Palo Alto Bowl
4329 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Palo Alto Bowl is Party Central for the Silicon Valley! Give us a call and let us assist you in producing a truly memorable event.
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club
3000 Alexis Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Set amongst the beauty of 128 acres of rolling hills and nestled next to the protected open space of the Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club offers incomparable Bay Area vistas. This welcoming and distinctive private club provides challenging golf and year-round recreation and social activities for everyone, creating memories for a lifetime for members, their families and their guests.
3009 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Winter Lodge is the first permanent outdoor ice rink west of the Sierras, a popular Palo Alto tradition established in 1956! Winter Lodge and its renowned skating school are open late September through mid-April. Parties big and small are available along with daily public sessions and group lessons! Come enjoy skating under the stars, then warm your toes by one of our fireplaces in the clubhouse or outdoors!
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford
Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Museum of American Heritage
P.O. Box 1731, 351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94302
We combine elements of history, technology and design to illustrate the evolution of technology, how and why it has influenced society from inception to the current time, and a glimpse of future expectations. Exhibits, classes, lectures and family-friendly events appeal to students of all ages, with many MOAH classes providing middle school students hands-on learning opportunities not readily available elsewhere.
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation supports art education programs for children in Palo Alto and neighboring school districts, adult studio art classes, exhibitions and a unique art mentoring program for teenagers.Learn more in our annual report. Join us and support arts education in Silicon Valley.
Barbie Hall of Fame
545 Ramona St., Palo Alto, California 94301; Tel. 650.326.5841
The molded plastic specimens may all be less than a foot in height, but the many incarnations of Barbie through the decades loom large at the Barbie Hall of Fame, a kitschy tribute to the world's most popular doll.
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Center
1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto, California; Tel. 650.329.1356
Community volunteers and the Garden Club of Palo Alto cultivate a flowery oasis at the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Center.
Old Page Mill Road, a quarter-mile off the Page Mill Road exit from Highway 280, Palo Alto, California
Reportedly built in the late 18th century by the Peninsula's celebrated French pioneer, Peter Coutts, the Frenchman's Tower now stands guard right off of Old Page Mill Road.
Rodin Sculpture Garden
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Dr. at Museum Way off Palm Dr., Stanford California; Tel . 650.723.4177
Stanford University is home to the largest outdoor collection of bronzes by Auguste Rodin outside of Paris.
Stanford's Big Dish
Stanford's Big Dish is 300,000 pounds, 150 feet in diameter, and was commissioned by the Department of Defense in the early 1960s under the specs of the think tank SRI. It is still U.S. government property, though "under the custodianship" of SRI and Stanford.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California; Tel. 650.926.3300
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built in 1962 to shoot electrons and positrons along a two-mile linear electron accelerator to study the smallest building blocks of matter.
221 University Ave., Palo Alto, California; Tel. 650.324.3701
In the mid-1980s, classics professor David Packard Jr. restored this old movie palace to its original splendor, fitting for the celestial pantheon of stars from the "golden age" of movies.
Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California; Tel. 650.329.2111
Palo Alto Children's Library
1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto, California; Tel. 650.329.2134
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California; Tel. 650.329.2651