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Downey: Trip through Time - Casa de Parley, Oldest McD's and Columbia Memorial

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Please Note: Read the directions carefully below BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event:

1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate. When you arrive at Casa de Parley, call me at 714-658-4099. Do not text me.

2) This is a 3 part event - meaning we will be visiting 3 separate places in Downey. You do not need to visit all 3 locations but we will be starting at the 1st location which is the Casa de Parley Johnson.

3) The cost of the tour to visit Casa de Parley Johnson is around $10 or $15 per person.

The cost to visit the Columbia memorial Space Center is $5 per person.

1st Stop: Casa de Parley Johnson

About 2 months ago, I went on a bus tour of South LA and we visited but did not enter several points of interest that caught my attention. The first of them, Casa de Parley has beautiful grounds and is a historic house in Downey. Its normally not open to the public and its very rare they allow tours inside, so when I found out they would be open for public tours this day, I made sure to put it on my calendar since this might be my only chance to see its interiors.

2nd Stop: The oldest operating McDonald's and museum

10207 Lakewood Blvd
Downey, CA 90241

This is the oldest standing and operating McDonald's i the world. And it has a museum we can visit too!

3rd Stop: Columbia Memorial Space Center

12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242

This place I've been wanting to visit for a couple of years now. Its an aerospace museum dedicated to the Columbia and covers the contributions of Downey to the aerospace history and technology.


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