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Ranked #1 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #2 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Children's Museums; Science Museums

This museum allows children to have interactions with the exhibits, and they can touch, explore, and experiment. It is an excellent museum for children. Children can spend hours... more »

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Ranked #3 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is located in downtown San Jose. The first church was built in 1803. Today the present church is the fifth building at the site because... more »

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Ranked #4 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum 1660 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95191 Tel: (408) 947-3635 Web: http://www.egypti... The museum was architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak... more »

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Ranked #5 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Gardens

The San Jose Heritage Rose  Garden is a beautiful garden that is dedicated to all types of roses. It is a joint venture of the City of San Jose and the Guadalupe River Park... more »

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Ranked #6 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Zoos; Playgrounds; Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area families since it opened its’ gates in 1961. It’s a unique... more » Owner description: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area families since it opened its’ gates in 1961. It’s a unique combination of family rides, amusements, a Puppet Theater, play areas and an accredited Zoo with over 140 animals, from endangered lemurs to miniature horses. Year round classes are offered for ages 12 months to adults as well as special events for all seasons. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo offers yearly Memberships for families and individuals. « less
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Ranked #7 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields

HP Pavilion is an indoor stadium arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose.  Many events are held through the year such as music events and sports events... more »

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Ranked #8 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Trails
Paved trail great for running: cuts through parks, ponds, and downtown Los Gatos.
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Ranked #9 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Tech Museum of Innovation is a Silicon Valley landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most innovative place on... more » Owner description: The Tech Museum of Innovation is a Silicon Valley landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most innovative place on Earth. The 132,000 square foot museum is one of the nation's premier science and technology museums. The Tech is dedicated to inspire the innovator in everyone. Through fun, hands-on experiences and one of-a-kind floor programs, many supported by Stanford and NASA, the museum unleashes the creative sparks hidden within. Enjoy the largest IMAX dome screen in the West with its eight story-high screen and digital surround-sound system. New! Build, program, and decorate a "social robot" or explore The Tech Studio, a unique space that boasts the latest in cutting-edge digital fabrication with 3D printers, CNC machines, and laser cutters. With so many experiences at your fingertips, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Don't miss the last chance to see Star Wars (R): Where Science Meets Imagination, the exhibition. Open now through February 23, 2014. This is the first and last chance to see this 10,000 sq foot exhibition that includes 80 authentic costumes from all 6 films, plus interactive hands-on labs. Museum opens at 10:00 a.m.; closing times vary. « less
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Ranked #10 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Golf Courses
Golfers of all skill levels are challenged on three distinct nines: the Canyon, the Lake and the Mountain.
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Ranked #11 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The San Jose Repertory Theatre is the only fully professional regional theatre in San Jose, CA, and annually presents six... more » Owner description: The San Jose Repertory Theatre is the only fully professional regional theatre in San Jose, CA, and annually presents six mainstage shows and has an extensive community outreach program. « less
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Ranked #12 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Gardens
This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
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Ranked #13 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Willow Glen began as a marshy area. It was drained in the early 1900's and planted with orchards. Soon enough it began to... more » Owner description: Willow Glen began as a marshy area. It was drained in the early 1900's and planted with orchards. Soon enough it began to urbanize, with Lincoln Avenue developing as its downtown shopping area. In 1927 the area was incorporated as the "Town of Willow Glen." By the 1930's community growth made it necessary to join the City of San Jose. Today, downtown is a bustling shopping district filled with shoppers walking the charming tree-lined sidewalks. « less
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Ranked #14 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Park featuring 29 miles of well marked woodland trails.
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Ranked #15 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Parks
Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
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Ranked #16 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Trace the history of local quicksilver mining at this interesting specialty museum.
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Ranked #17 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Mysterious Sites; Historic Sites

Winchester Mystery House was built by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester. She married him in 1862 and was happily married to him until 1866, when her daughter... more »

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Ranked #18 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Theaters; Performances
In a flourishing city, the San Jose Center for Performing Arts has become the artistic epicenter.
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Ranked #19 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: One of San Jose's most historic buildings, this former post office is now home to a permanent collection, and it features... more » Owner description: One of San Jose's most historic buildings, this former post office is now home to a permanent collection, and it features rotating exhibits as well. « less
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Ranked #20 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: Built in 1936, the Civic Auditorium is a Spanish Mission style dual-level auditorium that hosts a variety of events including... more » Owner description: Built in 1936, the Civic Auditorium is a Spanish Mission style dual-level auditorium that hosts a variety of events including performing arts, general assembly, community and sporting events. « less
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Ranked #21 of 80 attractions in San Jose
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Ranked #22 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Specialty Museums

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is a museum focused on textiles, including historic and contemporary quilts, and all forms of woven and wearable art, with many pieces by... more »

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Ranked #23 of 80 attractions in San Jose
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Ranked #24 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Historic Sites
Restored historical landmarks, replicas and original old homes form a quaint village overlooking Silicon Valley.
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Ranked #25 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: The Bay Area's most played at paintball facility is located in the heart of San Jose. All levels welcome. 9+ different and... more » Owner description: The Bay Area's most played at paintball facility is located in the heart of San Jose. All levels welcome. 9+ different and exciting themed Courses, like Castle and Western Town, as well as a world class tournament field, and turf covered fields. Groups and private parties welcome. A family and corporate outing favorite. « less
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Ranked #26 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Neighborhoods

Japantown is one of three remaining Japantowns in America.  It is a collection of Japanese community organizations, stores, restaurants, and other businesses.  The focus of the... more »

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Ranked #27 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Museums; History Museums

This museum is located in Kelley Park, which has 25 acres, and has 27 reproduction homes, businesses and landmarks. These show how people lived in San Jose in the 1880s. Examples... more »

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Ranked #28 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Specialty Museums; Educational Sites; Theaters

The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies is dedicated to the life and work of Ludwig Von Beethoven and is the only institution of its kind in North America. Ira F... more »

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Ranked #29 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Japanese American Museum of San Jose's (JAMsj)mission is to collect, preserve, and share Japanese American art, history,... more » Owner description: The Japanese American Museum of San Jose's (JAMsj)mission is to collect, preserve, and share Japanese American art, history, and culture with an emphasis on the Greater Bay Area. « less
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Ranked #30 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Category: Parks; Gardens; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
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