Top 10 Things to do in Downey, United States

December 15, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Downey is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, 13 mi (21 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered part of the Gateway Cities. The city is the birthplace of the Apollo space program, and is the hometown of Richard and Karen Carpenter. It is also the home of the oldest still operational McDonald's restaurant in the world. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 111,779
Restaurants in Downey

1. The Bicycle Hotel & Casino

888 Bicycle Casino Dr, Bell Gardens, CA 90201-7617 +1 562-806-4646
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino hosts one of country's largest poker rooms and is THE place to play in the Los Angeles area. We offer a large selection of poker games and Asian games, as well as a wide range of limits to suit everyone's needs. Our desire is to make every player, from the novice to the professional, feel like they have experienced the best in service and gaming action, every time they come to play.

Reviewed By mojganjoon1 - Houston, Texas

I was here for a poker tournament and it is nice not to have to deal with traffic and just go upstairs when you are done playing!

2. Golf 'n Stuff

10555 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650-7499 +1 562-868-9956
Excellent
29%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Golf 'n Stuff

Reviewed By onep39 - LA

Great fun here. 4 golf course options give a lot of variety. Not too crowded and lots of activities, including the arcade where you can spend a lot of $$$. Staff always very friendly and courteous. I would go later in the afternoon because the heat is just too much before 3-4pm.
Will come back again!

3. Columbia Memorial Space Center

12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242-2790 +1 562-231-1200
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Reviewed By PaulMD12 - Dublin, Ireland

The Memorial Space Center is a very interesting and poignant memorial. It is really well laid out and for kids of all ages (including adults) there are many activities to keep all entertained for a few hours. The staff are really polite and helpful

4. Cerritos Library

18025 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703-8525 +1 562-916-1350
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 90 reviews

Cerritos Library

Reviewed By Joe K - Los Angeles

Whenever Cerritos residents have guests the library is the Number Three tourist attraction after Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. The award-winning Cerritos Library is owned and operated by the City.

The Children's room is outstanding having the giant aquarium as its front wall. They have their own dinosaur named 'Stan' and a group of computers to use. It's a great place for the kids.

next to the Front Desk is the media room, with a great selection of CDs and DVDs. There is an "Internet Station" where you can check your email, or do a brief search.

Upstairs by the stacks is a bank of computers to use for study for research -free.

They also have a group of 'Study Rooms' that can be reserved in advance. If you have a group study project you can use one of the rooms and not disturb the other patrons.

The library also houses a great art collection and a special event room on the top floor. The Skylight room also has a roof-top patio,

5. Paramount Drive-In Theatres

7770 Rosecrans Ave, Paramount, CA 90723-2510 +1 562-630-7469
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Paramount Drive-In Theatres

www.paramountdrivein.com

Reviewed By TiffMateas - Orange County, California

Well I had some free time after working all day on a literary project, so decided to catch a late show, but none of the local theatres' viewing times had anything I wanted to see. Enter The Paramount for a fun option. I arrived right before the 2nd show, so poked around the snack bar and video game selection. I was all at once awash in memories of fun childhood trips to both the arcade as well as my beloved fav the institute that is the iconic drive in theatre. What a lasting treasure I hope lasts for generations to come.

6. Heritage Park

12100 Mora Dr, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-3759 +1 562-946-6476
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Heritage Park

Reviewed By Kenneth L - Los Angeles, California

The park is several acres of historic building, a train, and a recreated Tongva village. The ruins of the former ranch house sits about the center surrounded by a water tank, conservatory, aviary, carriage house, and smaller buildings. Intermixed are gardens and it is a popular place for local works to enjoy lunch. In a corner is a railroad exhibit including a locomotive, refrigerated car, and caboose along with a small station and other buildings and a rose garden. The Tongva village sits at a lower elevation behind thick vegetation making it feel more like it might have hundreds of years ago. Across the street is a sculpture garden leading off to a commercial development.

The main park is open most of the day, but the Carriage Barn and Railroad Exhibit are open 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm., closed Monday and Friday and major holidays.

7. Los Angeles County Fire Museum

9834 Flora Vista St, Bellflower, CA 90706-4612 +1 562-925-0234
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Los Angeles County Fire Museum

Reviewed By gcfam79 - Los Angeles, California

This place is AMAZING when it comes to the apparatus displays from the Los Angeles County Fire Department's history. The best part for me was the actual vehicles from EMERGENCY! To see the actual Squad 51 and the original Ward LaFrance 51 was so amazing. This I would have to say is there main exhibits. The Squad is autographed by Kevin Tighe and Randolph Mantooth. You will also see one of the ambulances used for the show as well. It was such a great place to visit!! Recommend it to TV History buffs and Fire Department buffs!!! Just a heads up though, the facility is not that big, I know that there are plans for expansion but again, if you are in Fire Department History and TV History, the size of the facility won't matter, it's what is in side that does!!

8. Lock & Key Social Drinkery

11033 Downey Ave, Downey, CA 90241-3710 +1 562-822-8281
Excellent
52%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Lock & Key Social Drinkery

Reviewed By DEEMARIE Y - TUCSON

Glad I had the opportunity to discover this place while in town for business. Have to agree the pastrami sandwich was noteworthy setting a standard other sandwiches will have a hard time meeting. The meat was juicy and tender. Even the iced tea was special. Burger looked great, salad with salmon looked good too everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their food. You can tell it is crafted to order, isn't the fastest place but it allowed for us to really visit with each other.

9. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

12700 Center Court Dr S, Cerritos, CA 90703-8552 +1 562-916-8501
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Reviewed By BobbyD42 - Cerritos, California

I wish theater had more plays and top performers. Otherwise this is great theater to see someone preform. Free parking is nice too.

10. Hollywood Sports Paintball & Airsoft

9030 Somerset Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706-3402 +1 562-867-9600
Excellent
25%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Hollywood Sports Paintball & Airsoft

Reviewed By ALinCA5512 - La Habra, California

The complex for paint balling and airsoft is large and quite impressive. Several huge areas to paint ball with cement walls, cars, and buses to hide behind for a true feeling of combat.

Many of the attendees are young adult males to middle age males, which you can tell have invested heavily into the sport and come regularly.

We came to the Hollywood Sports for a 8 year old birthday party. For most of the kids, this was their 1st time paintballing. They offer a lite option to minimize the pain of being hit - which I can attest to worked as none of the kids came out crying.

To get the party started, it took about 1 hour before they even got on the field.
Training video, equipment was all part of the set up.

The kids were guided to several different fields to find amongst the birthday party group. The amount of paintballs that were given was limited, and cost additional to have enough paint balls. So this was something the kids were bummed about at the end when they ran out of paint. Prepare to spend an extra $50 + for more paint balls as the birthday party offer does not provide enough.

The party had an air conditioned private room, which was nice.

The whole entire complex needs cleaning and fresh paint. I would not have a birthday party there due to the dirty and trashy feel - but it if was cleaner and remodeled then I would definitely consider it.

Recommend the kids where long sleeves and pants. THey are given head gear, gun, and some paint balls.

The old the kids the better this location is for a party or group of boys.

If you are just there to view, there is not a good viewing area. So this was a disappointment as I was hoping to see the paintball wars.

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