Although Irwindale is not as well-known as other areas in California, it offers many activities for those who enjoy the outdoors. Irwindale was established in 1860. It is well-known for its small town feel but close proximity to major cities. Gregorio Fraijo, Fecundo and Fecundo were the first settlers to establish Irwindale.
Irwindale is a sand-and-gravel mining town. Although major industries have expanded into technology and manufacturing, Irwindale’s roots in mining are still evident.
Although Irwindale may be a smaller community than the major California cities, it is only 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is also located in Los Angeles County. Current population is approximately 1,466 with an estimated 1,242,962 people living within a 10-mile radius.
“Irwindale is a great place to go for travelers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and enjoy the beauty of California’s natural surroundings.“
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The Speedway is located within San Gabriel Valley. It offers a variety shows, food accommodations, as well as “Skybox Suites”, for an indulgent experience. The facility can accommodate a total of 6 000 guests. It also hosts regular events like car shows and races. You can also drive your own car or bike on the dragstrip.
“Speedway offers a variety of racing experiences for adrenaline junkies, including the chance to drive a car or ride with a driver. They also offer courses in competitive racing.”
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area has a wide range of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. It has a large swim beach, a splashpad and a water playground.
Renting a kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat is a great way to get out on the water. Some rentals can even accommodate up to eleven people!
Irwindale Park, a park in Los Angeles. Irwindale Park lies near Irwindale City Police Station. It is also close to Irwindale City Hall. Irwindale City Park has been remodeled to include a softball field with new turf and clay infield.
Renaissance Pleasure Faire Southern California
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire Southern California(RPFS) is an Renaissance faire which takes place Irwindale in California. It opened in the spring 1963 and has been an annually held event since. The Faire usually opens from the first weekend after April 1 through the weekend before Memorial Day.
Santa Fe Dam Nature Center
“Santa Fe Dam Nature Center tells about the history of wildlife and plants that have lived on the alluvial fan of San Gabriel River.”
The Alluvial Fan Sage Scrub, a river fan plant community ( afss) is one of the most unique and last in Los Angeles County. Only two vestiges of the San Gabriel River are still left: at Santa Fe Dam, and downstream at Whittier Narrows.
These areas are home to endangered and rare species of plants, birds, and other wildlife. Cactus wrens are just a few examples.
Santa Fe Dam
Santa Fe Dam is a flood-control Dam on the San Gabriel River in Irwindale, Los Angeles County California, United States. Although the reservoir and dam are 92 feet tall, they can store more than 45,000 acres of water during major storms.
YouRaceLA is an online facility for stock car enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. It is located minutes from Los Angeles at Irwindale Speedway, the ‘Crown Jewel” of short-track racing. You can drive a stock car at SPEED.
No matter if you are a beginner, an experienced racer, or just a true adrenaline junkie we have a Racing Adventure Program for you.
FAQ: Best Places to visit in Irwindale
How much does it cost to get into Santa Fe Dam?
Vehicle Entrance Fee (Includes motorized cycle with boat or horse trailer)
What should you not wear to a Renaissance Faire?
DON’T dress as a pirate!, Trekkie, mermaid, elf, unless its’ that kind of Renaissance Faire. Some California Faires and elsewhere mix fantasy themes. Others stick to a time period like the Elizabethan Era, so check the website.
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