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Culture of Ontario Town. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

ontario explorer The Granada Theatre cultural center is a famous historical symbol of Ontario. It was built in 1926 at the initiative of local wealthy industrialists and is also known as the Emmon’s Building. After its construction, the theater building whose hall could accommodate 954 spectators became the most beautiful architectural monument in Southern California. It housed a modern cinema hall, as well as a beautiful hall for theater performances and other entertainment shows.
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One of the leading supervisors of the theater construction project was the famous city official Dr. Calvert Emmons who dealt with public health issues in the first half of the 20th century. The cultural center was managed by his heirs until 1973 when it became state property. Currently, several shops are open on the ground floor of the historic building, and its other part is occupied by offices. All kinds of performances are regularly held in the well-preserved theater hall featuring an incredibly beautiful historic design.
Among other historical monuments that still stand in the city, the old post office stands out. Its building is noteworthy for its artistic decoration. Several beautiful frescoes created by talented masters in the 40s of the last century have been preserved here. One of the frescoes captures the city's main avenue - Euclid Avenue, while others are dedicated to the industrial past of the city. Copyright
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Among Ontario's cultural centers, it's worth mentioning the Museum of History and Art - the largest and most visited museum in town. A large part of its exposition is also about Ontario's industrial past. The museum has gathered lots of interesting theme-based exhibits. Especially interesting is the collection of photographs depicting prominent city figures and industrialists who contributed to the city's rapid development. The museum will be interesting to visit and fans of painting, as it stores a diverse collection of paintings by local artists. Part of the museum’s halls is used for temporary art exhibitions that take place almost every month here.
Toronto, Ontario All motor racing enthusiasts should go check out the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Its collection is very diverse and is entirely about the popularization of motorsport. Here you can see exhibits from the past and innovative ones. The museum presents racing cars that were created at the dawn of motorsport, as well as the latest models of racing technology. The institution occupies a spectacular Art Deco building, which in itself is a valuable architectural monument. The museum is also notable for the fact that Auto Club Raceway passes nearby. It is one of the most famous race tracks in the United States.
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Connoisseurs of contemporary art will love the Chaffey Comunity Museum of Art that was opened in 1941. Its story is interesting and tragic at the same time. The founders of this museum were the spouses Francis and Helen Line. When their daughter Barbara was 8 years old, she died of leukemia. This tragic event prompted the couple to open a small art gallery, which initially presented only 9 paintings. Over time, it attracted the attention of famous Californian artists, and in a matter of years, the museum’s collection has expanded tenfold.
Paris,Ontario The museum's founders were talented film directors and traveled a lot for their job. They brought paintings of little-known artists from every trip. Each canvas found an honorable place in their gallery. Today, for the convenience of visitors, the museum’s large-scale collection is divided into several thematic halls. The oldest works presented here are dated to the 20s of the last century. Besides beautiful paintings brought from different parts of the world, visitors can see other works of art. These include beautiful wrought iron panels, original stone installations in the Oriental style, glasswork, and other incredible masterpieces by modern masters.
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If all the city’s attractions and cultural centers aren’t enough, you can go explore the surroundings of Ontario. Nine kilometers from the city is the Planes of Fame Air Museum dedicated to aviation in the first half of the 20th century. Its most valuable exhibits are old military aircraft, many of which were used by the US Army during the Second World War. The museum occupies a vast territory and most of its exhibits are displayed in the open air. Despite its serious subject, the museum is considered a great place to visit with children.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Ontario Town
♥   Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, 42.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Los Angeles, 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Glendale, 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission Basilica of San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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