Local Attractions

Visiting the Inland Empire from out of town?  Looking for something to do after your WSC visit?  The Western Science Center is located very close to many other local attractions, from dining to entertainment to cultural opportunities to gaming.  Check them out to turn your WSC visit into a vacation!

Ramona Bowl – 5 mi., 11 min.

Built in 1922, the Ramona Bowl is home to Ramona, the longest running outdoor play and the official California state outdoor play.  Performances run April and May, visit the Ramona Bowl website for more details.

Soboba Casino - 11 mi., 25 min.

Gaming, dining, nightlife, entertainment – you can find it all at Soboba!  Visit their website for more details about entertainment and promotions available during your visit.

March Air Field – 5 mi., 11 min.

Military aviation fans can enjoy over 70 aircraft and 2000 artifacts from WWII, the Cold War, and beyond.  Features include some of the most iconic aircraft in history like the SR-71 Blackbird and the B-17 Flying Fortress.  The museum also is home to the National Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial and the War Dog Memorial, commemorating the contributions and sacrifices of our airmen and military service dogs. www.marchfield.org

Temecula – 25 mi., 35 min.

One of Southern California’s major AVAs, Temecula offers excellent wine tasting, as well as spas, restaurants, and golf.  Visit Old Town for boutique shopping and seasonal festivals and events.  Pechanga Resort and Casino offers luxury gaming and entertainment.  Click here for more things to do in Temecula!

Orange Empire Railway Museum - 20 mi., 32 min.

Celebrate Southern California’s rich railway heritage.  Exhibits feature original railway buildings from 19th Century California, and locomotives and railway cars from different periods depicting Southern California’s development from frontier to urban center.  Visit on the weekend, when you can ride in authentic historic trains on the Museum Railway!  Visit the website for more information about railway schedules and special events.


Our Location
2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet CA, 92543
Phone: 951-791-0033

10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday

Western Science Center

To inspire our community to discover the past, explore the present, and promote a sustainable future.