Cerritos is a lovely city located in the state of California, more exactly in Los Angeles County, being also one of the cities that form the Gateway Cities. Cerritos was formerly known as Dairy Valley, because there were many dairy farms in the area. However, Cerritos also has many nicknames, like 'The Geographic Center of Southern California', 'A City with Vision' or 'A History In Progress'. Cerritos was incorporated in 1956, but it has developed hugely ever since, as you can tell from the previously mentioned nicknames, as well. In 2010, Cerritos had a population of slightly over 41.000, according to the census. Now, Cerritos is a popular tourist destination, as it provides numerous attractions and leisure possibilities.
Top Attractions within Cerritos
The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful facility, where many live performances are being held, including concerts, dance recitals, comedies, magic acts and plays. A particularly interesting fact about this place is that it has movable seats, stage areas, floors and ceilings.
The Cerritos Millennium Library goes back to 1973, when the construction of a building with a 'First Ladies' theme started. Since then, the library has been serving both locals and tourists, providing them with endless reading possibilities.
The Cerritos Sculpture Garden can be seem in the Civic Centre, and it hosts 3 main sculptures: the Air Disaster Memorial, the Statue of Freedom (a replica) and a sculpture designating the four elemental allegories. However, the garden was designed to support 20 more sculptures, which will be developed in the near future.
The Pat Nixon Park was created in 1967, and it honors the memory of the late First Lady Pat Nixon. On the property on which the park now stands, people were able to find the childhood home of Pat Nixon, but unfortunately, the house was destroyed in 1974, by an arsonist. Nevertheless, the park offers numerous recreational options, including many playing areas and a statue of Pat Nixon.