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Get Your Game On at Sports Academy in Conejo Valley

In Conejo Valley, we may be known for our great outdoors, but did you know we’re also home to one of Southern California’s topnotch sports facilities? Sports Academy located in Thousand Oaks is often called the Disneyland for athletes. The all-inclusive facility offers a variety of sports programs and services for athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Maybe you’re looking for a unique meeting space, a team building exercise or a way to hone in on your athletic skills. The Sports Academy is truly a one-stop-shop for athletes. Here are a few of our favorite features of the 96,000 square-foot facility.

  • One of the first things you may notice inside here is the two indoor beach volleyball courts. That’s right – there is literally sand! It’s the ideal place to perfect your serve before heading to Zuma Beach. The facility also has five regular volleyball courts, five basketball courts, a turf field, batting cages and pitching mounds, and a variety of exercise equipment. You won’t run out of things to do here.
  • Looking to expand or learn about tactical training? We have the answer. Duane Dieter, who has taught the nation’s premier special operations and law enforcement forces, offers world-renowned tactical training classes at Sports Academy. His courses are intriguing and a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find anywhere else in Southern California.
  • Another unique feature of the facility is their Mindset Development program, which incorporates sports science with mental skills training. Their distinctive tools are a great way to see an athlete’s growth. It’s pretty cool too!

Sports Academy has several meeting spaces ideal for events. While you’re here, you may even run into a professional athlete. We’re told many famous players call Sports Academy their second home. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next trip or meeting in Conejo Valley today and learn the secrets to fitness and much more!

Explore Genghis Khan Near Conejo Valley

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is one of our region’s most unique attractions. Located in nearby Simi Valley, visitors can step aboard Air Force One used during Reagan’s presidency and view an exact replica of the White House Oval Office. However, exciting features of the museum expand past these two impressive displays. Exclusive exhibits are presented here throughout the year and we couldn’t be more excited about the newest arrival and only Southern California stop – Genghis Khan!

The Genghis Khan exhibit showcases hundreds of artifacts from Genghis’s 13th century Empire, the largest collection ever to tour. The one-of-a-kind exhibit portrays Genghis’s reputation as the greatest conqueror in history as he dominated three times more land in his lifetime than Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great. Visitors will experience the exhibition through the eyes of a Mongolian resident, receiving a civilian identity card at the beginning of their journey.

Here are a few things you’ll discover while visiting the breathtaking exhibit:

  • Learn about Genghis Khan’s earliest struggles.
  • Learn how Genghis Khan united warring tribes in order to form an unrivaled cavalry.
  • Explore the equestrian culture and innovations in weaponry Genghis Khan mastered.
  • Learn about the recreation of Karakorum, which became the capital of the Mongolian Empire.
  • Explore the vital trade route along the Silk Road.
  • Trace the influence of Genghis Khan in images of modern Mongolian life.

The thrilling exhibition features more than 200 spectacular objects, including rare and sophisticated weapons, costumes, jewels, ornaments, instruments and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts from 13th-century Mongolia.

The Genghis Khan exhibit is open at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum through August 19, 2018. Get your tickets today and plan your next trip to Conejo Valley!

Photo Credit: Dino Don Inc./ The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

Commemorate Presidents’ Day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Liberty. Opportunity. Determination. National Pride.

These were some of the most important values to President Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, and they are ideals to remember on Presidents’ Day this year.

If you find yourself in Conejo Valley over the long weekend, a visit to the spectacular Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley is a wonderful way to commemorate the federal holiday. (And yes, the library will be open!)

This expansive library and museum honors Reagan’s life and legacy with 125,000 square feet of exhibits and galleries. In addition to the awe-inspiring exhibits, the grounds of the library are a beautiful place to walk and reflect.

With so much to see, here are a few ideas to help you navigate the property so you can make the most of your visit. And remember, the price of admission will cover everything on site, so schedule plenty of time to explore!

Annual Presidents’ Day Celebration

The annual Presidents’ Day Celebration will take place February 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy special festivities, music, All-American food and much more during this welcoming event.

Must-see Exhibits

  • Air Force One – Visitors may step aboard the same Air Force One that Reagan used during his time as president.
  • Berlin Wall – In memory of the miraculous day that Reagan called for the tear-down of the Berlin Wall, the museum has a piece of the wall on display.
  • The Memorial Site – The library is also where President Reagan is laid to rest alongside his wife, Nancy Reagan. A Memorial was built in his honor, and is a special place to pay your respects for the 40th president.
  • Oval Office – Imagine yourself in the halls of the White House and step into the replica of Reagan’s Oval Office, decorated as it was during his time as president.

Whether you’ve been to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library before, or have been hoping to make a visit, this is the perfect time of year to do so. Check out nearby lodging and get ready to come to Conejo Valley this month!