The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven; temporarily while they heal or permanently as they are unable to survive on their own. We are extremely proud that the vast majority of animals brought to us for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment. Those that remain with us on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and cannot be released back into the wild to care for themselves.
747 Clubview Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA. (909) 584-1299 Website
The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain Recreation Area in Big Bear Lake, home of the world-famous Alpine Slide, offers family fun activities year round. In the summer there is a cool water slide and in the winter there is plenty of fun snow play. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is home to Southern California’s only authentic bobsled experience. Begin with a scenic chairlift ride to the top. From there, riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds, each with Teflon runners and ball bearing wheels, down their choice of two quarter-mile long cement tracks filled with high-banked turns and long straightaways. The new Mineshaft Coaster opened in 2020 and is the first and only Mountain Coaster in California! Ride alone or with a passenger, as you control your speed through hairpin turns, dips, tunnels, bridges, and 360-degree corkscrews along the mountainside on a mile long track. 800 Wildrose Lane Big Bear Lake, CA 909-866-4626 Website
Big Bear Ropes Course
Take your family on an invigorating aerial adventure that will have you balancing on ropes, crossing bridges and climbing through obstacles: all from the safety of a climbing harness! Our ropes course sends participants on a self guided tour through 37 obstacles spread over 6,400sq feet on 2 levels, 12 to 35 feet in the air, offering fun that will elevate your family vacation to a whole new level.
42825 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 909-585-0075
Opened in 1998, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the largest visitor center in the Big Bear Valley. Stop by and be one of the more than 190,000 yearly visitors to experience exhibits, weekly programs, eco-tours. Enjoy special events like outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. Our goal is to ensure your visit here is enjoyable and heightens your awareness to become a more knowledgeable and responsible caretaker of the San Bernardino National Forest.
40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA 909-890-0400 Website
The Bowling Barn is located in the beautiful mountain community of Big Bear Lake, CA. We are located within minutes of the lake, village, ski resorts, and all that Big Bear Lake has to offer. We are THE place that you should visit on EVERY trip you make to Big Bear. Our 16-lane bowling facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art bowling scoring system. No need to keep score, our fully computerized system will take care of that for you. Our arcade has the latest games, and Laser Maze too. 40625 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA
Open from April to October, Big Bear Speedway delivers a real racing experience with full-featured SODI RT8 Karts. Choose either a single kart or double training kart with two steering wheels for double riders. Compete against the clock while reaching speeds of up to 30 mph on a 1/5 mile open-air racetrack filled with hairpin turns and s-curves. Drivers buckle in and wear full-face visor helmets.
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain 800 Wildrose Lane Big Bear Lake, CA 909-866-4626
Enjoy live blacksmith demonstrations, over 1 million artifacts, and nine restored buildings on 2 fun-filled acres. Kids gold pan for free (accompanied by a paying adult). Use our sluice and gold pans to find nice pieces of pyrite. Take home what you find and remember an important piece of California’s history.
The Big Bear Valley Historical Society is an organization of people dedicated to preserving the rich history of the area and promoting an appreciation of its colorful and diverse heritage.
Santa Land is a family themed interactive destination in the Village Mall Suite #6 behind Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House. Experience this year-round attraction with added seasonal events for all ages. The activities at Santa Land include 12 different themed rooms, including a child’s playroom, gift shop, snack bar as well as selfie stations. Lasting memories are made daily at Santa Land.
40729 Village Dr, Suite 6, Big Bear Lake CA 909-878-0312