"Entertainment Galore in an Otherwise Average Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Buena Park by marinarena

Buena Park Travel Guide: 69 reviews and 110 photos

Buena Park

It is on the major tourist map of Southern California for its popular theme attractions- Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times and Movieland Wax Museum(closed but building still standing). If these did not exist, Buena Park would most likely be missed entirely by someone visiting out of area. Here, you find common folks, working-class with a growing middle class. Another segment of the population- Asian- Americans reside here at a growing rate but for the most part, Buena Park has a diverse population of various ethnicities.
To have more fun after visiting a theme park here, one can head on its main street, Beach Blvd to go (you guessed right) to the beach, Huntington Beach to be precise!

A bit of Hollywood in O.C.

In a way, Hollywood and Buena Park are twin sister cities. They are not identical though as their distinctions are quite clear. While in reality, Holly is modest , it is still grand compared to Buena. Yet, they are strikingly similar when it comes to entertainment. Buena Park offers Ripley's Believe it or Not- almost an exact, mirror site of Hollywood.

Also, BP has Medeival Times, a nightly sword swinging show put on by hired knights Oh yes, there is a bit of the old times celebrated in So Cal after all :-) ! Nevermind that this is a fake representation of the old!

A Buena Park symbol....

Beauty witl blemish marks.

(statue) replica that is deface. I edited the obscenity in a red blot.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:it has fun theme parks and a less congested mall with bargains
  • Cons:some unattractive lots here and there.
  • In a nutshell:Buena Park is buena (good)!
  • Intro Updated Feb 1, 2011
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  • Mar 21, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    It was my understanding that Mr. Boysen that "Invented" the Boysenberry himself, who was Mr. Knott's neighbor. Later Mrs. knott made the Jelly from these berries.

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    Jan 17, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Po'Folks! Wow... we went there on a family vacation eons ago and we still recall our amusement with that place. Good to know it's still going strong! ;)

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2006 at 3:03 PM

    used to live 1 block away from Knott's -- your page brings back some memories! greetings from Germany!

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2006 at 2:45 PM

    This is a nice page. I've been to BP several times -- usually because I was going to the not-too-far away Anaheim convention center. And Po Folks still exists? I've eaten there sometime.

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