The 10 Best Things to Do in Moorpark, United States

October 16, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Moorpark is a city in Ventura County in Southern California. Moorpark was founded in 1900 when the application for the Moorpark Post Office was approved and Inocencio C. Villegas was named Moorpark's first postmaster on August 8 of that year. The townsite of Moorpark was owned and surveyed by Robert W. Poindexter and his wife, Madeline. The town has experienced a great amount of growth since the late 1970s. The population was 34,421 at the 2010 census, up from 31,415 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Moorpark

1. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065-0600 +1 800-410-8354
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5 based on 2 reviews

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is a must-see Southern California tourist attraction. Walk onboard Air Force One, act in a movie with Ronald Reagan, touch a piece of the Berlin Wall, and so much more.

Reviewed By Julie K - Las Cruces, New Mexico

$25 admission, self guided tour of museum, lots of info. on Reagan’s life from childhood to film career and politics. Most impressive was the Air Force One plane and Marine One helicopter. Grounds overlooked Simi Valley, beautifully landscaped with memorials on site. Cafe and gift shop were both good. Free parking. Loved this place!

2. The Gardens of the World

2001 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2902 +1 805-557-1135
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4.5 based on 220 reviews

The Gardens of the World

The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, Inc. The Gardens exist not only as a cultural contribution to the community, but as an educational tool. Volunteer docents lead guided tours and assist with school tours throughout the year.

Reviewed By jkindyDesMoines_Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa

You could easily miss this place as it's right in the city. We visited in December so many of the flowers had already bloomed, but there were still some that were still alive. They also have a very beautiful Japanese Garden and a pond full of Koi fish, a couple of waterfalls and a beautiful gazebo.

3. Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark

3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021-9746 +1 805-529-3690
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark

Reviewed By George700East - Los Angeles, California

A large farm that rents out space for events primarily children birthday parties. The renters are assigned an area where the events are held. The farm provides the area for the event, tables and chairs. The farm is very large and has a large parking lot. The farm has a produce store. There are rides, farm animals and other paid events on the farm. The restrooms are probable and located around the park. There area was very clean with washing sinks, soap and paper towels. There were trash can around the farm and the area is well kept.

4. Camarillo Public Library

4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010-2539 +1 805-388-5222
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5 based on 143 reviews

Camarillo Public Library

Reviewed By Frederick L - Camarillo, California

The Camarillo Public Library is a destination all it's own. It is a beautiful building with children's library in a pirate ship. There is lots to do as there are computers, a café, and a bookstore in addition to the many books (paperback, hardback, e-reader) as well as DVDs and videos available for checkout.

5. America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021-1605 +1 805-378-1441
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

Voted "One of the top 100 things to do with kids before they grow up". While smaller than your typical zoo, kids are entranced by close-up interactions with the animals, their habitats, and behaviors. Located on the Moorpark College campus on 5 acres with over 150 animals. The zoo is run by students participating in the EATM program who are eager to share their knowledge of and affection for the animals.Open to the public Saturday's and Sunday's from 11AM-5PM. Wildlife education shows with live animals are offered at 12:00 and 2:00. At 3:30 the public can witness a carnivore feeding. The feeding could involve anything from an ocelot, mountain lion, hyena, alligator, or lioness and is accompanied by a discussion about the animal's diet and its behavior in the wild.

Reviewed By Richard F - Chicago, Illinois

My wife's cousin lived down the street from this amazing zoo when my kids were young and we went on average twice a year for a many years. It has only gotten better over time. It is a deeply cool animal experience. This is a teaching institution as a part of Moorpark College. There are students of animal behavior working the zoo and you will be exposed to the techniques that are used to allow some animals to become entertainers! They have a show and you can interact yourself with many of the animals there. My kids loved this place and bonded with some of the animals including a dog that they knew from Disney movies. There are shows and the trainers will go over how they attempt to get the most out every animal.
Our family dog became the recipient of some of this training thanks to my kids interest(and mine!).
There is plenty of parking and the overall experience is only a few hours with pretty minimal walking so it is very good for young kids..
You will leave with some great new animal friends to remember!

6. Underwood Family Farm-Somis

5696 E Los Angeles Ave, Somis, CA 93066-9752 +1 805-386-4660
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Underwood Family Farm-Somis

Reviewed By David B L - Los Angeles, California

A stop at Underwoods Farm is a nice treat for all ages, but especially for kids who may not realize where all of that grocery store produce comes from. Petting zoo with farm animals is neat. Can buy fresh produce and even go self picking in the field patch for the berries of the season. Fun outing. ...

7. Strathearn Historical Park & Museum

137 Strathearn Pl, Simi Valley, CA 93065-1605 +1 805-526-6453
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Strathearn Historical Park & Museum

Reviewed By TRProducer - Simi Valley, California

My family and I have been there over the years to just look and stroll, or to enjoy the Halloween event. However, the most memorable is my daughter's wedding reception. She chose the venue and it was a perfect choice. Everyone enjoyed the location, the exhibits, and the care provided.

Correction on "When did you travel?": It was August 2015, but the date choices on the drop down menu didn't go back to then.

8. Stagecoach Inn Museum

Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 +1 805-498-9441
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Stagecoach Inn Museum

Reviewed By Sheromie V

I went here a number of years ago but I love that this was where the Pony Express stopped. This was the wild west! you can almost imagine staying here during those days. The docents were in costume and very knowledgeable too.

9. Wildwood Regional Park

928 W Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 +1 805-813-5705
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Wildwood Regional Park

Reviewed By rayandgabby - california

One of my favorite places to hike. I have an 11 and 4 year old. They can both make it to Paradise Falls just fine. Really nice area. Other trails have some cool scenery as well. My son loved climbing up in the small cave area.

10. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

401 W Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-4223 +1 805-370-2301
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4.5 based on 119 reviews

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The world’s largest urban national park, extending more than 45 miles from the Hollywood Bow to Ventura, features a rich variety of plants and wildlife.

Reviewed By CrankingChick - Tucson, Arizona

We visited on a Sunday morning in May and drove the Mulholland Highway through the Santa Monica Mountains from Thousand Oaks to Woodland Hills. It's a narrow, twisty road with steep drop-offs - great fun if you enjoy this sort of scenic drive but maybe not for those who get car sick or are afraid of heights. The route passes by vineyards and near several park units: Paramount Ranch, Stunt Ranch, Malibu Creek, and King Gillette Ranch where the Visitor Center is located. It's a very popular area for hiking. I enjoyed our drive but wish there were more safe pull-outs or overlooks for photos. Also, due to the mountainous terrain there are not many activities that are wheelchair-accessible.

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