Big Bear Lake Attractions

Discover Big Bear's best attractions for visitors of all ages. Big Bear Lake specializes in outdoor fun and adventure, but when the snow flies or the rains fall, there's plenty to do indoors and out of the elements

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

Southern California's only authentic and year-round bobsled experience begins with a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the hill where riders then descend along a twisting, turning 1/4 mile track. Riders control their speed and may ride tandem with a smaller child.

Experience the Soaring Eagle and get panoramic Valley views as you whoosh through the air. Race your friends on the Go-Kart track or putt around on the 18-Hole Mini Golf Course.

The Mineshaft Coaster is California's 1st and only Mountain Coaster. Enjoy breathtaking views on the way up, then speed down through thrilling hairpin turns, dips, tunnels, bridges and 360-degree corkscrews along the mountainside on a mile long track. Each rider controls their own speed and braking with an easy to use lever. Smaller children may ride with an adult.

Info & Seasonal Changes: The Alpine Slide and Mineshaft Coaster are open year-round with other entertainment like go-karting, mini golf, the Soaring Eagle, Water Slide, and Snow Play all open seasonally or when weather permits. For hours and rates and rider safety information, visit

Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Alpine Zoo is the “go to” facility for injured and imprinted animals. Their rehabilitation facility offers injured, orphaned and imprinted wildlife a safe haven, either temporarily while they heal, or permanently if they are unable to survive on their own. Most of the Zoo's funding comes directly from admission costs, but there are many ways you can show your support for this wildlife sanctuary.

Adopt An Animal! Sponsor one of the zoo's residents for a year!
Donate! Your donation will support costs of building the new zoo, feeding the animals, construction of exhibits, general operations, medical care for the animals, educational programs and special events.
Become A Member! Enjoy free zoo admission for one year, a subscription to the e-version of Paw Prints Newsletter, and gift shop discounts depending on membership level. Visit their website or call 909-584-1299 for more info. The Zoo is located at 747 Clubview Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.

Base Camp at Snow Summit

During the summer, Snow Summit is home to SoCal's premier Summit Bike Park, but guests and kids can enjoy many non-biking activities including the Scenic Sky Chair, hiking trails, gold mining, a 30-foot climbing wall, a zip line, a Eurobungy® trampoline, dining, and numerous concerts and events.


Snow Summit also hosts numerous mountain biking competitions and popular events like Spartan, Above the Boom, and Crafts & Cranks. Visit for operating hours and where your little ones can start digging up their treasures.

Big Bear Ropes Course

This high-flying attraction towers 35 feet above the ground, stretches over 6,400 sq ft and features more than 42 obstacles including suspension bridges, gaps, cables, the Sky Rail Zipline, and more! Each participant is secured with an advanced safety system. A five-point, full-body harness connects to a safety line and slider puck that serves as a continuous belay in a track system. The slider puck can only be inserted or taken out of the track by a certified operator at the entrance and exit of the ropes course. Each participant is fully secured at all times from start to finish.


Big Bear Ropes Course Rates & Safety:

Big Bear Ropes Course is a self-guided excursion with two levels of obstacles. $12 Per Person, per 20 minute session. Big Bear Ropes Course is open year-round (weather-dependent). Participants must be at least 42” tall and participants 42” to 48” must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Maximum weight for an individual cannot exceed 300 lbs. Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm Friday & Saturday: 10am – 7pm

Big Bear Discovery Center

Opened in 1998, the Big Bear Discovery Center introduces visitors to the beautiful flora and fauna of the Big Bear Valley. Stop by to see exhibits, participate in weekly programs, and enjoy eco-tours. The Discovery Center is dedicated to making our visitors' experience enjoyable while heightening awareness and understanding of responsible visitation in the community and the San Bernardino National Forest. The Discovery Center is located at 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333 Phone: (909) 382-2790


The Discovery Center is managed by the Southern California Mountains Foundation, a local non-profit supporting youth development, natural resources, and stewardship of the natural environment.

The Discovery Center is currently closed for a remodel. The outdoor areas will be open for information, some types of passes, nature walks, etc. Open hours will be Thurs-Mon, from 9am-4pm.

Big Bear Speedway

Open from April to October, Big Bear Speedway delivers a real racing experience with full-featured SODI RT8 Karts. Choose either a single kart or double training kart with two steering wheels for double riders. Compete against the clock while reaching speeds of up to 30 mph on a 1/5 mile open-air racetrack filled with hairpin turns and s-curves. Drivers buckle in and wear full-face visor helmets.

Fast Info:
Speedway rates are $15 per single kart race and $20 per double kart race. Must be 14 years old and 54" to drive your own kart. Must be 18 years old to drive a double kart and passenger must be 4 years old and up. Operations begin mid-April and end mid- October. Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm Friday & Saturday: 10am – 9pm

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

Putt'N Around Can Am Racer Go-Karts at Alpine Slide feature 5.5 horsepower Honda motors and an assortment of safety features that include professional safety restraints. Drive a single cart (must be 57" tall to drive) or share the experience in a double kart (driver must be 18 years old to drive and passenger must be 36" tall).

Fast Info:
Alpine Slide summer hours are Sunday - Thursday from 10 AM - 6 PM and Friday - Saturday from 10 AM - 9 PM.Fall hours are Saturday - Sunday from 10 AM- 6 PM.Winter hours are Monday - Friday from 10 AM- 4 PM and Saturday - Sunday from 10 AM - Dusk. Spring hours are Saturday - Sunday from 10 AM- 5 PM. See website for rates.

The Bowling Barn

Let's Bowl! The Bowling Barn's 16-lane facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art bowling scoring system as well as seating and nightly Glow Bowling! Bumpers are available for children to ensure that every ball hits the pins.

The Grill & Alley Oops Bar offer up bowling faves like pizza, flatbreads, burgers, wings, street tacos and more! Don't miss Happy Hour from 5:30 - 7:30 PM Monday - Thursday. The Alley Oops Sports Bar, located inside The Bowling Barn, has the best prices in town for drinks, as well as high-definition TVs to watch your favorite sports and teams. Oh yeah, there is also a billiards table!


Enjoy with friends and family, celebrate a birthday, or host a corporate event in an easy and fun environment. Finished bowling and looking for more? Check out the arcade for an array of games perfect for kids, and kids at heart! The Bowling Barn also provides a video game arcade with a Laser Maze open to all ages. Visit for further details on all of the above.