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Thousand Oaks California Sightseeing Journey

Travelers near and far flock to the warmer weather of places like California throughout the year. There are many cities and towns in the Golden State where you can spend your next vacation, but the cozy and historic city of Thousand Oaks offers a wide array of activities, attractions, sightseeing, and more to fill your days with fun. Many of these locales are included in Thousand Oaks California sightseeing tour recommendations. Create a driving tour that passes them by, or you can stop and experience what each place has to offer.

Day 1:

Stagecoach Inn

The original structure was built in 1876, and served as a school, post office, steak house, church, and later as a gift shop and movie set. The structure was destroyed in the early 1970s. The current structure is a Monterey-style building constructed of northern California redwood and features a wraparound balcony. The Inn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and a state and county landmark in 1976.

Sycamore Tree

You wouldn’t think a simple tree would be a landmark. However, the unusually large and old California Sycamore was already over 150 years old when it was designated a landmark in 1978. Lower limbs of the tree are said to have been bent down by Chumash Indians to mark the location of underground water. The tree is located outside the Stagecoach Inn.

Timber School House & Timber School Auditorium

The school was originally constructed in 1924, with the auditorium added some years later in 1948. Currently the structures are part of the Conejo Valley High School campus. The school is the oldest original school and public building in the Conejo Valley. The children of early Conejo Valley ranchers, like the Janss, Olsen, Kelley, and other families were educated at the school. The school was added to the list in 2004.

Day 2:

Pederson House and Water Tower

Located on the grounds of California Luthern University, the historic farmhouse and water tower are owned by the school. The structures were built in 1913-14 for Lars and Karn Pederson, who were members of the Norwegian Colony that settled the northern end of the Conejo Valley in 1890. You must have an appointment to tour the structures, which were added to the state registry of historic places in 1978.

Hunt Olive Tree

The Salto Ranch was established by R.O. Hunt in 1876. This tree is the only surviving tree from the orchard he built on the ranch. The tree was moved to its current location in 1993 – the southwest corner of Hillcrest Drive and Lynn Road, which is owned by Circuit City Stores. The tree was added to the registry in 1982.

Oakbrook Regional Park Archaeological Area

An archaeological area is of course going to be a sight to see! The 428-acre park hosts 11 archaeological sites, all within a few yards of one another. The sites are located along the streambed of a narrow oak-wooded canyon. The streambed also features bedrock mortars and shelters with Chumash pictographs. While at the site, tour the interpretive museum, Chumash village reproduction, and hiking trails. The sites joined the registry in 1983.

Day 3:

Crowley House

Currently the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s district sports office, the structure was built in 1910. The house, built for Frank and Mae Casey Crowley on the Newbury Ranch is nicknamed “Mother of Thousand Oaks” due to its role as a real estate office: the office helped build and sell the first housing development in the Conejo Valley. The home is a two-story five-bedroom home featuring original hardwood floors, mahogany beams, and a volcanic rock fireplace. Make an appointment to see this historic home that was added to the list in 1986.

Banning Dam

Also known as Lake Eleanor Dam, it was built in 1889. It is a gorge with sheer cliffs and a 40- to 50-foot drop. It is one of the first few dams built in the State of California. The eight-acre Lake Eleanor and the area’s 529 acres of open land are ripe with local wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready. The area was added to the registry in 1988.

Explore the Sights and Fun of Thousand Oaks

When you stay in a vacation rental in Thousand Oaks provided by Renters Club, you’ll enjoy easy access to the many area attractions, shopping, dining, sights, and more to make your sightseeing trip fun and easy. We offer homes as large as five bedrooms in the Thousand Oaks area, so you can invite as many of your loved ones as you choose. Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in a spacious dining area. Afterward, spread out in an open living space. Enjoy a private balcony or patio or spend some time near the private pool of select units. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

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