Founded in 1900 in California’s Ventura County and resting immediately West of the Simi Valley, Moorpark lies in a canyon created by the Arroyo Simi River. Moorpark features several exciting attractions such as the fully operational Underwood Family Farms, the High Street Arts Center, the Enegren Brewing Company, and several championship golf courses in the surrounding area.
1.Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark
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Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark is a fully operational working farm that offers families and friends an authentic farm experience. The farm provides a variety of activities for all ages, ranging from educational farm tours, picking fruit and vegetables, shopping at the Farm Market, and visiting animals and enjoying pony rides at the Farm Animal Center. The Farm Market sells a variety of fresh farm produce such as fruit and vegetables, homemade and jarred products, healthy snacks and beverages, while Educational Farm Tours teach learners about farm life and teach them how to pick fruit and vegetables. Underwood Family Farms hosts a variety of festivals, including Easter on the Farm, the Fall Harvest Festival, and Christmas on the Farm in December.
3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-529-3690
2.America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College
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Moorpark College’s student-run America's Teaching Zoo is a five-acre zoo that is part of the college's Exotic Animal Training and Management Program and home to more than 200 exotic animals and birds, ranging from alligators and elephants to camels, tigers, emus, and ocelots. The low-key, volunteer-managed zoo affords visitors the opportunity to see a variety of unusual animals and learn more about them with animal demonstrations and shows which are presented throughout the week. There are Discovery Stations and Animal Encounters throughout the day, and the zoo hosts various events throughout the year. America's Teaching Zoo features are open every weekend and promise a fun day out for the whole family.
7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-378-1441
3.High Street Arts Center
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The High Street Arts Center is a beautiful old theater in old town Moorpark that presents high-quality theatrical performances, concerts, classic movies and more. Based in a charming circa-1927 movie house on High Street, the aptly named High Street Arts Center has been revamped to include modern technologies with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, a retractable movie screen, and a new marquee. The community theater also offers a range of educational programs and drama classes for up-and-coming actors and hosts a variety of special events and functions throughout the year.
45 E High St, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-529-8700
4.Enegren Brewing Company
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Enegren Brewing Company is a local craft brewery on Zachary Street that produces a range of unique lager-style beers from traditional German-style lagers to hoppy American-style pilsners. Founded in 2010 by Chris and Matt Enegren and Joe Nascenzi, the independently-owned craft brewery focuses on German-Inspired beers and lager-style beers and produces six beers year-round, including Enegren IPA, Lagertha, The Lightest One, Valkyrie, Schoner Tag, and Nighthawk. The brewery also produces several rotating seasonal brews, as well as numerous special release and one-off brews that push the boundaries of regular lager craft beer. Enegren Brewing Company beers can be sampled in the tasting room, which is open Monday through Sunday at various hours.
444 Zachary St #120, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-552-0602
5.Moorpark Country Club
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Located in the folding hills and canyons of the south-western part of the Santa Susana mountain range, Moorpark Country Club is a world-class country club with a championship golf course, prime facilities and stylish clubhouse, and an upmarket restaurant with breathtaking golf course views. Facilities include a putting area and a chipping green area and a driving range for members only, as well as beautiful venues for special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries, including an expansive white gazebo, and intimate clearing complete with manicured flowerage and lighted pepper trees, and a chandelier-strung ballroom for elegant indoor receptions.
11800 Championship Dr, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-532-2834
6.Tierra Rejada Golf Club
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The Tierra Rejada Golf Club offers a championship golf course in a beautiful setting on the outskirts of Moorpark. Designed by renowned architect Bob Cupp, the 5,600-yard layout presents a challenge to low-handicap golfers with strategically placed tee boxes, accessible landing areas, and long shots over lakes and ravines. Well known for its and stunning views of the Reagan Presidential Library, the Tierra Rejada Golf Club offers exceptional golf instruction with the finest staff of teaching professionals available to help members with their game. The club features a casual restaurant which serves lunch and dinner along with live music and happy hours throughout the week, and an onsite Golf Shop sells golfing essentials, gear, and branded apparel.
15187 Tierra Rejada Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-531-9300
7.Rustic Canyon Golf Course
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Rustic Canyon Golf Course is a pristine 18-hole links-style golf course on Happy Camp Canyon Road that features beautiful green park-like surrounding and mountain views, a driving range and a casual café. Established in 2002, Rustic Canyon Golf Course has become one of the top golf courses in the region with flat, wide-open fairways, natural bunker complexes, and bump-and-run style greens, and hosts monthly tournaments every third Saturday of each month. Facilities at the club include a putting area and a chipping green area and a driving range, a casual restaurant which serves lunch and dinner, and an onsite golf shop that sells a variety of golf gear and branded apparel.
15100 Happy Camp Canyon Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-530-0221
8.Excido Escape Room
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Located in the Moorpark Campus Plaza, Excido Escape Room is an exciting escape room adventure that promises lots of exhilarating fun. Established in 2015, the family-owned business provides an unforgettable escape room experiences for all ages with kid-friendly rooms, mysterious puzzles and mind-bending clues, and a team of friendly, knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help out with any questions or room rescues. Each room has a time limit of 45 minutes in which players have to use the clues and puzzles to try and get out of the place. This is a fantastic and fun option for celebrations and special events such as birthdays, team-building exercises, and hens or stag nights.
6593 Collins Dr. D13, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-334-5975
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Carrara Pastries is a contemporary bakery that serves authentic Italian pastries, freshly baked cakes and cookies, homemade gelato, and other light fare, along with a variety of Italian coffees and specialty drinks. Owned by Tuscan-born brothers Damiano and Massimiliano Carrara, the bakery features Italian delights as tiramisu, cannolis, cheesecake, and a variety of sweet torta, all of which are prepared from scratch using only the finest imported ingredients and baked daily to ensure absolute freshness. Light lunch and snack food include gourmet sandwiches made with Italian bread and salads. The mouthwatering fare is accompanied by a range of beverages including coffees, specialty teas, Italian sodas, and fresh juices.
144 Los Angeles Ave Ste 107B, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-552-4250
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Founded to merge outstanding authentic Italian food with gracious hospitality and a casual, relaxed ambiance, Café Firenze is a popular eatery on Los Angeles Avenue that does just that. Owned by Italian, Fabio Viviani who prides himself on being a master in the art of hospitality, the charming restaurant features an open kitchen where diners can watch the expert chefs at work, outdoor patio seating for summertime alfresco-style dining, and a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. The restaurant also features a martini lounge where diners can relax over handcrafted cocktails and other libations before or after dinner and offers a tapas menu of sharing plates for those who prefer lighter fare. Café Firenze is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday, dinner only on Saturdays, and brunch and dinner on Sundays.
563 Los Angeles Ave, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-532-0048
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Located in the Tuscany Square Shopping Center, Don Luco is an authentic family-owned and operated Mexican restaurant that has been serving the community of Moorpark for nearly 50 years. One of two locations, Don Cuco Moorpark, serves a menu of traditional Mexican cuisine such as a la Parilla, mariscos, tostadas, burritos, huevos, specialty dishes and postre. The cuisine is accompanied by an array of drinks, including local and imported beers, casual wines, handcrafted cocktails, tequilas, margaritas and more. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Don Cuco also offers catering services for private events and functions, Happy Hour specials during the week, and a delicious Sunday brunch.
254 Los Angeles Ave, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-523-2261
12.Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
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The Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill is a lively, family-friendly regional restaurant chain that is best known for its hearty burgers and hot-off-the-grill barbecue, as well as Happy Hour deals offered throughout the week. Located in Moorpark Plaza, the inviting restaurant serves a menu of favorites such as prime cuts of steak and other meats, Certified Angus Beef® steaks and burgers, chicken dishes, fresh seafood plates, and fresh salads, along with a selection of craft beers, easy-drinking casual wines, and fountain drinks. The Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill also offers takeout and catering services, and is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
540 New Los Angeles Ave, Moorpark, CA 93021, Phone: 805-523-7253
12 Best Things to Do in Moorpark, California
- Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, Photo: Courtesy of enrico scarsi - Fotolia.com
- America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College, Photo: Courtesy of EmmaJo - Fotolia.com
- High Street Arts Center, Photo: Courtesy of ET1972 - Fotolia.com
- Enegren Brewing Company, Photo: Enegren Brewing Company
- Moorpark Country Club, Photo: Courtesy of VAKSMANV - Fotolia.com
- Tierra Rejada Golf Club, Photo: Courtesy of Robert Knofe - Fotolia.com
- Rustic Canyon Golf Course, Photo: Rustic Canyon Golf Course
- Excido Escape Room, Photo: Courtesy of jirakit - Fotolia.com
- Carrara Pastries, Photo: Carrara Pastries
- Cafe Firenze, Photo: Café Firenze
- Don Cuco, Photo: Don Cuco
- Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, Photo: Courtesy of osterr - Fotolia.com
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