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Winchester Mystery House • San Jose Day Tripping Yeah!!! Written By Kimberly Ewertz with Robin Shepherd 62 30 Miles San Jose Winchester Mystery House The saying that “seeing is believing” is appropriate when it comes to the iconic Winchester Mystery House, located at 525 S. Winchester Boule- vard, San Jose. The mansion, once owned by Sarah Winchester, widow of William Wirt Winchester, and heir- ess to the Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. She continued construction on this iconic mansion from 1886 to 1922, transforming the eight-room farmhouse into a 24,000-square-foot mansion with 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 160 rooms, 52 skylights, 47 stairways and fi replaces, 17 chimneys, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens. The current market value for the home is $17 million. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN june/july 2019 Rumors still run rampant regarding the reasons behind Sarah Winchester’s obsession to create the most bizarre mansion ever built. Since it opened in 1923 over 12 million visitors still haven’t solved that mystery, so come for a visit and see if you can. For infor- mation about tours call 408-247-2000 or visit winchestermysteryhouse.com/ contact-us. Silver Creek Sportsplex Silver Creek Sportsplex, located at 800 Embedded Way in San Jose, is a unique sports, fi tness, and event com- plex offering state-of-the-art amenities and a professional staff. The sportsplex offers classes in indoor soccer, ice and roller hockey, skating, martial arts, fl ag football, box lacrosse, baseball, bad- minton, and so much more. Starting this year, the complex is partnering with GrowFit Camp to offer the perfect outlet for kids to utilize their energies during summer vacation, and a great place to meet new friends. Silver Creek Sportsplex is open seven days a week. Visitors are gmhtoday.com