Hollywood Sets and Wine Safaris in Conejo Valley

Say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of LA and hello to its quieter but fun side when you visit Conejo Valley.
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Board Air Force One without Having to Be President

At Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, you can tour Air Force One and see a full-sized reproduction of the Oval Office as it was when President Reagan occupied the White House. Fuel up at the cafe or pub on site, so mealtime doesn't cut into your time touring the interactive exhibits.

Board Air Force One at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library in Conejo Valley, Calif.

Board Air Force One 

Oval Office Reproduction at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Conejo Valley, Calif.

How the Oval Office looked when Ronald Reagan was president

Sip Wine on a Safari

For one of the most unique wine tasting experiences ever, ride in an open-air safari vehicle on a Malibu Wine Safari at the 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch. You’ll stop several times to taste local wines, take in the rolling hill views and see wildlife like zebras, camels and alpacas. If you opt for the giraffe tour, you can meet Stanley, a retired giraffe actor.

Malibu Wine Safaris in Conejo Valley, Calif.

All aboard!

Malibu Wine Safaris at Conejo Valley, Calif.

Winding down with some wine at the end of the safari

Follow in the Path of the Stars

Hike in Malibu Creek State Park, once owned by 20th Century Fox Studios, and visit the sites where Planet of the Apes (1968) and M*A*S*H (1972-83) were filmed. Take a photo next to the M*A*S*H truck and picnic in the former mess hall spot where Hawkeye (played by Alan Alda) and his crew ate.

MASH sign in Malibu Creek State Park in Calif.

Sign left from filming of M*A*S*H in Malibu Creek State Park

Backbone Trail in Malibu Creek State Park, Calif.

Sandstone rock formations on Backbone Trail in Malibu Creek State Park

See Hollywood Sets without the Crowds

Visit a real-life motion picture set at Paramount Ranch with none of the crowds congregating at Universal Studios. Part of the National Park Service, this ranch has served as the backdrop for movies like The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock (2006) and TV shows like Westworld, Weeds and The Mentalist

Unfortunately, many of the structures were destroyed when the Woosley Fire tore through the area in late 2018. The white chapel and train station, both of which appeared in the HBO series Westworld, did survive the fire. Today, most park trails are open. The Santa Monica Mountain Fund, a nonprofit that supports the park, plans to rebuild within the next two years. 

Hollywood set at Paramount Ranch in Conejo Valley, Calif.

Hollywood set at Paramount Ranch

The church on Paramount Ranch used in Westworld

Do you recognize this church from the filming of Westworld?

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