Best Places To See in Hayward, CA

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JAPANESE GARDENS

22325 N 3rd St, Hayward, CA 94546

Since 1980

Parks, Botanical Gardens, Parking, Restrooms, Wedding Site Rental, Japanese Gardens, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Native Stone and Plants, Wood Constructions, Pond, Nails and Fasteners, Educational Programs, Cafe, Virtual Tour, Gift Shop, Weekend Programs & Garden Tours

District residents should be prepared to show proof of residency in order to secure the discounted resident rate - The garden was designed by Kimio Kimura - Area 3.5 acres

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Mon - Sun : 8:30 am- 4:00 pm

I was pleasantly surprised by the Hayward Japanese Garden. It is actually really nice, especially considering that it's free. While on the smaller side, it is definitely bigger than San Mateo's Japanese Garden. It is very close to the highway so very easy and convenient to get to. There are two parking lots: one right off the street for general parking and one closer to the entrance that looked to be all handicapped parking.
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HAYWARD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

Since 1956

Museum, Mcconaghy House, Meek Mansion, San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery, Explore The Paranormal, Current Exhibits, Past Exhibits, Future Exhibits, Community Gallery, Collections, Artifacts, Research, Education, School Tours, Discovery Kits, In-Class Presentations, Teacher Resources, Film Festival & Independence Day Celebration at Meek Park

Members, Children 4 and under: Free Admission - They promotes an understanding of their shared history and the challenges and opportunities of the future by collecting, preserving and interpreting the diverse heritage of the East Bay community

Price: Adults $5, Students and Seniors (65+) $3

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Wed - Sun : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon & Tue : Closed

My husband grew up in San Lorenzo (as did his father and grandfather). We bought our first home less than a half mile from the house that his father and grandfather built in the 50's. In the short time I have lived here I have come to love this area! We found this museum/society after yelping for a good breakfast place (the cannery). After eating there, we decided to become members and I was fortunate enough to meet with one of their archivists this morning!
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C.E. SMITH MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542

Since 1975

Museum, Art Gallery, Current Exhibit, Against All Odds Virtual Exhibition, All Aboard The Impact of Trains on American Culture, Forgotten Contributions of the Bay Area Chinese, Kachinas: The Spirit of the Hopi, Cracking the Ancestor Code, Instructional Comic Book, DNA Podcast & In the Shadow of Machu Collection

Free Admission - The museum offers opportunities and materials for student research and internships in archaeology and ethnology

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Mon - Fri : 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat & Sun : Closed

The C. E. Smith Museum of Anthropology invites you to discover global perceptions of biological and cultural dimensions of diversity and to explore the diverse history of California. Designed by students, The Human Mosaic exhibition explores human adaptation, gender, and concepts of race, showcasing the Middle East, Mali, and local Bay Area collections from different cultural periods of California.
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