Quality Inn & Suites Artesia - Cerritos
16905 S. Pioneer Blvd.
Artesia, CA 90701
Phone: (562) 402-2202
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Arts & Museums
The Hathaway Ranch Museum is home to several tools and equipments that were used for farming in ranching back in the 1930's. The large display of tools also includes drilling and mining equipment, that started to be used once oil was found in the region. The Museum is still owned and managed by the Hathaway family, and is an impressive exhibit of the mining history of Los Angeles County. There is also a machine shop within the premises, that displays a range of antique machine tools that ran on flat belts. The property also consists of a Spanish-Mediterranean-style ranch house, where members of the Hathaway family resided.
Downey History Center is an educational center that provides a wealth of historical information, preservation, education and research. Whether you are just curious about Downey's history or are a serious scholar, you will find everything you need. Resources include Downey newspapers dating from 1888, photographs dating from 1870, books and periodicals about Downey, Los Angeles County, California and more. There is also a lot of information on Downey's namesake, Governor John Gately Downey. Call ahead for varying days.
The campus of the California State University at Long Beach features one of the lesser-known but the nicest and most accessible art museums in the region. The permanent collection at the University Art Museum comprises a large amount of works on paper from important contemporary masters as well as a vast collection of outdoor sculpture. The outdoor sculpture is all site-specific and is spread throughout the 322-acre campus, perfect for a leisurely walking tour. Check its website regularly for information on current and upcoming exhibitions and events.
The Rancho San Pedro is the site of the First Spanish land grant in California. It encompasses 75,000 acres (30,351 hectares) of land, which included the entire Los Angeles harbor. This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1976.
The Whittier region in California is bestowed with a historic landmark called the Jonathan Bailey House. It is a monumental home structure in the state and was constructed more than 150 years ago in 1860. Precisely located at 13421 East Camillia Street, it was occupied by the renowned Jonathan Bailey in 1887. In the year 1975, the house was deeded to the City of Whittier and since then has been functioned as a historic museum run by the Whittier Historic Society. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places from August 29, 1977.
This truly "hands-on" children's museum has something for everyone. The pre-school playpark for babies up to five years can climb and crawl over. The "Kids On Stage" room lets kids dress up, learn about props and all about running the theater. The carousel features animals like fish, pigs, unicorns, dogs and frogs. Not your usual carousel animals, but it is not your usual museum. This museum offers lets children learn through play!
Magoski Arts Colony is a collective of artists that bring together a wide range of work in this remarkable gallery. The artwork is unique and the style changes from artist to artist, ensuring you'll find a painting that perfectly matches your taste. Take a look around and you may find an affordable piece of art from an up-and-coming artist. Magoski Arts Colonyis open during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk or you can schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Dubbed as “more than just a museum,” the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) is the place to come if you're interested in Latin American art. It displays works by artists that date from World War II to recent years. The museum also provides a wide range of entertainment from concerts to sales. A collection of sterling silver and 'Alpaca' jewelry called 'All that Sparkles and Shines' is also part of the lineup. Stop by the Viva Café to taste some traditional cuisine from Central and South America, such as Panini, Cuban sandwiches or tamales.
This is a world-class museum that is often overlooked by visitors to the Los Angeles area because it is "all the way" down in Long Beach. Visitors should not let the location deter them - it is a must-see for many reasons. Home to permanent collections of fine art covering the past 300 years of art history, the museum hosts unique exhibitions that rotate on a quarterly basis. There is an emphasis on Southern California artists, and one of its main focuses is on multimedia, with a great video collection and frequent video/multimedia shows. It also runs the Video Annex, a video production and editing center on Second Street.
Featuring rotating collections of fine art, this museum is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. There are plenty of interesting exhibits, and many often go beyond your basic art into the realms of science and children's exhibits. You can make a night of it, too, if you are there for the beer garden and crafts exhibit. This is fun and educational entertainment for the whole family. General admission is $4, senior citizens & students with a valid ID card $3, and children aged 6 to 12 $1. Children under the age of 6 are allowed in for free. All admissions are $2 on the first Thursday of evey month from 4p-8p.
Anaheim Museum was built in 1908, it served as a public library. However in 1987, after extensive renovations it was re-opened as a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Anaheim Museum showcases the legacy and culture of Anaheim and the Orange County.
Housed in the only remaining Carnegie Library building in Orange County, this museum deals both with the rich cultural history of Anaheim and of the world. The volunteers who work there value educating the younger generation about their fine city, which was founded in the mid-1850s by German winemakers who wanted to sell their product to citizens of Los Angeles. Muzeo also features rotating strange and wonderful exhibits that make this a truly fascinating museum.