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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.
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.
Arroyo Grande
Open-air historical
• 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
farms offer produce and fresh farm
goods at roadside stands.

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