Simi Valley





Simi Valley is midsize city with population of 124,237 in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California. The city is located 40 miles (64.4 km) from Downtown Los Angeles and is surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountain range and the Simi Hills, west of the San Fernando Valley and east of the Conejo Valley.

Simi Valley is known as the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where the former president was laid to rest following his death in 2004. The town sits adjacent to the site of America's first significant nuclear accident, at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in 1959.

Attractions in Simi Valley includes:

  • Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village: a California Historical Landmarks of fanciful 'village' of shrines, walkways, sculptures, and buildings built from recycled items and discards from the local dump.
  • Rancho Simi: a California Historical Landmarks ands the site of the headquarters of the Spanish Rancho San José de Nuestra Senora de Altagarcia y Simi, one of the state's largest land grants with 113,000 acres. Inside the area is The Strathearn Historical Park and Museum.
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: the presidential library and final resting place of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States.



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