Introduction to Sierra Madre, California
Sierra Madre History
Historical links connect the city of Sierra Madre with the old mountain resorts of the San Gabriel Mountains and Valley. The original inhabitants of the area were the Tongva Indians, and it was only in 1769 that the first Spanish settlers arrived in the region. The 1,103 acres that originally comprised the Sierra Madre area were purchased by Nathaniel Carter in February 1881. The following years saw a rapid growth of the city and on February 2, 1907, the city of Sierra Madre was officially incorporated by the first citywide election.
Sierra Madre and Nearby Attractions
- Sierra Madre City Hall.
- Sierra Madre Public Library.
- Mount Oliva Passionist Fathers Home.
- American Acrylic Aquariums.
- Bailey Canyon Park.
- Sierra Madre Cemetery.
Things To Do In Sierra Madre
One of the major attractions of Sierra Madre is the American Acrylic Aquariums. It is popular tourist destination and finds favor with both adults and children. The city's rich historical and cultural heritage is reflected in the city halls, public libraries and other memorial buildings. There are quite a few churches and cemeteries that one can visit to spend some quiet time. Parks like the Bailey Canyon Park, Wilderness Park, and the Mount Wilson Trail Park offer excellent amusement opportunities for kids and adults alike.
Sierra Madre Transportation
Los Angeles International Airport provides near-direct access to Sierra Madre.
Sierra Madre Higher Education
The city is served by Pasadena City College.