Attractions in San Jose

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is much more than your average aquarium. This ocean science laboratory gives visitors the chance to view a wide variety of aquatic life, such as tropical fish and sharks. Hands-on touch tanks enable you to hold a living, breathing sea star, also known as a starfish. See the largest whale skeleton in the entire world and view other fascinating exhibits during your journey. This public facilities aims to protect ocean life through science and conservation. Here you will see how scientists come up with their conclusions and make discoveries in the deep blue waters.

Roaring Camp Railroads
View some of the area's oldest locomotives at Roaring Camp Railroads. Dating back to the 1890's, visitors will have the chance to ride aboard a working steam engine train. These preserved vehicles were once used as a major passenger transportation system throughout America. During the train ride, you will be brought all the way to Bear Mountain and then return for a round-trip total time of 1.15 hours. Head through narrow passageways, around redwood trees and over trestles until reaching the summit of Bear Mountain.

Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House was first built in 1884 and continues to amaze guests through it's outstanding architecture and unique oddities that lie inside. A widow by the name of Sarah L. Winchester had an idea for the construction of this home and it was not fully completed until her death over thirty-eight years later. Inside, the Victorian-style mansion is full of her odd collection, making it a real mystery to everyone. Visitors can now take their own self-guided tour through the 160 rooms that make up the mansion and see what is hiding around every corner.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is home to a wide variety of cutting-edge works of art and historic masterpieces. It is also one of the largest museums of both modern and contemporary art in America. Exhibits can be enjoyed by art lovers, families and those who are simply looking for something fun to do.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Visit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to view contemporary art from around the world. See works of art created by Bay Area locals and compare them to what has been designed from artists in other countries. Each piece of art located at the center reflects the current ideas of our time.