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Downey, CA

About DowneyFormer Gov. John Gately Downey lent his name to the former rancho he subdivided in 1873. Oranges were imported and flourished in the sunny California climate, but after World War II, industry moved into the city. The aviation plants manufactured components of the Apollo space program, the Space Shuttle and space vehicles until 1999. Downey is also the site of the oldest McDonald’s restaurant as well as the first Taco Bell.

Visitor Centers Downey Chamber of Commerce 11131 Brookshire Ave. Downey, CA 90241. Phone:(562)923-2191

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Downey, CA

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Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton Los Angeles-Downey

8425 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA 90241

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Studio Inn & Suites

12340 Lakewood Blvd. Downey, CA 90242

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Days Inn by Wyndham Downey

11102 Lakewood Blvd. Downey, CA 90241

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9438 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA 90241

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