Carlsbad, California Trivia - Did You Know That...

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Here are just a few bits of trivia about Carlsbad, California, also often called Carlsbad Village by the Sea.

Carlsbad has its very own windmill, located at Palomar Airport Road and the 5 Freeway/Coast Road. The windmill is part of a catering and conference complex

Carlsbad is named after a famous 19th century spa in the former Czech Republic known as Karlsbad; artesian springs were discovered in Carlsbad which led to its development

The famous Carlsbad Windmill - Jeff DowlerCarlsbad is the home of the first skateboard park in the world. Skateboarding became popular in the 60s - the thing for surfers to do when they couldn't surf - and grew increasingly so in the 1970s 

Carlsbad is famous for strawberries, with many fields throughout the community; some can be seen along the freeway just north of Cannon Road.

The Flower Fields are acres and acres of ranunculas that bloom from mid March until early May every year. This highly popular tourist attraction draws thousands of visitors every year. 

Legoland California in Carlsbad is one of Legoland's 4 theme parks - the others are in the UK, Germany and Denmark  

Leo Carrillo, screen actor (The Cisco Kid TV series), philanthropist and environmentalist, built a hacienda and working ranch in Carlsbad in the 1900s. The ranch has been preserved and many acres of the original ranch have been developed into the master planned community, Rancho Carrillo 

It's the hometown of Shaun White, professional snow boarder and winner of the Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics 

There are 3 lagoons in Carlsbad - Batiquitos, Aqua Hedionda and Buena Vista. Only the Aqua Hedionda lagoon allows water activities and boating 

The Carlsbad Triathlon is one of the world's longest running triathlons (top 5)

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Patricia Kennedy
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It's fun to read other bloggers trivia about their cities.  Hmmmm.  I'll have to do one of these on Washington!

Feb 01, 2009 11:40 AM #1
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Patricia - agreed. And boy, I bet YOU have some interesting tirvia about DC. And gossip, and scandal, and...

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Jeff those are a lot of interesting points, but my favorite is number four, I love strawberries.

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I love the 3 lagoons you mentioned Jeff. And I'm sure you have scandal there too!!

Feb 01, 2009 09:10 PM #4
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Susie - it makes Carlsbad unique, and they are wonderful to have preserved. And yes, there IS scandal, but I ain't touching that. :)

Jeff

Feb 02, 2009 01:26 AM #5
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Jeff, I always loved driving thru Carlsbad, but never knew these wonderful little trivias. Thank you for sharing. I might do some info simmilar to yours about Los Angeles:))

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