9 Surprising Facts About Thousand Oaks! | Limo & Party Bus Services

View of California Lutheran University (CLU) from Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks
City view from Tarantula Hill

American Luxury Limousine knows the ins and outs of Thousand Oaks better than most. Having been a locally based limo service here for nearly 20 years, weโ€™ve grown to be a part of this beautiful Conejo Valley community. Besides transportation in town our limousine service offers gorgeous Santa Barbara wine tours to the rolling vineyards of Santa Ynez. We also provide nearby Westlake Village- and Newbury Park limousine services, as well as LAX limo transfers and party buses for rent. Let Thousand Oaks Limos present โ€œ9 Surprising Facts About Thousand Oaks!โ€

9. First SoCal Theme Park

Limo at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center
Jungleland was located at the site of the Civic Arts Plazs

Jungleland USA was the first amusement park established in SoCal, formerly located where Civic Arts Plaza stands today. Tourists and locals traveled far to get to here, where elephant-riding and lion shows were popular. First known as Goebel’s Lion Farm, it was renamed Jungleland in the mid 1920โ€™s and remained open until 1969. The park closed due to heavy competition from other theme parks, mostly due to the rising popularity of Disneyland and Knottโ€™s Berry Farm.

8. Gift From Bob Hope

Did you know Thousand Oaks residents were given a 360-acre natural preserve as a gift from Bob Hope? Located in Newbury Park, Hope Nature Preserve is beautiful and can be accessed from Lynn Oaks Park on 359 Capitan St. Situated in southeastern Newbury Park, the nature preserve sits between Hidden Valley to the south and Newbury Park to the north. The Los Robles Trail goes through the preserve and connects to various park lands throughout Conejo Valley.

7. SoCalโ€™s Largest Library

Grant R. Brimhall Library is over 80,000 sq. ft. and offers nearly 400,000 books. Although not exactly a sought-after limo destination for our service, itโ€™s by far the biggest library in Ventura County and arguably in all of SoCal. The American Radio Archive is something worth looking into, a library museum dedicated to the history of radio.

6. 4th Safest American City

We all know Thousand Oaks is pretty safe. But few may know we are also amongst the safest in the U.S. Named the fourth-safest city in the nation by The FBI in 2013, the U.S. murder rate is seven times higher than in T.O.! Not one homicide was registered in Conejo Valley in 2016.

5. Americaโ€™s Biggest Urban National Park

Santa Monica Mountains in Newbury Park, California
Santa Monica Mountains

Over 920 acres of Americaโ€™s biggest urban national park is within city limits. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is found in southern parts of Newbury Park. The waterfall, Boney Mountain, Satwiwa and Sycamore Canyon are a few things worth checking out. Although the Santa Monicaโ€™s may most often be visited for Malibu wine tours, our service has also taken clients here for wedding photos and even horseback-riding at Rocking K Horse Rentals in Newbury Park.

4. Ventura Countyโ€™s Largest Mall

With nearly 200 shops, The Oaks is the largest mall found in Ventura County. Its two-stories of shops, restaurants and a movie theater is one of the cityโ€™s most popular destinations for our service. Booking limos to The Oaks is far from uncommon!

3. Worldโ€™s Largest Biotech Firm

Did you know that Amgen is the worldโ€™s largest biotechnology firm? Situated in Newbury Park, it is also the city and valleyโ€™s largest employer.

2. 4th-Richest Community in America

You probably knew that the Conejo Valley is home to affluent communities. But few may know just how wealthy these communities are. According to USA Today in 2014, the Greater Thousand Oaks Area was named the 5th most affluent region in America. T.O. was ranked 7th richest U.S. city by CBS as of 2013. Newbury Park more specifically was ranked the 4th richest place in America by Money Magazine a few years earlier.

1. ย 2,000 Year-Old Pictographs

Limo service in Thousand Oaks, CAMost limo clients may be surprised to hear that T.O. is home to over 2,000 year-old Chumash Native-American pictographs. Located at the Chumash Indian Museum, you can get local docent-led tours to the cave-paintings on Lang Ranch Pkwy. This museum also offers replicas of traditional Chumash houses and artifact displays. You can learn more about the cityโ€™s Chumash history at the Stagecoach Inn Museum and Satwiwa Indian Center in Newbury Park.

Check Out: 8 Things T.O. Is Famous For!!

So for whatever occasion and destination, let our Thousand Oaks limos get you there in luxury, style and utmost comfort. Our T.O.-, Newbury Park and Westlake Village limo service is top rated and serves all of Southern California. Our service offers an exclusive lowest-price-guarantee for all rides by limousines and party buses. American Luxury also serves the nearby wine country, offering award-winning Malibu- and Santa Barbara wine-tasting tours.

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9 Surprising Facts About Thousand Oaks! | Limo & Party Bus Services

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