You can even hike to a Snoopy-shaped rock formation
Has your toddler been carrying around a stuffed Snoopy since birth? Does your family eagerly await the release of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown every fall? We tracked down all the favorite spots for Snoopy and Charlie Brown fans to visit and you’re going to want to bookmark this list for your next family vacation. From amusement parks to an ice rink to a Snoopy-shaped rock in the Arizona desert, these destinations are sure to delight Peanuts fans both young and young at heart.
Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, CA
You’ll feel the Peanuts magic as soon as you arrive at this Southern California amusement park that goes all out for the boysenberry. Just inside the park’s gates is Camp Snoopy, an area devoted to the 12-and-under crowd with rides like Woodstock’s Airmail and Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer. Opening in 1983, this Camp Snoopy outpost was the first of its kind and continues to charm visitors decades later. Be sure to get a photo with the Peanuts gang to document your day!
Cedar Point – Sandusky, OH
Head to Ohio for another family-favorite amusement park with Camp Snoopy which features seven rides for the little thrill seekers in your crew. Get your motor running for the PEANUTS 500 where young racers can choose their pint-sized stock car to zip around the track. In addition to the rides, the park features seasonal live shows performed by the Peanuts gang.
Charles M. Schulz Museum – Santa Rosa, CA
This delightful museum just north of San Francisco houses the largest collection of Peanuts comic strips in the world. You can learn all about Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz, while you visit the recreation of his art studio and view original comic strips on display. Kids will love designing their own comics in the hands-on Education Room and wandering the garden labyrinth that was created in the shape of Snoopy’s head.
Snoopy’s Home Ice – Santa Rosa, CA
Right next door to the Schulz Museum is this darling ice skating rink that’s full of nostalgia. Built in 1969 by Charles M. Schulz, the rink channels the charm of a Swiss alpine village. The on-site Warm Puppy Cafe serves up everyone’s favorite post-skating beverage, hot chocolate, along with other favorites. Open skating and parent-child sessions are available throughout the week.
Schulz–Sonoma County Airport – Santa Rosa, CA
This small airport welcomes visitors with Peanuts art throughout. Out front, you’ll find the bronze sculptures of Charlie Brown and Linus leaning against a stone wall. Inside you’ll find the airport’s logo complete with Snoopy in his doghouse, and another wall featuring fighter pilot Snoopy. Pose with fiberglass Peanuts characters throughout the terminal including world-traveler Lucy.
Snoopy Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – Hollywood, CA
Make your way to 7021 Hollywood Boulevard near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Sycamore to snap your selfie with Snoopy’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Snoopy Rock – Sedona, AZ
Head out in nature and check out Sedona’s famous Snoopy Rock—so named because it appears to be a reclining Snoopy with Woodstock on his nose. The rock formation can best be viewed from uptown Sedona and along Marg’s Draw Trail.
Landmark Plaza – St. Paul, MN
St. Paul native Charles Schulz is honored throughout Landmark Plaza with a collection of bronze sculptures of Peanuts characters. The group includes Lucy and Schroeder at the piano, as well as Charlie Brown with Snoopy on his lap. Over 100 large sculptures of Peanuts characters can be found throughout the city. How many can you find?
Kennedy Space Center – Cape Canaveral, FL
Launch into space with the Peanuts crew during All Systems Are Go!, an exciting immersive experience featuring state-of-the-art puppetry, lights, and sounds. This 20-minute visual adventure follows Snoopy and Woodstock as they assist with the next NASA mission.