About Downey, CA

Discover Downey, the place where US began its journey to the stars

Centrally located in Southern California, Downey is home to some of the great American brands and events. It where the Apollo Space Shuttle orbiter was built, it’s where you can find the world’s oldest McDonald’s restaurant and the it’s the where Taco Bell opened its first branch. Downey is also where the famous pop recording artists The Carpenters were inspired with numerous hit records.

Downey remains a bustling town that boasts of retail shopping, quality housing and family-friendly atmosphere. The California Business Magazine rated Downey in the top 25 percent of “100 Best Cities To Do Business in California”.

Places to Visit

Columbia Memorial Space Center
The Columbia Memorial Space Center is an interactive science learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of space science to children of all ages. It serves as the national memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven crew members lost in 2003.
Address: 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, California, 90242
Phone: (562) 231-1200

Downey Theater
The city-owned Downey Civic Theater showcases concerts, plays and performances. It is an intimate 738-seat theater conveniently located between the 605 and 710 Freeways.
Address: 8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey CA 90241
Phone: Phone: (562) 861-8211

Farmers’ Market
Happening every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:oo p.m., Farmers’ Market provides great opportunity to purchase locally-grown products. It is operated by the California Certified Farmers Markets, a California non-profit organization. It has access to public parking
Address: Downey Ave, between 2nd & 3rd Streets
Phone: Phone: (800) 815 4164

Upcoming Events

View the upcoming Downey events calendar to find great special events, celebrations, exhibits, activities and more from the official events resource of Downey: Downey CA Calendar of Events »

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