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San Jose, California, is home to the voice of Mario and Luigi, Charles Martinet. It also hosts the world's largest rat, a 30-foot-tall statue of Chuck E. Cheese. In Guadalupe River Park, you can find the biggest Monopoly board in the world. It covers 30 square feet, and it's no wonder why this banking game is set here: San Jose is known as "Silicon Valley" for all of the money and talent involved in the tech industries that are located in the city. Come see what else San Jose is all about at these family-friendly attractions:
Once you arrive, head to the intersection of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue to see a replica of Santa Clara Valley as it was in olden times. Here, you can visit a blacksmith shop to see where horseshoes and important metal items used to be made. Stop at the Dashaway Stables to see where old carriages and horses were once kept and fed. The Empire Firehouse is a reconstruction of the original building that held the Empire No. 1 Engine Company, who ran the cities first steam fire engine. This park is free to attend and has plenty of parking spaces available. Some of the buildings are open for the public to enter and peruse during park hours. Others are available only on special occasions. For festivals and events some townspeople are in the park, going about their days as if it really was the 1800s. Bring the history books to life when you take your family to this fun park.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Are you bringing little ones on your trip to California? Spend a day at this exciting museum where they can play and learn through hands-on exhibits and experiences. Stop in the art loft to paint and draw before heading to the bubble exhibit to catch and build giant soap bubbles! Pretend you're a family of archeologists or cave people at the Mammoth Discovery exhibit, where you can find fossils and see a mammoth skeleton! There's even a theater that hosts drop-in workshops, films and performances where attendees can learn about culture, science and more. The museum is open seven days a week1
Drive to 1251 South 10th Street and you can enjoy a San Jose State University Spartans game. The team has been playing here since 1933, when the facility first opened during a game against San Francisco State. The 44-6 win set the tone for the seasons to come. Today, 30,456 people can watch the Spartans from the stands. Not only are sporting events held here, the SJSU graduation ceremonies take place on the field. College-level and professional soccer has been played at this stadium and the area has also hosted musical concerts, high school football games, band competitions and religious convocations. There are plans to renovate the facility in the future to allow for more suites and bleachers on the east side. Don your yellow and blue and cheer for the Spartans!