Monrovia, incorporated in 1887, is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest in the northern San Gabriel Valley. Wildlife from the San Gabriel Mountains, including bobcats, mountain lions, bears, and foxes often roam freely through the city. Arcadia is located to the west and south, Bradbury is to the south, Sierra Madre is to the west, Duarte is to the northeast, and Azusa is to the east.
Monrovia Peak is a 5,409 feet high mountain peak and popular hiking destination located in the San Gabriel Mountains about five miles north of Monrovia. Views from the peak are excellent.
Monrovia Canyon Park
Monrovia Canyon Park is an absolutely magnificent 80 acre park located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains just to the north of Monrovia. Unfortunately, due to flood damage, the park is closed until further notice. Notice of the reopening will be posted on the city website.
Monrovia Historical Museum
The Monrovia Historical Museum features extensive exhibits on the history of Monrovia which was incorporated in 1897, life in the 190os, and Monrovia's contributions in World Wars I and II. The museum is housed in a 1925 Spanish style building and contains more than 10,000 artifacts and photos which are on display. The museum is a non-profit corporation. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Docent led tours are available.
Historic Aztec Hotel
The Aztec Hotel built in 1924-1925 is a historical landmark in Monrovia. The Mayan Revival building was constructed on the historic U.S. Route 66 which is now Huntington Drive. The forty room hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is currently closed for repairs. A new opening date has not been announced.
Monrovia Chamber of Commerce
The Monrovia Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1897 and incorporated in 1939. The non-profit membership organization continues to grow every year. Its objective is to promote and serve the needs of businesses and to make Monrovia a better and more prosperous city. Members include businesses and individuals from Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Azusa, Bradbury and beyond. The chamber publishes a valuable directory and offers many networking opportunities for its members.
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