California's Great America - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
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About California's Great America
A 100-acre (40 ha) amusement park featuring over 40 rides and attractions. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication.
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Gold Striker is a wooden roller coaster located at California's Great America theme park. The coaster opened in 2013 and is one of the tallest and fastest wooden coasters in the world. It features a 50-degree drop and reaches speeds of up to 87 km/h. Gold Striker is an adrenaline-pumping experience that any thrill seeker will love.
This is a steel inverted roller coaster located at California's Great America in Northern California. The ride begins with a small right-hand turn followed by the 102-foot lift hill. The drop at the top of the hill begins with a sharp left turn. After the initial drop of 91 feet (27 meters), the train reaches its maximum speed of 50 miles per hour.
This is a steel roller coaster at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction. This is the ninth roller coaster at California's Great America, and features a 90-degree drop, three inversions, and an off-roading adventure theme. RailBlazer is also the second coaster in California to have a drop of 90 degrees or more. The first one being Hangtime at Knott’s Berry Farm.
South Bay Shores is a water park located at California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, California. Originally covering 2.7 acres , the water park was expanded the following year in 2005 to 11 acres with the addition of a lazy river ride, two water slides and a 150,000-US-gallon swimming pool.
The Intel Museum introduces students to the world of micro-miniature computer chips, where millions of electronic components are packed onto quarter-inch squares of silicon, and time is measured in billionths of seconds. The museum is open weekdays and Saturdays except holidays. It is open to the public with free admission. The museum was started in the early 1980s as an internal project at Intel to record its history.
Baylands Park provides over 70 acres of developed parkland offering active recreation, pathways and picnic areas for families and large groups. It offers biking, hiking, nature trails and access to the San Francisco Bay Trail, which connects 300 miles of trails along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay.
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Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world. The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.