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Exciting Places To Go and Things To See in Simi Valley

September 10, 2021 | Essence Management

Located in the southeastern corner of Ventura County, Simi Valley has sites and attractions you won’t find anywhere else. These venues will ensure that your day trip fulfills your expectations and pleases your whole family.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

The Reagan Library is the number one visitor attraction in Simi Valley and the largest of the 13 presidential libraries in the U.S. Here you can find records and memorabilia from Reagan’s eight years in office, as well as a large piece of the Berlin Wall, which was taken down during the Reagan Administration.

What you wouldn’t expect to see at a presidential library is Air Force One, but you’ll have an opportunity to view it at the Reagan Library. The Boeing 707, which is located in the 90,000-square-foot Air Force One Pavilion, was used by six presidents from 1973 through 2001.

Corriganville Movie Park

No one knows the exact number of movies filmed at Corriganville Movie Park, but the estimates range from several hundred to several thousand. The sets were destroyed by wildfires in the mid to late 1970s, but the park has photo exhibits and signage noting popular filming locations.

Skateboarding Hall of Fame

The 10,000-square-foot building features 5,000 vintage boards, along with other memorabilia from famous skateboarders. The Hall includes a halfpipe, where you can show off your skateboarding abilities. You can also attend Skateboard U. to learn the maneuvers or brush up on your skills.

Rocky Peak Park

Rocky Peak is a 2,700-foot summit in the Santa Susana Mountains, sitting on the county line between Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Visitors can follow a hiking trail to the top of Rocky Peak, which is 4.75 miles round trip with a 900-foot elevation change. The best part of the hike is about 1.35 miles in when you hit a natural sandstone wind cave.

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