History and Culture
Explore Santa Cruz's History & Culture
The Museum of Art & History
In addition to its outdoor sculpture garden and rooftop gallery designed to highlight pieces from the museum's permanent collection in granite, clay, bronze, and other mediums, The Museum of Art and History also displays an eclectic mix of historical collections and visiting art exhibits.
Shakespeare Santa Cruz
A professional repertory company and acclaimed as one of the nation's top ten most influential Shakespeare companies.
Historic Steam Train
Roaring Camp, located just six miles up the hill from Santa Cruz, is a re-creation of an 1880's logging town, operating trains every day of the year except for Christmas Day. This heritage railway boasts authentic 1880's steam locomotives operating on our Redwood Forest Steam Train excursion and 1920's era Beach Trains to Santa Cruz. Choose your ride between two main rides:
- Beach Train - A 3-hour round trip ride, from Roaring Camp to the Beach Boardwalk.
- Steam Train - A one-hour round-trip featuring a ride up Bear Mountain.
Roaring Camp also has special events throughout the year. Visit www.RoaringCamp.com for train schedules and more information.