Comfort Inn & Suites
1825 West Avenue J12
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661) 723-2001
Fax: (661) 723-0292
The Singing Road or Civic Music road in Lancaster, CA was built specifically for a Honda commercial in September 2008. Engineered in such a way that when driven over, it produced the melody of William Tell Overture's finale. Unfortunately, the neighbors couldn't take anymore of it so it had to be paved off after a mere 18 days. However, another music road was built in a more secluded area on Avenue G, where it still stretches about a quarter mile. Although some complain that it sounds nothing like the original William Tell Overture, it is a source of joy and wonder for tourists and locals alike.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to caring for abandoned farm animals, and the refuge itself is a veritable paradise. Bring your kids along during their Sunday tours to meet a whole lot of four-legged, furry and feathered friends who share this 26-acre sanctuary. If you really fall in love with one of the animals ask about their adoption program. Events are often held here, aimed at increasing awareness towards cruelty to farm animals. What better reward bringing awareness to this cause than with a cheery woof, cluck, moo, mew or a big, wet "thank you" lick!
A Center for feline breeding and research, The Cat House protects 70 endangered feline species from extinction. Visitors can see these animals from a distance of 5 feet (1.5 meters). Some of these include leopards, tigers, jaguars, cougars, Canadian lynx, Bobcat, Margay and Ocelot, among many others. The Cat Center does well to preserve the future of these animals and give them a home where they can breed, as well allow research on all of these 19 species. The institute is run entirely on public funds. For all those who love big wild cats, a visit to The Cat House is a must.
Comprising of unique rock formations that began more than 20 million years ago, Vasquez Rocks make an iconic site that has been featured in numerous TV series, movies and documentaries. The site is named after the notorious bandit Tiburcio Vasquez who used these rock formations to hide from the law in 1874. As of today however, the site is sought out for hiking, picnics and horseback riding. Owing to its prehistoric significance, the site was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
The Shambala Preserve cares and protects exotic animals that were either abandoned or suffered from neglect. Elephants, tigers, leopards and many other wild animals are a part of this sanctuary. For more details about its efforts and endeavors, check website.