Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: Thomas Wooden Railway, Chuggington, and Brio.
Pro Tip: All Gift Shop proceeds aid the restoration of the trains and educational outreach at the Museum.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Members only playday
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Q&A with the Gift-Shop Manager
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
Our kid-friendly staff provides wooden engines for our museum visitors to borrow while they play and learn at the Museum. Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Museum is a great escape where the kids can play, the parents can relax, and admission is free.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching the Museum visitors pretend and play on the painted railroad track in front of our store.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our store is run by the 501(c)(3) non-profit group which provides tours for school groups during the week, restores and operates the big trains on the weekends, and provides a service-learning program for high school students and other adults who give tours on the weekends. We are part of the Presidential Service Awards—and our volunteers provided over 6,000 individuals tours last year.
Take a trip to Jewel City Bowl in Glendale and make your next meal a good one.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
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Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Jewel City Bowl's complimentary wifi.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
The parking lot next to the restaurant offers quick and free parking, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Jewel City Bowl's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Summer of Surf helps introduce children to the fun of surfing, even if they live nowhere near the ocean. For each class of nine surfers at Summer of Surf, there are three expert instructors to help students get the hang of one day hanging ten. Kids start off on the beach, getting acquainted with the feel of the surfboard and learning about water safety, surfboard balance, and key dialogue in Point Break. After that, students take to the water to practice standing up on the board and navigating beginner-friendly waves just off the beach. The company also offers transportation to and from inland areas to ensure every child has a chance to enjoy the water.
Street Food Cinema brings the ultimate blend of food, music, comedy, and film to Phoenix this summer, with events renown in Los Angeles as seen on NBC4, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post. Phoenix venues include Steele Indian School Park and
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Whether you're aiming for just a pick-up game or practice your soccer skills, the fields at Glendale Sports Complex in Glendale allow for a perfect day.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This park also has a fabulous restaurant.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this park.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Parks can be a dime a dozen, but Casa Adobe De San Rafael isn't. For an afternoon of sun, you'll want to head to Glendale.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the park.
This park welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.