Things to Do in Apple Valley

Things to Do in Apple Valley CA

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans loved Apple Valley so much they made it their home, and their first museum was located on Happy Trails Highway (Hwy. 18). Why did they love Apple Valley so much? One reason is because of the wide, open spaces, the outstanding desert sunset, the access to mountain and ski resorts and the wide range of things to see and do.

Come see a little piece of how prehistoric man lived, by visiting the Calico Early Man Site, located on Minnelola Road exit of I-15, Yermo.

Discovered in 1942, this important archaeological site allows the public to see what prehistoric life was like. Thousands of tools and other artifacts can be viewed year-round, Wednesday through Sunday. Call (760) 252-6000 for more information.

Calico Ghost Town is another historical site. Once a thriving silver mining community, it is now a great place to take the family. You can dine, be entertained, take a train ride, walk through a mine and watch cowboys shoot it out on Main Street. Call (760) 254-2122 for more information.

California Route 66 Museum celebrates a time when the automobile was king. The museum includes artifacts of the famed Route 66, rotating exhibits and a permanent display of roadside attractions. Hulaville. Call (760) 951-0436 for more information.

San Bernardino County Fairgrounds is home to annual events, including the County Fair. Over 100,000 people attend the fair to enjoy a rodeo, award-winning livestock, a carnival, vendor booths, stage shows, art and photo shows, craft shows and much more. Other events include stock car racing, Special Olympics, a gun show and more. Call (760) 951-2200 for more information.

Turn back the clock and learn about the town’s history at the Apple Valley Legacy Museum. Located at the Historic Apple Valley Inn #153 (old Bob Hope Cottage) viewings of the displays host Roy & Dale memorabilia, Murray’s Dud Ranch, film star Herb Jeffries, Terri Lee dolls, the Apple Valley Fire District, library and dairy. Learn about the town founders, Yucca Loma Ranch, Apple Valley Legacy Trail/Hilltop House and old cowboy films. Call (760) 985-1918 for more information in becoming a member or donor.