Carol Kinney

A Captivating Connection with Ramona

Carol Kinney
A Captivating Connection with Ramona

Just as a good book can connect you to a whole other world, so, too, can a visit to Ramona. With its charming country scenery, friendly folks and surplus of things to do, it’s no wonder people are planning their visits. 

Love art? How about a self-guided mural tour? The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project has successfully united artists with the business community and installed murals representing
pieces of Ramona’s past, present and future.

Gearheads can gear-up for Ramona’s cruise nights, held most Thursday evenings throughout the summer months. Car shows are hosted at a variety of venues, and motorcyclists can enjoy a scenic drive through town before stopping for a hearty meal. 

Foodies will savor the flavor of authentic Mexican food, Asian and Italian cuisine, all-American classics, as well as farm-fresh deli delights.  

History buffs can relish in the displays at the Guy B. Woodward Museum. Home to one of the most historic houses in the region, the museum hosts a variety of cowboy artifacts that chronicle aspects of the Wild West.

Shopaholics will delight in a plethora of stores, offering everything from antiques to premium yarns. Retailers extend a warm welcome while showcasing marvelous merchandise.

Boutique wineries, specialty breweries and craft spirit tasting rooms offer unique experiences for consumers 21 and older, and many welcome younger guests, too.

It’s as though Ramona was designed with the animal-lover in mind. In what was once considered the turkey capital of the world, wild turkeys are a regular sight, as are a variety of other feathered friends. Some of the many creatures here include coyotes, foxes, bobcats
and raccoons.  

The local camel dairy is a must-see, while equestrian enthusiasts can arrange private lessons and trail rides.

Athletes will appreciate three regulation golf courses that are challenging, yet visually rewarding. A paintball park offers action-packed entertainment, while tennis and swim facilities provide other athletic opportunities. Organized baseball, football and soccer leagues run seasonally, and most hiking trails are open during daylight hours. 

This Guide to Ramona is specifically designed to connect its readers with the community. We encourage you to peruse the pages and find your reason to visit Ramona today.

By Tracy Rolling
Photo: Darrel Kinney