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Hidden Gems Around Buena Park

Everyone knows that you can head to Knott's Berry Farm and Medieval Times when you visit Buena Park but did you know that this Orange County city is also a major center of KPOP culture? Or that you can examine a 9-million-year-old baleen whale skeleton there? These are some of the top hidden gems that you'll find in Buena Park that we know you'll enjoy.

Whitaker-Jaynes House in the Buena Park Historic District

Beach Boulevard Club
Get ready to be entertained! This dueling piano bar with a 1920’s vibe is a local favorite with interactive sing-a-longs in all musical genres, from show tunes to the blues. Audience participation is encouraged and you'll love the hand-crafted cocktails like the Piano Man and the Lady in Red that go along with the speakeasy atmosphere. Book your discount tickets today.

Buena Park Historic District
Travel back to the 1800s when you visit the Buena Park Historic District. Here you can tour the Whitaker-Jaynes House and the Bacon House, two of the oldest surviving structures in Orange County that now serve as the local history museum. The houses are outfitted with furniture and decor as they would have appeared at the turn of the century. The free tours can be arranged by calling (714) 562-3570.

CGV Cinemas
In addition to showing new US releases and Korean films with their respective subtitles, CGV Cinemas is known for its 4DX multi-sensory movie theater experience. Become a part of the show with motion chairs, wind, bubbles, lightning, fog, and more—perfectly synchronized with the on-screen action. While you are there, enjoy signature flavored popcorn from The Popcorn Factory and a selection of beer and wine from The Bar.

EKO Karaoke Lounge at The Source OC in Buena Park, CA

EKO Karaoke Lounge
Gather your friends for a night belting out all your favorite tunes at Buena Park's premier karaoke lounge. EKO offers private rooms for small and large groups plus food and drinks to make the night even better. Whether you are looking for your favorite 80s rock ballad or that new KPOP hit, this is the spot. Visit the lounge’s website to secure your private room in advance.

KPOP Center
This is where you go to train to be a KPOP star and live out all your dreams. Professional coaches and instructors who have worked with KPOP stars like BTS, BLACKPINK, and Monsta X are available for private and group sessions. Whether you want to work on dance moves or vocal strength, there's a program here to suit your needs. Be sure to check KPOP Center’s online schedule to book your class!

Photogram OC
It's all about the selfie at Photogram OC where you can take pictures with friends and family. Props like headbands, benches, sunglasses, and plushies are available to make your photos truly reflect your personality. You control the photos with a wireless remote and you get to see the results immediately on the big screen. Check out their Instagram for the most up-to-date booking information.

Women looking at fossils at the Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center in Buena Park, CA

Take the photo booth experience to the next level at the Life4Cuts flagship location in The Source. You'll find tons of props and Korean fashion items available to use during your session. Booths are large and brightly lit, offering the best photo experience. Snap your pics and get the cuts printed for you to take home.

Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center
This admission-free spot is all about the fossils with displays of everything from local marine fossils from up to 80 million years ago to more recent terrestrial mammals. A favorite is the 9-million-year-old baleen whale skeleton that was recovered from a local construction site. Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center is open Wednesdays from 12pm to 12 pm and Thursdays through Saturdays from 10am. to 2pm.

Knott’s Independence Hall
You don't have to travel to Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell. An exact brick-by-brick replica of Independence Hall and the historic bell sits right outside the entrance to Knott's Soak City. Here you can see presidential artifacts and a recreation of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Admission is free, with operating hours from 10am to 4pm daily except on holidays.

Buena Park Farmer’s Market
You'll find the Buena Park Farmer’s Market open on Saturdays year-round offering fresh fruits, veggies, and cut flowers from local farmers along with handmade goods, succulents, and orchids. Come to the Buena Park Downtown Mall from 9am to 2pm hungry, as the food vendors are plentiful and they offer a delicious array of international cuisine.

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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