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Things To Do in Fontana, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things To Do in Fontana, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Fontana, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Fontana, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Fontana, known for its motto “City of Action”, was founded in 1913 by Azariel Miller. The city of Fontana, California has an estimated population of 200,762 residents (according to the 2010 US Census). This makes it the 20th most populous city in California. The fate of Fontana changed during World War II with the creation of the 1st national steel mill by the efforts of Henry Kaiser. Consequently, Fontana’s economy is backed by the manufacturing, transportation and automobile industries. Fontana offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Fontana, California:

1. Auto Club Speedway
Opened in 1997, the Auto Club Speedway sits where the historic Kaiser Steel Mill used to be. The 2-mile superspeedway has been hosting the annual NASCAR races since 1997. With a capacity of over 84,000, the Auto Club Speedway puts the viewers in the middle of the action with the spectacular views. As the tension in the race rises, so does the excitement. The Auto Club has a well-laid out design and comfortable stands to catch the racing action.

2. Tibbies Center Stage Theater
Tibbies Center Stage Theater is where you should be with your loved ones amidst great music, Broadway-type shows and tasty food. The Tibbies Center is filled with all talent - whether it’s on stage or on the plate. The performers put up a great show every night and the sumptuous meal offered is why this is a must visit destination on your trip to Fontana.

3. Mount Baldy
Located 25 miles away from Fontana, Mount Baldy welcome visitors to slide down with their skis and whiz past at high speed while enjoying the snow. There is around 800 acres of land to ski on after being propelled to the peaks with the help of 4 dedicated lifts. The summer season offers an opportunity to enjoy a good hike with friends and discover the flora and fauna all around the mountains.

Things To Do in Fontana, California (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Fontana, California (TOP 5 LIST)

4. Mary Vagle Museum and Nature Center
The Mary Vagle Museum and Nature Center is a very interesting attraction. Though it seems like a place for the kids, everyone can enjoy all that it has to offer. Summer camps are hosted there which help keep the kids busy and allow them to learn important life lessons in arts, nature and life. Hiking trails are present which can be taken accessed by people looking for an adventure.

5. Richard Petty Driving Experience
The Richard Petty Driving Experience is a unique attraction as it allows you to get behind the wheels of an actual Nascar vehicle and drive in any manner you’ve ever fantasized about. The staff is very knowledgeable and is eager to teach. The opportunity to drive in an actual Nascar vehicle around a race track does not present it extraordinary, and the Richard Petty Driving Experience is a highly recommended attraction to visit.

Enjoy Fontana!
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    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you World Inquirer for the following and fan mail.

      I lived in Long Beach, and Signal Hill is a beautiful park to visit.

      You should be a travel agent. You would be a great success.

      Voted up and interesting, and shared.

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      Jennifer Suchey 

      5 years ago

      Nice hub. I learned all too well about the Speedway after moving to the edge of Rancho Cucamonga 12 years ago and waking up in the morning to the sounds of race cars zooming in circles. Now I'm in Upland at the base of Mount Baldy. I grew up in Huntington Beach, so its fun to see hubs with so many city names I recognize. Who would have thought there'd be an article on things to do in Fontana?! ;)

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      5 years ago from India

      Good job. Keep sharing. Voted up.


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