Palmdale boasts a wide array of attractions catering to all ages and interests. From exploring the fascinating world of aerospace to enjoying an epic water park adventure or witnessing the seasonal wildflowers in the great outdoors, there's something for everyone here. Join us as we explore some of the top things to do in Palmdale with your family and friends.

Aerospace Museums in Palmdale 

Blackbird Airpark

Nestled within the United States Air Force Plant 42, Blackbird Airpark is an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards AFB, created to showcase the Blackbird family of military aircraft. Aerospace fans will love exploring the park, admiring displays of real, restored, and preserved military aircraft. 

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark showcases a display of 21 (and counting) genuine static, retired military aircraft to pay homage to the city’s deep connection to the aerospace industry and to teach visitors about the significance of Plant 42. The on-site collection of aircraft was flown, tested, designed, produced, or modified at this Palmdale facility. 

Palmdale Parks

Explore Palmdale's beautiful parks, starting with a visit to Sam Yellen Park and Dog Park, where you and your pup can run around. Then, check out Desert Sands Park, which features a gorgeous, hand-painted mural, a walking path, and multiple sports courts and fields. At Courtney's Playground, your kids can experience a safe play space that offers fun opportunities for every child regardless of their individual, cognitive, or physical needs.  

Make a splash at DryTown Water Park, which features six acres of exciting attractions, including water slides, a lazy river, a splash pad play area, and more. DryTown is open from late May through early September. Make your visit to this popular attraction a breeze by planning ahead and purchasing your tickets online. When you get hungry, stop by Dusty’s Grill for a delicious burger, a variety of sushi, or a rice bowl.  

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is a must-visit attraction in nearby Lancaster. The nature reserve boasts eight miles of scenic trails through rolling hills. Some of these paths are paved and wheelchair-accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy the opportunity to spot wildlife in this beautiful setting. The area is best known for its springtime California Poppy wildflower blooms, which paint the hills in vibrant yellow and orange shades.

Beyond these attractions, Palmdale offers a wealth of opportunities to explore arts and culture and indulge in some retail therapy. See below for more Palmdale attractions.