The City of Fontana is the beneficiary of the sprawling growth of the Greater Los Angeles. While found in 1913, it remained largely agricultural for decades. Even the siting of a Kaiser steel mill in the area did little to foster population growth. In 1960 the city registered a population of just about 10,000; today over 200,000 residents call the City of Fontana home.
Mary Vagle Nature Center
Fontana is home to the Mary Vagle Nature Center, which is situated at the base of Mount Jurupa in the southern part of the city. The Nature Center offers a wide range of environmental education activities, including a reptile viewing area, displays, a diorama, and hands-on programs. The Nature Center features a one-acre pond, three miles of self-guided hiking trails, and the ninth most significant petroglyph site in the state. Hawks, rabbits, coyotes, rattlesnakes, foxes, and ducks all thrive in this protected habitat. Keeping with the theme of protecting the environment, take a new 2018 Ford Focus Electric
on your trip to the Nature Center.
Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club Speedway, originally known as California Speedway, is a two-mile banked oval racetrack that plays host to the top NASCAR series. It was built on the former site of the Kaiser steel mill. Besides NASCAR races the track has held IndyCar and motorcycle races. For those wishing to experience the track, there are a number of racing schools and driving experiences that are in-residence at different times of the year. Ford has done well at the Auto Club Speedway, winning what is now known as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Speedway a total of 12 times, the five most recent with a Ford Fusion. What better to drive to the track than in a 2018 Ford Fusion.
Center Stage Theater
Designed by the Boller Brothers, architects in Kansas City who specialized in theater design during the first half of the 20th century, the former Fontana Theater has been transformed from a movie palace to a very active dinner theater. One of about 100 theaters designed by the Bollers, the Art Deco theater first opened in 1937. Of the 10 Boller theaters constructed in California, the example in Fontana is just one of two still in operation with many demolished. In 2008, the City of Fontana completed a $6.5 million dollar renovation and renamed the Fontana Theater “The Center Stage Theater in Fontana", upcoming shows including Shrek The Musical and Singing In The Rain. What better to drive for a night at the Center Stage Theater than a sophisticated new 2018 Ford Taurus.
In the Fontana area there are many interesting places to visit. The best way to discover them is behind the wheel of a new Ford car, truck, or SUV. While in town, come on down to your local Southern California Ford Dealer, Sunrise Ford of Fontana
, and let their expert sales staff assist you in selecting the Ford that’s just right for you.