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Fun for the Whole Family

No visit to Buena Park would be complete without a day – or two, or three – at Knott’s Berry Farm, a 65-hectare theme park set on a one-time berry farm. Make no mistake: Knott’s is designed with the entire family in mind, with rides that run the gamut from twisting, turning, heart-pounding roller coasters to bumper cars, carousels and log flumes. Camp Snoopy, a Peanuts Gang-themed area for children houses kid-friendly attractions, live shows and meet-and-greets with Snoopy. In the summer, drop into Knott’s Soak City water park with dozens of thrilling slides, relaxing cabanas and one of the world’s longest lazy rivers.

Even dinner is entertaining in Buena Park with three interactive dinner shows. Climb aboard an 18th century ship and join a swashbuckling crew at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, a show with sword fighting, duels and aerial stunts. Feast like royalty at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament featuring a joust competition, complete with horses and clashing knights. For adults, there’s Teatro Martini, a dinner cabaret and comedy show, in the Treasure Tavern Theater.

 

Delicious Dining

Most visitors don’t know that Buena Park also has a wide selection of popular restaurants including Yelp’s No. 1 Restaurant in the USA, Porto’s Bakery & Cafe. The authentic Cuban restaurant serves mouth-watering pastries, flavorful sandwiches and unique coffee creations. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant has been serving its world-famous fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits and boysenberry pie for more than 75 years. No meal is complete without dessert, and there’s no better place to go than Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour. Voted "best ice cream" by OC Weekly, Farrell’s makes mouth-watering sundaes with homemade ice cream and premium toppings, all in a turn-of-the-century American ice cream shop.

 

Perfect Planning

There’s so much to do in Southern California, it’s best to get your bearings at the California Welcome Center located at the historic Stage Stop Hotel. This is ground central for planning your visit and serves as the only official State of California visitor center in Los Angeles and Orange County. This is the place to buy discounted attraction tickets, grab free maps and brochures, get restaurant recommendations and book last-minute hotels.

 

Fun Fact

Kobe Bryant poses with Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm
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Celebrity sighting alert: Kobe Bryant, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani, among many others, have all been spotted around town.

Chef Gordon Ramsay at Knott’s Berry Farm
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Buena Park has served as the backdrop for several movies and television shows, including “National Treasure,” “The Cable Guy” and “Master Chef” with Gordon Ramsay.

Historic photo of Walter Knott and Rudolph Boysen's farm stand
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In 1932 on their farm in Buena Park, Walter Knott and Rudolph Boysen created the boysenberry – a cross between a raspberry, loganberry and blackberry.

Surfing near Buena Park in Southern California
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