10 Things to Do in City of Industry That You Shouldn't Miss

November 2, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

City of Industry, or simply referred to as Industry, is an industrial suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. Home to over 2,500 businesses and 80,000 jobs, but only 219 residents according to the 2010 census (down from 777 residents in 2000), the city is almost entirely industrial. It was incorporated on June 18, 1957 to prevent surrounding cities from annexing industrial land for tax revenue.
Restaurants in City of Industry

1. Hsi Lai Temple

3456 Glenmark Dr, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745-6445 +1 626-961-9697
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Hsi Lai Temple

Hsi Lai Temple encompasses 15 acres and a floor area of 102,432 square feet. The temple's Ming (1268-1644 C. E.) and Ching (1644-1911 C.E.) dynasty architecture is faithful to the traditional style of buildings, gardens and statuary of traditional ancient Chinese monasteries. Hsi Lai means "coming to the West" and signifies the dedication of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order to spread the teachings of the Buddha to those in the West. The International Buddhist Progress Society, a nonprofit organization, is the chartered name for the temple. Hsi Lai Temple was built to serve as a spiritual and cultural center for those interested in learning more about Buddhism and the Chinese culture. It is the idea of Venerable Master Hsing Yun to propagate "Humanistic Buddhism" and to create a Pure Land here on earth. Hsi Lai Temple is built to fulfill these goals in the United States. The temple's objectives are to nurture Buddhist missionaries through education, to propagate Buddhism through cultural activities, to benefit society through charitable programs, and to edify the populace through Buddhist practices. Please visit our website for more details about visiting and booking tours if needed.

Reviewed By Janice C

This place brings so much positive energy. The building mimics the forbidden palace in China with the style of Chinese Ching Dynasty design. There is a front shrine (They called it "Bodhisattva Hall") and a main shrine. Many people didn't know there is another shrine after the front Bodhisattva Hall and totally missed it. Make sure you go pass the walkway by either side of the Bodhisattva Hall which leads you toward the courtyard where you will see the main shrine.

2. Frank & Son Collectible Show

19649 San Jose Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748-1410 +1 909-444-7955
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Frank & Son Collectible Show

Reviewed By irishsiren32 - Los Angeles, California

I went here on a whim with a friend of mine, and wow, is this place cool!
The building is pretty big, but lacks in parking, so be sure to get there early to ensure you can get a good spot.
From sports memorabilia to trading cards to action figures and everything in between, this place has it all. I've gotten a handful of nice things there over the years, even things from overseas that I never knew existed. Just walk around the whole place first before making any purchase -- you never know if another booth may have it for less. :)

3. Plaza West Covina

112 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790-2805 +1 626-960-8032
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Plaza West Covina

Reviewed By Stars4dt - Charlotte, North Carolina

Seemed like a nice clean mall. Not too overpriced with their stores, and not too cheap either. Nice comfortable mall. The top floor was a little warm that day so it was kind of uncomfortable. The food court was rather small too. However there were several nice looking restaurants to choose from. Would definitely come here again!!

4. Huy Fong Foods

4800 Azusa Canyon Rd, Irwindale, CA 91706-1938
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Huy Fong Foods

Reviewed By atjig - Tempe, Arizona

You learn the history of the how the globally famous Huy Fong Siracha sauce came about to the world. You go to their factory and learn the whole process. Check their website to make sure they have tours available. Best time to go is during the Fall season when they harvest because there are more activities and freebies.

5. Original in-N-Out Replica

13752 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706-4903 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Original in-N-Out Replica

Reviewed By Don H - Huntington Beach, California, United States

This is a must see for all In-N-Out fans. A true replica of the original drive thru burger stand with many original kitchen items displayed inside and out right down to a replica cigarette vending machine popular in the 40's. Our tour guide Lydia was a wealth of information on the purpose and history of the items on display and the philosophy of the owners Harry and Esther Snyder when they opened the stand in 1948. Feel free to take as many photos as you like. According to Lydia they have had classic car clubs, bridal parties and engagement couples all visit the site for photo ops. There is plenty of free parking however they are only open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. No food is served at the location. .

6. Red Lantern Escape Rooms

471 W Lambert Rd, Suite 108, Brea, CA 92821-3921 +1 714-232-8698
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 46 reviews

Red Lantern Escape Rooms

Travel to the Louisiana Bayou without ever leaving California, and solve the mystery of the restless alumni before your hour is up! Red Lantern is the largest escape room in Orange County.

Reviewed By SteveDeleo - Brea, California

It was decorated beautifully and excellent craftsmanship. The story line/theme was good but should have made it more interesting and allowed for more interaction through props. It was a perfect fit for 10 girls to each have a chance to get involved. Awesome backdrops, decor and sound effects. We almost escaped by 20 seconds!

7. Bread & Barley

130 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723-2001
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Bread & Barley

Reviewed By Doran B - West Covina, California

Cozy is a great way to describe this place. It has a local pub feel. Their selection of beer is always changing and always good. The food is also quite exceptional. We love the Mac and Cheese and the flash fried brussels sprouts are awesome. Also be sure to get the house cooked chips.

8. Santa Anita Race Park

285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472 +1 626-574-7223
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 366 reviews

Santa Anita Race Park

Reviewed By James M - Las Vegas, New Mexico

Hard to say anything that hasn’t already been said. Not that my horse track experience is extensive, but of all the parks I’ve visited Santa Anita is the best!
So beautiful and so well maintained. It’s like stepping back in time.
Can’t wait to go back!

9. Legg Lake Park, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

750 Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733-4300 +1 626-575-5526
Excellent
27%
Good
73%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Legg Lake Park, Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

We have visited Legg Lake Park and the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area numerous times. This time we visited on a Friday and there were lots of people there. The weekends are even more popular.

There are peddle boat rentals on Legg Lake. There is also fishing.

There is places to walk and jog. There is also place to ride bikes.

There are numerous large parking lots. By each of the parking lots is nice picnic areas.

There is also a very fun sculpture by the lake they are restoring; it looked like it was in the final touches. So cute to see.

Its also a good area for bird and geese watching.

The park is accessible by car, bike, or bus.

10. Homestead Museum

15415 Don Julian Rd, City of Industry, CA 91745-1029 +1 626-968-8492
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Homestead Museum

Reviewed By CaliGal2013 - Simi Valley, California

Once a year they hold a Victorian Day Picnic which is great fun for those who enjoy dance, and music of that era. There are educational displays of lace making, a fashion show showing how Victorians dressed, games, and merchants selling interesting items. Watch for the bicycles from that period.

This is a very family friendly event with lots to do and see. There is plenty of parking.

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