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 Arroyo Grande
 The charming village of Arroyo Grande showcases its history through the variety of buildings and historical landmarks that line the streets, many housing restaurants, shops and museums. The shops include antiques, specialty boutique goods and gifts. Restaurants range from bakeries, cozy cafes and coffee houses, to family dining for every food preference.
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The Swinging Bridge
The Swinging Bridge in the Village of Arroyo Grande, spanning the Arroyo Grande Creek, is the
only remaining bridge of its kind in California. Originally built in 1875, the bridge was reconstructed in 1995 after it was destroyed by a fallen tree.
Open-air historical experiences
• The Santa Manuela School House, a one-room school that held classes from 1901 until 1957
• The Paulding History House,
a registered California Historic Resource at 551 Crown Hill Road, was built in 1889.
Visit the South County Historical
Society at more information about the Heritage House Museum, the Barn Museum, the IOOF Historic Hall and other Arroyo Grande historical resources.
Farm fresh foods
The town is surrounded by agricultural land and small farms that grow fresh, farm-to-fork, fruits and vegetables. Many of these essential

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