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All the Ways to Add Learning to Your Buena Park Schoolcation

Part vacation, part remote schooling, the "schoolcation" trend is definitely one you need to take advantage of while remote schooling is still a part of your kids' lives. It offers a break from the monotony of remote schooling from home with unique educational opportunities that a new city can offer. Buena Park is an excellent option for schoolcation families with free tours and loads of interactive experiences. Here's your itinerary for your next Buena Park visit with the kids!

Mr. and Mrs. Knotts in front of Berry Stand in Buena Park, CA

Knott's Berry Farm

Steeped in history, Knott's Berry Farm should be your first stop when coming to Buena Park with your kids. What started as a small family farm that brought us the creation of the boysenberry, Knott's has been a part of the community for over 100 years. Kids will love all of the one-of-a-kind learning opportunities throughout the park including panning for gold and visiting the blacksmith shop and old schoolhouse. The Western Trails Museum has unique artifacts like a 100+-year-old American flag. Don't miss checking out the California mission models that offer a glimpse of that period in California history.

Exhibit at Ralph B Clark Park in Buena Park, CA

Ralph Clark Regional Park

Kids will get a kick out of visiting the interpretive center at the Ralph Clark Regional Park as it has an extensive collection of fossils from million-year-old marine mammals to more recent terrestrial mammals. A favorite is the 9-million-year-old baleen whale skeleton. Free tours are available.

Nutrilite Experience Center

Visitors age 16 and older can take a 90-minute guided tour of the Nutrilite Experience Center to learn about agricultural practices and the importance and development of vitamins.

Front of Knott's Independence Hall in Buena Park, CA

Knott's Independence Hall

You don't have to go to Philadelphia to find out what it was like for the founding fathers in the early days of our nation's history. See wax replicas of Betsy Ross and George Washington while you listen to a self-guided tour of this brick-by-brick replica of Philadephia's Independence Hall. Best of all, Knott's Independence Hall is free to visit and located across the street from Knott’s Berry Farm.

Exterior of Whitaker-Jaynes House in Buena Park, CA

Buena Park's Historical District

Here you'll find the single-walled Bacon House that dates back to 1884 and was gifted to the city in 1976. It is furnished with many original Bacon family heirlooms and is open to the public for free guided and self-guided tours. Next door to the Bacon House you'll find the 1887 Whitaker-Jaynes House which is similarly outfitted with authentic period decor and heirlooms. Gifted to the city in 1965, it has been restored and serves as a cornerstone of the Buena Park Historical District. Free tours are available to get a glimpse of how this family of eight lived during those early years in Buena Park's history.

Red and yellow knight jousting with black and white knight at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA

Medieval Times

You and your crew are guests of the queen at this dinner show where you can see ancient arts like falconry, jousting, and horsemanship while enjoying a hands-on feast (literally, no silverware allowed!). Cheer on your knight to victory at Medieval Times!

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Travel to the 18th century and step aboard a fully rigged Spanish galleon adrift in a 250,000-gallon lagoon when you bring your pirate crew to Pirate's Dinner Adventure. This show is full of learning opportunities and comes with a pirate feast! See amazing swordplay, aerial artistry, and acrobatics while you check out the "world's most interactive dinner show."

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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