit often to explore changing exhibits in our Art and Science Studio, and check out exciting science demonstrations too!
Start on your voyage of discovery even before you enter the Science Center by exploring the sculptures, pavers and water paths outside.
Exhibit Rentals and Sales
Find out about innovative exhibits available for rent and sale.
Open Wednesday-Friday 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Open Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Griffith Observatory is located at:
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Click here for a map showing how to get to the Observatory
The address above can be entered into GPS or mapping programs to get directions to the Observatory.
Please be aware that Griffith Park inbound gates close each evening at 10:00 p.m. If you are being picked up by a cab or friend, please make sure they are in the park before 10:00 p.m.
Be Aware of Greek Theatre Traffic
The 2011 Greek Theatre season runs from April-October. Heavy traffic on concert nights may affect how quickly you are able to reach the Observatory. A northbound lane on Vermont Avenue is always open for Observatory traffic to bypass those trying to park at the Greek. For the schedule of Greek Theatre shows, please click here .
Admission and Parking Are Free
Those wishing to visit Griffith Observatory may drive up to the Observatory and park in the parking lot or on the adjacent roads. No shuttles are required. Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE! Advance reservations are not needed to visit. For more information on how to visit, click here .
Mobile Phone Reception Spotty at Observatory
Please be aware that most mobile phones seem to have difficulty getting a clear signal while in and around the Observatory. This appears to be more of an issue for voice calls than for data reception.
Weekend Public Bus Service
The LADOT Observatory Shuttle operates every Saturday and Sunday, except holidays, between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station to the Observatory. There is NO parking available in or around the Metro station.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of the highest quality.
The Getty Museum's education department offers courses, lectures, conversations, tours, and talks, and other programs throughout the year at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
We have a variety of programming tailored for all kinds of lifelong learners—from novice to expert, and from hands-on art activities to talks about art and culture.
Museum Research and Conservation
Find out about the ownership histories of works of art in the Museum's collection, 1933–1945. For general guidance on using research tools, access the Provenance Research information of the Getty Research Institute.
|Research on Museum Collection Provenance 1933–1945|
Symposia bring scholars and other specialists to the Getty Center and the Getty Villa to explore topics related to the Getty Museum's collection.
|Restoring Ancient Bronzes in the Nineteenth Century|
|Artists and Actors: Iconography and Performance in Ancient Greece|
|Altera Roma : Art and Empire from the Aztecs to New Spain|
|Drawings by Rembrandt and his Pupils: Telling the Difference|
|Myth, Allegory, Emblem: The Many Lives of the Chimaera of Arezzo|
|Greek Art / Roman Eyes: The Reception of Greek Art in the Private Sphere in Ancient Italy|
|CAA Sessions at the Getty Center and Getty Villa|
|Seville's Artistic Golden Age and Economic Dark Age: 1652–1706|
|Los Angeles: A Cultural Desert is Blooming|
|Anglo-American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture, 1945–1975|
|Workshop on the Cult Statue of a Goddess|
|Looking at the Landscapes: Courbet and Modernism|
|Contemporary Performance of Ancient Greek and Roman Drama|
Learn about the Museum's conservation work, conservation partnerships with other institutions, and collaborative projects to conserve works of art.
|Cranach Magnified: A Comparative Image Tool|
Books on antiquities, decorative arts, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, sculpture, and works of art in the Museum's collection.
Evaluations of the Museum's initiatives, resources, and tools.
|Metrics and Evaluations|
Whats New at Hollywood Park
INGLEWOOD , Calif. (March 10, 2011) — The 72nd running of the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup tops a stakes schedule worth more than $5.2 million during the 2011 Spring/Summer meet at Hollywood Park.
The 54-day season begins Thursday, April 21 and continues through Sunday, July 17.
A Grade I at 1 ¼ miles over Cushion Track, the Gold Cup, which was won a year ago by 8-1 shot Awesome Gem, will be run Saturday, July 9, and is part of a stakes doubleheader. The card will also feature the $200,000 Swaps Stakes, a Grade II for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles.
The American Oaks, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2011, will be contested Saturday, July 16 and is the last of seven Grade I's to be offered during the meet.
An invitational for 3-year-old fillies at 1 ¼ miles on turf, the American Oaks anchors a program that also includes the $200,000 A Gleam Handicap for older females at seven furlongs and the $100,000 Landaluce for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs.
The $300,000 Shoemaker Mile, a Grade I on turf, will be run Saturday, July 2, along with the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, a Grade I at seven furlongs.
Two other grass stakes will be contested over the Fourth of July weekend – the $70,000-added Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Handicap at six furlongs will be run Sunday, July 3 and the $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile, a Grade II for older fillies and mares, is part of a special holiday card the following day.
The Hollywood Gold Cup and American Oaks programs are among 10 multiple stakes days at the meeting. The first is Gold Rush XII . The annual showcase for California breds will be held Saturday, April 23.
Run at 1/18 miles, the $150,000 Snow Chief Stakes is the main Gold Rush event. The other notable stakes are the $125,000 Melair, $125,000 B. Thoughtful and $125,000 Tiznow.
In addition to the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby, Saturday, May 7 will feature the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap, the $100,000 Senorita Stakes and the $70,000-added Cool Frenchy Stakes. The LeRoy, a Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, is the first prep for the Gold Cup.
Along with the simulcast of the Belmont Stakes, the primary race Saturday, June 11 will be the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap, a Grade I at 1 ¼ miles on turf. There will be three other stakes run that afternoon – the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap, the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap and the $100,000 Cinderella Stakes.
A Grade II at 1 1/8 miles, the $150,000 Californian, which was won by heavily favored Rail Trip last year, will be run Saturday, June 4.
For the first time since 2007, a filly or mare not named Zenyatta will win the $250,000 Vanity Handicap. A Grade I at 1 1/8 miles, the Vanity will be offered Saturday, June 18. The 2010 Horse of the Year, Zenyatta, who was recently bred to Bernardini, won the Vanity an unprecedented three times in succession (2008-2010).
A race won by nine champions during its illustrious history, the $150,000 American Handicap will be shortened to one mile on turf when it is run for the 72nd time Saturday, May 28. A Grade II, the American has not been run at a distance other than 1 1/8 miles since Noor won at 1 ¼ miles in 1950.
The stakes schedule commences April 21 with the $70,000-added Harry Henson Stakes. Named in honor of the legendary track announcer who worked at Hollywood Park from 1958-1982, the Henson is for 3-year-olds at six furlongs on turf.
FAQWhen is Hollywood Park open for live racing? 2011 Racing Dates
Spring/Summer Meet – April 20 through July 19
Autumn Meet – November 9 through December 18
For details visit our racing calendar .
Hollywood park is open for simulcast racing year-round.
How many races does Hollywood Park run each day?
Generally there are eight live races weekdays and nine races on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
What time do mutuel windows open?
Mutuel windows generally open a ½ hour prior to the first simulcast race. Patrons can wager on simulcast races from around the country and advance wager on the day's live races as well. Early Bird wagering is available in the Hollywood Park Casino.
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter?
There are no age restrictions. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult and are admitted free. Patrons must be at least 18 years of age to wager.
Do horses race in bad weather?
Even though the weather in Southern California is almost always beautiful, horses do run in inclement weather. The main track at Hollywood Park is Cushion Track, a synthetic all-weather surface that is safer and more consistent than conventional dirt surfaces. Hollywood Park became the first California racetrack to install a synthetic racing surface following the 2006 spring/summer meet. Races are rarely cancelled because of bad weather.
Does Hollywood Park have free handicapping seminars?
Free handicapping seminars are held every Saturday and Sunday at the Paddock Tote Board one hour before first post. Saturday it's the Inside Scoop with Kurt Hoover and Sunday it's the Pace Pals Seminar hosted by Craig Peterson. Sunday mornings you can view the morning workouts and talk about racing at the Railbird Club from 7:30am to 9:30am. TVG analyst Rich Perloff is your host. Admission to the Rail Bird Club is free and so are the programs, coffee and Danish while supplies last. You can also join handicapper Nate Ware every Saturday and Sunday at Fans Forum on the second floor of the grandstand. Featured handicappers go over the day's race card at all the seminars.Maps and Directions
Southern California's most centrally located track, Hollywood Park is conveniently located just three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport, 11 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, and a short drive from Beverly Hills and the beach cities.
1050 S. Prairie Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301
24 hour switchboard: (310) 419-1500
From the 105 Freeway:
Exit Prairie Avenue, and proceed north to the track.
From the 405 Freeway:
Exit Century Boulevard and proceed east to Prairie Avenue.
From the 110 Freeway:
Exit Century Boulevard and proceed west to Prairie Avenue or take the 110 to the 105 west.
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555 N Nash St
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