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Lick Observatory 19. Roaring Camp Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad is located at 5401 Graham Hill Road, in Santa Cruz. Enjoy this re-creation of an 1880s logging town.Roaring Camp is a heritage railway with authentic 1880s steam locomotives operating on a Redwood Forest Steam Train excursion. Also available are 1920s era Beach Trains to Santa Cruz. Activities abound at the camp, including: Train Rides, California Redwoods Hike, Chuck wagon BBQ, Red Caboose Restaurant, Gold Panning, Blacksmithing, Candle- Making, Visits with the Town Marshal, Old Time Photo Studio, the General Store, Horseshoes, and Volleyball. The Camp is open seven days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm. Point Pinos Lighthouse Vision Quest Ranch Monterey Zoo 21. Located at 400 River Road, Salinas, the zoo takes great pride in offering sanctuary to many animals that can no longer participate in entertainment or would otherwise not have a home or family. Monterey Zoo offers Daily, Private, or VIP tours of its facility and each affords participants a different level of involvement. Safari Camps are also available for children seven years and up. Daily public tours are available seven days a week at 1 pm. An additional 3 pm tour is available during the summer months, June, July, and August. 20. The lighthouse is located at 80 Asilomar Avenue in Pacifi c Grove. It was lit in 1855 to guide ships on the Pacifi c Coast of California. It is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States and a fascinating part of California’s history, providing a unique perspective on life on the Monterey Peninsula over 160 years ago. The lighthouse is open year round, fi ve days a week, Thursday through Monday, 1 pm to 4 pm. No reservations required. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2017 22. The Lick Observatory, located at 7281 Mount Hamilton Road on Mount Hamilton, is owned and operated by the University of California. It fi rst began operations in 1888 as part of the University of California. Today, Lick serves astronomers from all eight UC astronomy campuses, and at any given time, over 100 observers are pursuing science programs at Lick. Lick also has a mandate to communicate the knowl- edge and thrill of astronomy to students and to the public. Annually, 35,000 adults and children visit Mt. Hamilton. The Summer Visitor’s program features lectures by renowned astronomers and welcomes visitors to view the cosmos through the 36-inch Great Refractor. Informational exhibits are featured at the Main Building where teacher-training workshops for K-12 teachers are held. The Observatory is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. 23. Gilroy Gardens Gilroy Gardens, recently recognized by the State of