215 N. Imperial Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243
Ph: 760-337-5550

Area Attractions

► Imperial San Dunes: 9 miles to Ocotillo wells, where Score International off-road races are taking place.

► Blue Angels Naval Base- 8 miles

► Mexico  - 9 miles

► Yuma Arizona- 59 miles

► San Diego- 100 miles

► San Dunes- 25 miles

► Movie Theatres- 2 miles

► Wal-Mart & Costco- 1 mile

Salton Sea

Pioneers Museum

State Park

► Imperial Airport- 3 miles


Discover a world like no other when you make the Brunners Inns and Suites your vacation home away from home. Our Southeastern California hotel is surrounded by dozens of fascinating Imperial Valley attractions. Savor the Salton Sea, which is actually California’s largest lake. Engage in exciting off-highway vehicle action at Imperial Sand Dunes. Relive the lives of early settlers at the Pioneers Museum. But wait, there’s more (which we’ve listed below).

Located in the southeast corner of California, the Salton Sea is actually a lake which occupies a desert basin known as the Salton Sink. With a surface area of 376 square miles, the Salton Sea is larger than Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake. In fact, it’s the largest lake in California. The Salton Sea Authority is currently in charge of the revitalization of this impressive body of water. For more information, visit www.saltonsea.ca.gov/. The Imperial Sand Dunes, also known as the Algodones Dunes, are the largest mass of sand  in California. This dune system extends for more than 40 miles along the eastern edge of the Imperial Valley agricultural region in a band averaging five miles in width. Off-highway vehicle activity is permitted on more than two-thirds of the sand dunes. One of the most popular areas is Glamis, located just south of State Highway 78. For more information, visit www.desertusa.com/sandhills/sandhinfo.html. The Imperial County Historical Society was organized as the Imperial Valley Pioneers Society in 1928 to preserve the life histories of early settlers. Explore the Society’s entire collection of archives, documents, newspapers, personal letters, period furniture, photographs, clothing and sundry equipment used by these early settlers at the Pioneers Museum at Pioneers Park. For more information, visit www.imperial.edu/~pioneers/. The U.S. Naval Air Facility in El Centro provides base support to Naval Aviation Squadrons and maintain target ranges for their weapons and combat air training. The facility also supports Marine Aviation units, air elements from the U.S. Army, Air Force units, and a Royal Air Force Parachute Training and Testing Unit. With year-round great flying weather and the proximity of several instrumented bombing ranges, the facility is an integral part of Naval Aviation Training. For more information, visit www.nafec.navy.mil/Pages/Other/Welcome.htm. With 343 acres of sand dunes, Heber Sand Dunes State Park is mainly the domain of off-road recreation. However, camping, picnicking and baseball are also popular activities in this scenic setting that is marked by tamarisk trees. Much of the outer border of the park, which is located south of El Centro and Interstate 8, is native vegetation. For more information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=408.

Imperial County (IPL) Airport (aka Boley Field) is a small airport in El Centro, California, near the border with Mexico. IPL meets all of the general aviation, air transportation and air cargo needs of Imperial County. Commercial service is limited to commuter flights to Sandiego and  Los Angeles Burbank International Airport offered by United Airlines’ regional jet partners. For more information, visit www.ifly.com/imperial-county-airport.

Calipatria State Prison provides for the confinement of general population Level I (minimum custody) and Level IV (maximum custody) inmates who are willing to participate in vocational and/or academic programs, prison industries or support services. Additionally, a portion of the prison is designated for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services. This covers inmates with active holds that are within 30-45 days of their scheduled release dates. For more information, visit www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/Facilities/CAL.html The Imperial Valley Campus is a two-year upper division campus of San Diego State University and is located in the city of Calexico on the Mexican border. It is accredited as an integral division of SDSU and operates under the same academic calendar. Offering the last two years of undergraduate education, graduate programs, and fifth-year credential programs for teacher preparation, the campus accepts students who have at least 56 transferable units from community colleges or other accredited institutions. For more information, visit www.ivcampus.sdsu.edu/. Centinela State Prison was built in 1993 for the long-term confinement of men who have been convicted of felonious crimes. Inmate productivity and self-improvement is offered through legally-mandated work and study opportunities. Centinela also has an Institutional Hearing Program (IHP), which prepares inmates who are illegal immigrants for release back to their native countries through the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services. For more information, visit www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/Facilities/CEN.html. Situated in the agriculturally rich and culturally diverse Imperial Valley, the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) delivers water to more than 450,000 acres of highly productive farmland in southernmost Southern California. Established in 1911, IID is the nation’s largest irrigation district and serves one of the fastest-growing regions in the West. For more information, visit www.iid.com/.