Top 10 Things to do in Montclair, United States

August 29, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Montclair is a city in the Pomona Valley, in southwestern San Bernardino County, California. The population was 36,664 in the 2010 United States Census.
Restaurants in Montclair

1. Graber Olive House

315 E 4th St, Ontario, CA 91764-2709 +1 800-996-5483
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Graber Olive House

The central manufacturing plant of famous Graber olives.

Reviewed By SharonOregon - Oregon

We loved this gift shop!!! Beautiful displays!!! The olives we sampled were excellent and had the perfect amount of saltiness!!!

2. Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

1101 W McKinley Ave Bldg 3A, Pomona, CA 91768-1639 +1 909-622-2133
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum

Reviewed By ChuckBrooks - Alamogordo, New Mexico

This museum provides a great history of drag racing with cars from every era and most classes. This museum is right up there with the Daytona and Indy museums.

3. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-3157 +1 909-625-8767
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Reviewed By zippytongflockings - Claremont California

I want to say that first of all I have been a supporting member of the garden since 2009. I walk the property at least 2 to 3 times a week. I love the garden. That being said, RSABG could use much work! Especially the back half of the property. The more visited front of the property receives most of attention and is pleasant to meander through. Often there fun interactive displays and coupled with the beautiful surroundings, invites one to linger. There are ample benches to be found - I have my favorites. Sometimes I bring a book and stay for a couple hours. The garden is most crowded on weekends so I try and come during the week. While the garden does have a cohesive layout, the stressed California Plant Communities area, along its crumbling asphalt access roads and spray painted signage make if feel more ad-hock than deliberate. It is this area needs the most work. In the meantime, I will continue to support the garden and hope that someday this property's full potential can be realized.

4. Planes of Fame Air Museum

7000 Merrill Ave Ste 17, Chino, CA 91710-9085 +1 909-597-3722
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Reviewed By csarchibald - San Marcos, California

I was surprised to see this nice of a collection of planes at a small airport like Chino. They do monthly talks about different planes and the difference from this one and others is that they actually fly. This is also a great venue for special events. We rented the facility for a surprise 50th Birthday party for my son-in-law. The staff were friendly and helpful and the were happy to answer everyone's questions about the planes.

5. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709-8856 +1 909-614-5000
Excellent
90%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 121 reviews

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

The Inspired by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, a handful of devotees began conducting weekly assemblies in the late 1970's and early 1980's. In 1984, His Holiness inaugurated the first BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Whittier, California, a small suburb just outside of Los Angeles. With the guidance and blessings of His Holiness, the congregation grew from just a handful of families to a strong group of dedicated devotees who yearned for spiritual growth. In 2000, His Holiness visited the current site of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino Hills and invigorated the congregation's desire to build a traditional Hindu Mandir. The congregation completed with Haveli building (more commonly known as the Visitors Center) in 2007. In 2012, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino Hills was dedicated and opened with great joy. This Mandir is the fifth traditional Hindu Mandir in North America.

Reviewed By Scott S - Los Angeles, California

This is a beautiful Hindu temple. Perhaps one of the most expansive religious, learning centers in the entire United States. The fact is, it is simply awesome.

I have been coming to this shrine since it opened. Throughout these years, it has constantly been under construction and reconstruction. At some point, perhaps it will finally be completed. Which I'm sure will just be beautiful. This fact is just something to let you know what is going on, as when you go here, it is not uncommon that you will see workmen working on the various amenities throughout these grounds.

The main focus of these grounds is obviously the temple itself. But, there is also other facilities throughout the grounds: a large banquet facility, a cafeteria, a food store, a youth learning center and gymnasium, and even a gift shop. So, all of your needs are taken care of.

One thing to note, and something to keep in mind when you come here, this is not a tourist destination as some people seem to think it is. It is a religious shrine. So, when you come here, even if you are not a practicing Hindu, please respect the sanctity of this location.

All this being said, this is a beautiful temple facility. Hindu or not, coming here, you will definitely feel the out reaching spirituality.

6. Mission Tiki Drive-in Theatre

10798 Ramona Ave, Montclair, CA 91763 +1 909-628-0511
Excellent
23%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Mission Tiki Drive-in Theatre

Reviewed By Lauriepaz - Chino Hills, California

I organized an evening at Tiki Drive-in for our "Summer Fun" group and we had a great time! Saw two movies for $9 and brought our own food and drinks, kids latex in back hatch of our navigator and adults sat in chairs outside and enjoyed our time together!

7. Madonna of the Trail

N Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA 91786
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Madonna of the Trail

Reviewed By Ronald C - Upland, California

A lot of history Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, The trail starts in Pennsylvanian and ends in Upland. This one was deciated in 1929

8. Pacific Electric Trail

8500 Foothill Blvd., Route 66 Trailhead, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Pacific Electric Trail

Reviewed By CAEJ7 - Los Angeles, California

Great trail, fun, usually safe, and easy to use. The one improvement that could be made would to have more public accessible bathrooms along the trail. Guys use the bushes, girls are out of luck. A few parks exist along the trail with easily accessible bathroom facilities, but, not many. There are also few stores or places that might have a bathroom. Central 'Park" in Rancho Cucamonga only has a bathroom inside the main community center - so - if you are walking your dog you are out of luck to use that bathroom. There is also little shade available on much of the trail so best to use in the early morning or late evening in the summer heat.

9. Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

2780 Fairplex Dr, Pomona, CA 91768-1400 +1 909-593-7010
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 28 reviews

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

Reviewed By misspWestSlope_CO - WestSlope,CO

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona is located at the Fairplex. We decided at the last minute to attend Winternationals (4th visit for my husband...his favorite venue for drag racing because of the generally nice weather and layout of the track and grounds). We decided on lodging at San Dimas, as some of the lodging very close by was already booked up or else pretty pricey. (See separate review of Red Roof Inn Fairplex, San Dimas...we were well pleased and would stay again) There's plenty of parking, good variety of food choices which are tasty but expensive! and always a good car show in the pits. Nitro Alley is fun, with the typical assortment of merchandise for sale, but I also noticed quite a few displays and games to engage the race fan, and of course it is fun to see the pit crews at work. This venue advertises "Every ticket a pit pass!"
Our one beef was that the mass exodus after the races ended on Sunday was not well organized. There was no one directing traffic, or if there was, we didn't see them and they weren't in control. Actually, even going in, the parking attendants weren't really directing traffic but mostly just standing around. If we go again, we'll just take our time at the track before walking to the parking lot. We'll get some food, use the restroom, take a look around the exhibits and pits for a while. There is a "tailgate" parking lot, and it might be well worth the extra cost; or, just pack a cooler in the trunk or purchase food at the track and plan on eating supper in your car to give the parking lot a little time to clear out.

We heard a couple of complaints that they were really cracking down and checking disabled parking tags. We spoke to one disabled vet who said he didn't mind being checked, because they were having trouble with people (kids mostly) who were trying to park in disabled parking using grandpa's parking permit.

It is permissable to bring in bottled water in a backpack or small bag. I don't know if you can bring in snacks or food and was unable to locate any policy about that. Take sunscreen, earplugs or earphones (if you've never been...it is LOUD!!!), a hat or cap, and maybe a stadium seat. Wear comfortable shoes! Hubby says it is worth considering renting the headphones that allow you to hear the track commentary.

One of the review questions is whether this attraction requires advance planning, reservations, etc. While there were plenty of empty seats on the day we attended, it is advisable to plan ahead. The pit side seats closer to the starting line tend to be preferable. We like to sit about midway up.

10. Dale Bros. Brewery

2120 Porter Field Way, Upland, CA 91786-2111 +1 909-579-0032
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Dale Bros. Brewery

Reviewed By Eric O - Upland, California

I love this place. It's a nice place to relax with locals and drink amazing craft beers. My favorites are the Red between the lines and the Runway IPA. The staff is friendly and helpful. They have food venders on the weekend, that are always good.

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