Pamona, California is no stranger to the excitement of race cars, trains, and paranormal escape experiences and local haunts. Of course, for those not looking to up the anti on adrenaline in fast or frightening fashion, there’s also an array of shops and boutiques, restaurants and breweries, and all-around-fun to be had. Here are just a few of the things you can do while in Pomona.
The NHRA Motorsports Museum was a dream, long in the making, of NHRA founder Wally Parker. The mission of the museum is to celebrate the impact of motorsports on our culture. The museum has a gift shop and a full calendar of events, as well as special membership programs. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue Building 3A in Pomona, California. This address is in the 91768 zip code area. For more information, call 909-622-2133.
All aboard! At Rail Giant’s Train Museum, you have a round trip ticket to the past, and to the history of railways in America. Several of the trains showcased in the museum are the sole survivors of their kind. The museum is open the second weekend of every month from 10 AM – 4 PM, with memberships available to the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. Rail Giant’s Train Museum is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona, California. This address is in the 91769 zip code area. For more information, call 909-623-0190.
When you need more than a museum, when you crave the adrenaline and antics of the races, then the Auto Club Raceway, founded by Wally Parks in 1951, is the perfect place for you to be. With a focus on safety and fun, the Auto Club Raceway is where Motorsports are celebrated with active races. Auto Club Raceway is located at 2780 Fairplex Drive in Pomona, California. This address is in the 91768 zip code area. For more information, call 909-593-7010.
Not for the faint of heart, the 13th room escape experience and the Ripper two-hour dinner and escape experience are designed to challenge your courage and your ability to think under pressure. You and your team are submerged into the paranormal realm where you must discover clues and solve mysteries in order to escape. The 13th Room and The Ripper Escape Experience is located at 109 E 3rd St. in Pomona, CA. This address is in the 91766 zip code area. For more information, call 909-907-9252.
The Pomona Art Walk takes place the second Saturday of every month. The Art Walk, featuring more than a dozen galleries and artists gather to display their wares, including crafts, jewelry, photography, and more. The Art Walk is also accompanied by a Farmer’s Market. And the best part? It’s absolutely free to attend. Pomona Art Walk is located at 2nd Street and Thomas Street.
The Glass House is a venue for all ages, showcasing local artists. There’s a coordinated record store just down the street. The venue, like the house of the three bears in Goldilocks, is described as being not too big, not too small. It’s just right. And considering it welcomes guests of all ages, that makes it even better. The Glass House is located at 200 W. Second Street in Pomona, California. This address is in the 91766 zip code area. For more information, call 909-865-3802.
There are also county fairs, pumpkin festivals, concerts, and a variety of venues like bars, pubs, and clubs waiting to welcome you to Pomona. As a bonus, you have access to all the surrounding fun and good times in the Pomona Valley and all that it has to offer. This list of things to do is brought to you courtesy of Pomona Valley Living. Keep Team Douglas in mind for all your real estate needs. Give us a call today at 951-529-9159.