Museums & Tourist Attractions
- Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave., offers several exhibits each year devoted to local history or events. Museum and museum store hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $1 for adults, 50 cents for students. Admission is free every Wednesday. For group tours, call 447-4513 two weeks in advance.
- Main Street Theatre, 305 Main St., Vacaville (the old Clark Theater), is continuing renovations under the auspices of New Life Production Co. A variety of family-oriented productions are planned - 451-7575.
- Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, part of the Vacaville Cultural Center, 1010 Ulatis Drive, the theater hosts a variety of musical, theatrical, dance and educational programs throughout the year - 449-6217.
- Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, in the heart of downtown Fairfield at 1035 Texas St., is home to productions by regional musical ensembles, dance companies and theater groups year round. It also houses a small art gallery - 428-7662 or 428-7664.
- Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center (Air Museum), in Building 80 on Travis, features several vintage and military aircraft on static display outdoors, plus 18,000 square feet of displays, exhibits and gift shops inside. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday. Large groups should call for a guided tour. Access to the base requires current driver's license and registration to be presented at the Main Gate Visitors Center off Air Base Parkway in Fairfield - 424-5605.
- Rush Ranch is off Grizzly Island Road, two miles south of state Highway 12 near Suisun City. It is a 2,070-acre open space consisting of salt marsh, a managed freshwater marsh, rolling grass-covered hills and small areas of planted eucalyptus trees. There are three main trail systems, and fishing is allowed in designated areas. Hunting, horses, dogs, bicycles and fires are not permitted. Call the ranch at 421-1351, or the Solano County Farmlands and Open Space Foundation at 428-7673.
- Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 3101 Busch Drive, Fairfield, offers free 45-minute tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (Monday through Saturday June 1 to Sept. 1). Reservations should be made for groups of 25 or more - 429-7595.
- Capitol State Historic Park is at the corner of First and G streets in downtown Benicia. The first state capitol stands as a handsome testament to California's colorful past. Park hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $1 for those 6 to 12, $2 for those 13 and older - 745-3385.
- Jelly Belly Factory, The Herman Goelitz Candy Co., 2400 N. Watney Way, Fairfield, offers tours of its Jelly Belly jelly bean plant from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. There's also an on-site Jelly Belly Cafe - 428-2838.
- Six Flags Marine World on Marine World Parkway (off Highway 37) in Vallejo has new rides, shows and animal exhibits. Admission is $19.99 to $39.99. Children 3 and younger admitted free. The park opens at 9 a.m. daily. and is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Parking is $7 - 643-6722 or 644-4000.
- Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St., Vallejo, is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $1.50 for adults, 75 cents for seniors and children ages 12-17, free for children younger than 12 - 643-0077.
- Western Railway Museum, Highway 12 between Rio Vista and Fairfield, features rail and streetcars, some running on formerly abandoned tracks. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday after Labor Day. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and $18 for a family group - 374-2978.