Located in San Bernardino County in California, Colton is one charming small city like all small cities of the United States of America. Colton is also part of the Inland Empire Region and is located about 50 miles east of L.A.. According to recent statistics, the population of Colton barely reaches the number of 50.000 people. Colton was established in 1875 and before that it was the place where Serrano, Guachama and San Gorgonia Indians used to live. The city was also the inspiration of two books - History of the Colton Fire Department 1889-2011 written by Dennis Bickers, a former firefighter and Images of America, Colton by Larry Sheffield. If you visit California, do not forget Colton and its wonderful places.
Top Attractions within Colton
Fiesta Village is a great family park located in Colton. With great attractions for adults and for children, this place is perfect to spend a full day without getting bored. You can try one of the following attractions: mini golf, Lazer Odyssey, Fiesta Raceway, Skating Rink, Fun Zone or you can try the amusement rides with roller coasters and great slides.
Higley Flow State Park is a great park where you can spend a day in the middle of the nature on the bank of beautiful Raquette River. With a gorgeous sand beach, this place is great for sunbathing, swimming, canoeing and fishing. You can also take long walks on special made paths and relax while looking for the six habitats you can observe on the trail.
The Colton Historical Museum is the place where you can see bits and pieces of the history of beautiful Colton since its establishment until today. You can see old photographs, documents, tools and all kind of objects people used in the late 19th century around their homes.
Colton is a city located in San Bernardino County. The city was founded in 1875 and it covers an area of about 15.11 square miles. The population of the city in 2000 at the census date was 47662. The city lies between the latitude of 34.07N and the longitude of -117.312W. Colton was named after David Doulty Colton who was both a civil war general and also Vice President of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Colton has an amazingly good position as regards freeway and railway crossings: it provides one of the busiest railroads crossing in United States.
1. City Hall: The city hall was completely built in 1890 where the first meeting was held on 1 September 1890. Colton had voted $12000 for building this city hall.
2. Colton Crossing: This crossing is located in Colton to the south of Interstate 10. This crossing is the intersection of two railroads: the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
3. South Lake Tahoe: This Lake is situated in the vicinity of Colton. On the lakeside there are a number of restaurants, cottages and dark dens, all of which are situated on the border of Nevada.
4. Carbon Canyon Regional Park: This Park covers an area of about 124 acres. It consists of many attractions such as tennis courts, volleyball courts, bike trails, picnic areas and also lots of activities for children, including a Tot Walk.
5. California Route 66 Museum: This museum features considerable historical information about California Route 66 and also has paintings and photographs on display. The artwork demonstrates the history of this important route.