Here are the essential places to visit in San Jose, California. The selection is made using the FavRiver scoring system which takes into account the most relevant metrics and expert reviews.
Last update : Jul 08, 2019
16Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose
The Sikh Gurdwara or Sikh Gurdwara - San Jose (a gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship) was founded in San Jose, California, USA in 1985 by leaders of the then-rapidly growing Santa Clara Valley Sikh community. It is the largest gurdwara in North America.
Gurdwara Sahib of San Jose
17Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) is a cultural institution serving children, families, and schools in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. Located in downtown San Jose, California on Woz Way, the street is named after Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, whose nickname is "Woz," and who was the single largest private donor during the original capital campaign that funded the museum. Children's Discovery Museum is a member of the Association of Children's Museums and the Association of Science-Technology Centers.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose has been ranked by Child Magazine as one of the top 10 children's museums in the United States and ranked by the London Observer as one of the top 5 science centers in the world.
The museum opened its doors in 1990, and over 6 million visitors have attended. The museum builds and displays interactive exhibits that they believe respond to children's diverse educational needs. The 52,000-square-foot (4,800 m2) purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta.
The museum's signature programs such as BioSITE and Discovery Youth encompass the broad themes of community, connections and creativity. These programs are intended to provide facilitated, focused, and sustained learning. The museum's goal is to create interactive exhibits that invite self-directed, open-ended explorations.
In a redevelopment plan released in November 2008, the city of San José has stated its intentions to put forth five million dollars in funds, which will allow the museum to expand by 2013. Plans are to add a new baby mammoth exhibit.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
18Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (San Jose)
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is a large Roman Catholic church in Downtown San Jose, which serves as the cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California, with the distinction of minor basilica.
The basilica is named for Saint Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and namesake of San Jose, California.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (San Jose)
19San Jose Museum of Art
The San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) is an art museum in downtown San Jose, California, United States. Founded in 1969, the museum hosts a large permanent collection of West Coast artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is located at Circle of Palms Plaza, beside Plaza de César Chávez
San Jose Museum of Art
20Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a 4,163 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury ("quicksilver") mines adjacent to south San Jose, California, USA. The park's elevation varies greatly: the most used entrances (on the east side of the park) are less than 600 feet (183 m) above sea level, while the highest point in the park is over 1,700 feet (518 m) above sea level.
The park is owned by the County of Santa Clara and managed by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. Its grounds include the Guadalupe Reservoir and features sweeping views of San Jose. Adjacent to the park is the Almaden Reservoir. The Casa Grande Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum is located in nearby New Almaden. The park is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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