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Introduction to Garden Grove

An introduction to the community of Garden Grove in Orange County, Southern California and where to find Garden Grove information for visitors and residents.

Facts About Garden Grove
STATUS: Incorporated City
INCORPORATED: 1956 June 18
POPULATION: Greater than 175,000
SIZE: About 18 square miles
POPULATION DENSITY: More than 9k,500 people per square mile
TELEPHONE AREA CODES: 657 and 714
POSTAL ZIP CODES: 92840–92846

Attractions in Garden Grove
- Christ Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange (was Crystal Cathedral)
- Cyrstal Cathedral (now Christ Cathedral Catholic Church)
- Little Saigon (in Westminster and Garden Grove)
- Gem Theater
- Atlantis City Play Center
- Festival Amphitheater
- Stanley Ranch Museum Historical Village

Strawberry Festival of Garden Grove
Huge festival held over Memorial Day weekend that typicall attracts up to 250,000 visitors. The festival celebrates the area's agricultural history and it was held for the first time in 1958. Crops formerly grown in this area include strawherries, oranges, chili peppers, and walnuts. Activities include a parade, carnival rides, foot and other vendor booths, and the world's largest strawberry shortcake.

Festival Amphitheater
Owned by the city of Garden Grove but managed by the artistic director of the Shakespeare Orange County dramatic arts company. Home of the Shakespeare Festival during the summer months.

Gem Theater
Owned by the city of Garden Grove vbut managed by Damien Lorton and Nicole Cassesso of "One More Productions".

International West Project
In November of 2012 the city of Garden Grove approved a three-hotel project expected to cost up to $180 million. All together the hotels would add 769 hotels rooms to the city, four or five restaurants, about 40,000 square feet of conference space, and two parking structures. The hotels woere to be located on the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Twintree Lane.
2011 MAY: Upscale Hotel Could Replace Ice Cream Shop and Homes
2011 JUN: Garden Grove OK's Story Resort Hotel
2012 SEP: GG Gets OK for 3 Major Development Projects
2012 NOV: Garden Grove Approves 3 Hotel Project
2013 APR Garden Grove to Vote on Hotel Projects

Great Wolf Water Park Resort Coming to Garden Grove
$300 Million water park resort hotel expected to open in 2016. Includes a 600 suite resort with a 100k,000 square foot indoor water park. Near Harbor Boulevard and Garden Grove boulevard. To be operated by Great Wolf Lodge of Wisconsin.
- 2015 JAN: Harbor to be One Lane During Constrution

City of Garden Grove - Official Web Site

Historical Society of Garden Grove

Chamber of Commerce of Garden Grove

California for Visitors - Garden Grove Guide

Wikipedia "Garden Grove California" Article

Wikipedia "West Garden Grove California" Article

Wikitravel "Garden Grove California" Travel Guide

Dining in Garden Grove
- Trip Advisor Garden Grove Restaurant Reviews (392 spots)

Lodging in Garden Grove
- Trip Advisor Garden Grove Hotel Reviews (23 spots)

Adjacent to Garden Grove
- Anaheim
- Fountain Valley
- Orange
- Santa Ana
- Stanton
- Westminster


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