Attractions & Entertainment

California Lutheran University is ideally located in Thousand Oaks between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in beautiful Ventura County. Surrounded by the Pacific coastline and the Santa Monica Mountain Range, fun-filled destinations are no more than a few miles away and vary from the seashore to mountains, lakes and amusement parks including Universal Studios and Disneyland.

On the move

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area provides an impressive variety of nature trails for hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, picnickers, equestrians and campers. Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village maintain numerous scenic trails, green belts and protected bike lanes, while various neighborhoods have networks of equestrian trails.

In addition to walking, jogging, hiking, and horseback riding, locals and visitors can enjoy golfing, tennis, swimming, fishing, boating and sailing at various locations throughout the county. Swimmers, sunbathers and surfers swarm the well-known beach parks from Ventura to Malibu.

Island fun

Nearby commercial harbors offer sports fishing, whale watching and tours to Channel Islands National Park where a marine sanctuary contains giant kelp forests that shelter more than 1,000 species of ocean life is located.

Hiking and camping are permitted on all the islands, and sea caves and deserted coves attract snorkeling and scuba diving as well as kayaking and boating. Many excellent state and county beaches, as well as campgrounds, are scattered along the coastline.

The good life

Consistently named one of the safest cities in the United States, Thousand Oaks is home to more than 15,000 acres of public open space. Inviting climate, country setting, and attractive living conditions make the area one of the most desirable in Southern California.

Show time

The cultural arts are alive and flourishing with numerous theatres, museums and year-round events. The world-class Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza offers a wide variety of performances including popular entertainers, Broadway musicals, ballet, symphony, live theatre, distinguished speakers, comedy, jazz, and award-winning children's shows.

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Chumash Interpretive Center

3290 Lang Ranch Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 492-8076
Provides a hike to Chumash Indian caves, including a museum with artifacts

Conejo Valley Botanic Garden

350 W. Gainsborough Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-7630
Preserve with a wide variety of plants that are native to this area.

Gardens of the World

2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 557-1135
Lovely international garden spot across from the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts plaza and City Hall.

National Park Service (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area)

401 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 370-2300
Provides trail maps and information about camping, surfing, hiking, horse and mountain biking trails.

Reyes Adobe Ranch House

5464 Reyes Adobe Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 597-7361

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with Air Force One Pavilion

40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-2977
Just across the border of Thousand Oaks into Simi Valley

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

4126 1/2 W. Potrero Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 375-1930

Stagecoach Inn Museum

51 S. Ventu Park Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 497-0018
Docents tell the story of the early days of the Conejo Valley; museum and souvenir store.

Wildwood Park and hiking trails

West terminus of Avenida de los Arboles
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-2163

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Performance Theatre

Thousand Oaks
Arts Council Center of the Conejo Valley

Theatre on the Hill
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
(805) 381-2747
Seating capacity: 112 (Young Artists Ensemble)

Backlot Theatre

1408 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
(805) 497-8606
Seating capacity: 60-100

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road
(805) 495-3715
Seating capacity: 188

Preus-Brandt Forum

California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road
(805) 493-3415
Seating capacity: 246

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Countrywide Performing Arts Center

Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts
Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
(805) 449-ARTS

Agoura Hills
Canyon Club Dinner Theatre

28912 Roadside Drive
(818) 879-5016
Seating capacity: 150

Stage Door Theatre

28311 Agoura Road
(818) 889-5209
Seating capacity: 49

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Movie Theaters

Thousand Oaks
Mann 9 Theatres at Janss Marketplace

Moorpark Road at Hillcrest Drive
(805) 374-9656

United Artists Thousand Oaks 5

The Oaks Shopping Center
(805) 777-FILM, No. 315

Westlake Village
Mann Village 8 Westlake Village

180 Promenade Way
Westlake and Thousand Oaks Boulevards
(805) 379-2299

Westlake Village Twin

477 Lakeview Canyon Road
(805) 777-7876 or (818) 889-8061

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