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#1 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Historic Sites; Libraries
Owner description: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir that chronicles the life and career of America's... more » Owner description: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a walk-through memoir that chronicles the life and career of America's 37th President. The grounds feature 22 Presidential Museum galleries, the faithfully restored home where the President was born and raised, the magnificent full-sized replica of the White House East Room, the 6-ton Marine One helicopter used by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford, and the flower-ringed memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon.The Nixon Foundation's year-round programming brings to the Library national policy conferences, patriotic celebrations and observances, educational student forums, and the acclaimed "In the Arena" speaker series which features high ranking government officials, bestselling authors and today's top political commentators. « less
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#2 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: Pretend City, a non-profit organization, is an interactive children's museum that builds better brains through whole body... more » Owner description: Pretend City, a non-profit organization, is an interactive children's museum that builds better brains through whole body learning experiences, educational programs and creative exhibits. « less
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#3 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Museums

This museum is loaded with cars that have been owned or loaned to Mr. Marconi, a former race car driver. Awesome is the description of these cars in an out of the way but easily... more »

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Lyon Air Museum (Santa Ana)
#4 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Museums
Owner description: Lyon Air Museum (LAM) is a 30,000-sq.ft. facility based at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Founded by Maj. Gen.... more » Owner description: Lyon Air Museum (LAM) is a 30,000-sq.ft. facility based at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Founded by Maj. Gen. William Lyon, USAF (Ret), the museum houses a fleet of superbly conditioned, operational and historically significant World War II-era aircraft and vehicles. Docent-led tours take visitors for a walk through history as they stroll among machines and artifacts that helped define the 20th century. Interactive educational exhibits intended to inspire viewers provide in-depth narratives about the history of each aircraft. « less
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#5 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Art Museums
The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period.
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Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach)
#6 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Art Museums

Laguna Art Museum is an American art museum with a special focus on California art.  The Museum's goal is to promote awareness of how art and artists influenced American culture... more »

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Kush Fine Art Gallery (Laguna Beach)
#7 of 24 attractions in Orange County
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#8 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Children's Museums; Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Science Center. Play Virtual Volleyball, lie... more » Owner description: Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Science Center. Play Virtual Volleyball, lie on a Bed of Nails, feel an earthquake in the Shake Shack, explore Dino Quest and check out the Science of Hockey, our newest permanent exhibit sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks and NHL! Annual Spooky Science, BubbleFest, and Science of Gingerbread events spark children’s natural curiosity! « less
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International Surfing Museum (Huntington Beach)
#9 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

Go to the Surf museum to see the latest exhibit, Surf Sounds Part 2: Starring Jan and Dean. Its fun for the whole family plus you can watch Dead Man's Curve and surf movies in the... more »

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Newport Sports Museum (Newport Beach)
#10 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Museum that houses one of the world's largest and most comprehensive sports memorabilia collections. The Museum features... more » Owner description: Museum that houses one of the world's largest and most comprehensive sports memorabilia collections. The Museum features balls and jerseys autographed and/or worn by baseball greats Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and more. Also on display are golf clubs and bags from five presidents, as well as authentic game-used jerseys and equipment worn by football, basketball and hockey greats . The Museum is open to the general public free of charge. « less
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#11 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Specialty Museums
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#12 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Museums; Children's Museums
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#13 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Art Museums

The Orange County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in Orange County, California.  With dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group shows, OCMA aims to link... more »

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#14 of 24 attractions in Orange County
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#15 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Museums
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#16 of 24 attractions in Orange County
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The Body Exhibit (Buena Park)
#17 of 24 attractions in Orange County
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O'Neill Museum (San Juan Capistrano)
#18 of 24 attractions in Orange County
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Muzeo (Anaheim)
#19 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: History Museums; Museums
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#20 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Museums
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#21 of 24 attractions in Orange County
#22 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Specialty Museums
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ExplorOcean (Newport Beach)
#23 of 24 attractions in Orange County
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: ExplorOcean is proud to introduce the nation’s premiere ocean literacy center. Our Center has been designed to educate our... more » Owner description: ExplorOcean is proud to introduce the nation’s premiere ocean literacy center. Our Center has been designed to educate our visitors to the essential principles of ocean literacy through exciting hands-on activities. From mapping the ocean floor to manning an ROV, in the Ocean Literacy Center no one keeps their hands to themselves! So roll up your sleeves and dive in- an ocean of wonders awaits! « less
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