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Arts & Culture

From museums to musicals to Shakespeare under the stars, immerse yourself in all the arts, sciences, and history you can handle.

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Attractions & Experiences

Explore must-see landmarks, engage in guided tours, shop for unexpected treasures, or simply eat your way through the Park

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Parks Trails & Gardens

Walk, run, or relax among lush landscapes, sweeping architecture, and natural wonders for as far as the eye can see.

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There’s always something new to experience at the Park! Check out the festivals, tours, concerts, and events scheduled all year long.

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Tales of Thomas, Everyone's Favorite Toy Train

The exhibit looks at the history of Thomas the Tank Engine, from how Wilbert Awdry came up with the story, to the creation of the beloved television s...

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La Frontera

The exhibition, La Frontera, explores the complexity of the U.S.–Mexico border as a physical reality, geopolitical construction, and state of being ...

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Let’s Plan Your Visit

Streamline your visit by planning ahead. Find helpful ideas, tips, discounts, maps, and answers to any questions you may have.

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