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San Jose, California

San Jose surpassed San Francisco in population to become the third most populous city in California. By the 1990s, San Jose's location within the booming local technology industry earned the city the nickname Capital of Silicon Valley.

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Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester house is arguably the most peculiar house ever built, this 160-room mansion has doors that open into thin air, stairs to nowhere, and windows facing walls. This supposedly haunted structure is still open for tours to this day. The Winchester mansion is open everyday except Christmas. Every Halloween and 13th Friday there is a night time flashlight tour.

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is the only museum in the world that has been built in a style which resembles buildings in ancient Egypt. This amazing place contains 2000+ exhibit which include some of the best-preserved mummies of adults, children, and even animals. Besides the museum on the same property there a a large and beautiful planetarium and garden, all totally unique to any other modernly-built structures in the world.

San Jose State University

San José State was founded as the California State Normal School by the California Legislature on May 4, 1857, and is the oldest public university in California. The California State Normal School was itself derived from the Minn's Evening Normal School, which was also known as the San Francisco Normal School. The San Francisco normal school, led by principal George W. Minns trained elementary teachers as part of that city's high school system from 1857 to 1862.

Alum Rock Park

LOCATED IN THE WESTERN FOOTHILLS of the Diablo Range about eight miles northeast of Downtown San Jose, this is the crumbled remains of a once-grand resort that capitalized on the mineralized waters and hot springs that flowed from the sedimentary rocks along the bottom of Penitencia Creek in Alum Rock Canyon. Some of the springs included: sulfur, magnesia, iron and carbonated soda springs. The 720 acre park was established by the City of San Jose in 1872, the first municipal park in the state of California.

Downtown San Jose

The town was first settled in 1777, when the town of San José moved somewhat inland from its original location on the banks of the Guadalupe River. In 1850 San José incorporated to become California's first city and the location for California's first state Capitol. The area was a typical small city downtown until the aggressive expansion of San José into surrounding areas led by A. P. Hamann forced city spending to the outlying areas and led to downtown's decline.

Paramount's Great America Theme Park

California's Great America is Northern California's most thrilling theme park with more than 50 rides, roller coasters and attractions. Included with admission is Boomerang Bay, California's Great America's in-park waterpark. For younger guests the park has a universe of Nickelodeon fun, friends, and adventures. The stars of Nickelodeon's top-rated television programs step off-screen and come to life to interact with their No. 1 fans in 10 exciting Nickelodeon rides and attractions.

Raging waters

Raging Waters San Jose, Northern California 's Largest Waterpark, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon's Den. Raging Waters features thrilling high-speed slides, and family attractions like the 350,000-gallon Wave Pool and The Pirate's Cove- an interactive themed water fort. Raging Waters is located off Tully Road on the grounds of beautiful Lake Cunningham Regional Park in San Jose and is easily accessible from major highways.

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

San José's 5 1/2–acre Municipal Rose Garden – a one-time prune orchard – is today one of the most attractive of its kind in the world, drawing thousands of visitors each year. The Garden is exclusively devoted to shrubs of the rose family and features over 4,000 rose shrubs with 189 varieties represented. The Garden was championed by early members of the Santa Clara County Rose Society, and on November 20, 1927, the San José City Council voted to set aside 5 1/2 acres just outside of downtown San José.

San Jose Museum of Art

The San Jose Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA. Founded in 1969, the museum hosts a large permanent collection emphasizing West Coast artists of the 20th- and 21st-century. Many of the changing exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art focus on the West Cost and California. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, a great many exhibitions are centered on the intersection of art and technology.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is a large Roman Catholic church located in Downtown San Jose. The minor basilica is the cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California. The basilica is named for Saint Joseph, patron saint of the universal church. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is listed as a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Santana Row

Santana Row is an upscale shopping center in San Jose, California. Westfield Valley Fair is located just to its north, on the other side of Stevens Creek Boulevard, and the Winchester Mystery House just to the west, across Winchester Boulevard. Santana Row is home to many luxury restaurants, outlets, muti-million dollar condominiums, spas and salons and a 213 room boutique hotel, located in the heart of Santana Row. Several retailers including Gucci, Burberry, Max Azria, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Brooks Brothers are also located in Santana Row.

Kelley Park

Kelley Park in San Jose, California, USA is 156 acres (631,000 m²), including diverse facilities such as Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden, History Park at Kelley Park, Portuguese Historical Museum, and Viet Museum within the history park. Most of the rest of the park is picnic areas, lawns, groves of trees, and plenty of pathways in between. Kelley Park is located at the intersections of Story and Senter Roads in East San Jose. The land was once a farm owned by Judge Lawrence Archer, a former mayor of San Jose.

HP Pavilion

The HP Pavilion at San Jose, commonly called The Shark Tank or The Tank, both of which come from its primary tenant, or, just simply, the HP Pavilion, or as the San Jose Arena (after its former name), is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in San Jose, California. HP Pavilion houses the following sports teams: the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League and the San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League.

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