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Free & Fun Things To Do in Buena Park

Fossil on display at the Clark Interpretive Center in Buena Park, CA.
You may be surprised to learn that Buena Park is not only home to attractions for thrill seekers but it's also a great destination for those on a budget and families traveling with grandparents. Aside from Knott's Berry Farm theme park, Soak City Waterpark, Pirate's Dinner Adventure and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, the lively city of Buena Park offers several FREE unique activities that can be enjoyed by all generations.

Color Yourself Healthy

The Nutrilite Experience Center attracts medical professionals, elite athletes, and visitors from all over the world, who want to learn about the latest trends in health and nutrition. You can do the same on one of the informative and entertaining twice-daily FREE tours (reservations are a must).

Travel Back in Time

The city has preserved several historic buildings from the 1800's and offers FREE Buena Park Historic District Tours by appointment on select weekdays. These include the Whitaker-Jaynes House - which serves as the city's local history museum, the Bacon House - possibly the oldest surviving structure from the area, the Tice House and the Stage Stop Hotel.
Knott's Berry Farm Marketplace in Buena Park, CA.

Declaration of Independence

Walter Knott, who founded Knott's Berry Farm, loved American history so much that he funded the construction of Knott's Independence Hall. It's a true brick-by-brick replica of the original in Philadelphia---but without the ticket fee and long waits in line! Admission is FREE and open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

Unique Treasures

Knott's Marketplace is located outside of the theme park and offers fine art and collectibles, Snoopy souvenirs at the largest Snoopy Store in the Country, and Knott's famous jams and jellies. Don't forget to stop by the Emporium!

Ice Age Fossils

Located in Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, the Clark Interpretive Center features ice age fossils and local geology exhibits. Among the fossils on display is a 9 million year old baleen whale skeleton --it is reputed to be one of the only complete ice age whale fossils in existence. Admission is FREE.

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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