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About Fresno


From country farms, majestic lakes, rivers, rolling foothills and mountain ranges, Fresno is an ideal destination for young and the young at heart.


Fresno is truly inspiring with it's proximity to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, all within a 90 mile radius. Known as California's New Frontier you will find an abundance of recreational activities to do in and around the Fresno area. Some of the outdoor activities you and your family may enjoy are; skiing, white-water rafting and rock climbing to camping, horseback riding, hiking, sailing, boating, canoing trips and kayaking. Fishing and hunting are also very popular for locals as well as visitors.


While visiting Fresno you will be delighted with the old-fashioned values, combined with big city amenities. Fresno serves as the business, financial, cultural and entertainment capital of the San Joaquin Valley.

In the spring, you can come and be a part of the Fresno County Blossom Trail, celebrating the beauty and flavor of agriculture, while in the summer you can delight yourself by being a part of the Fresno County Fruit Trail. Throughout the year there are a series of festival and events such as old-fashioned hometown festivals, rodeos and cultural celebraton to the largest harvest fair in California.

Fresno provides numerous parks, professional entertainment, and several museums packed full of History and artifacts of yesteryear. Fine restaurants, gifts stores, and tucked away shops of treasure await your arrival. Take a stroll in downtown Fresno, and be prepared to be taken away by the richness, and diversity Fresno has to offer.


Listed below you will find some of the exciting events and things to do in and around Fresno.


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Aspen Acres

Llamas, minature horses, emus, pygmy goats and geese all await your arrival.

Call to book your narrated tour now.

Located between Sanger and Clovis.

For reservations and directions call: (559) 292-3099



Blackbeard's Family fun Center - 5.3 miles

A 15-acre amusement park featuring three 18-hole miniature golf courses, sil flume waterslides, slic-trac racers, bumper boats, speedway, batting cages, video arcade, pirate ship ride, Captain Kid's fun Factory, play port and ride land, picnic area, and snack bar. Open every day of the year, some attractions are seasonal. Admission is free - pay as you go for activities. 4055 North chestnut Avenue - (559) 292-9000




Enjoy miniature golf, bumper boats, go-carts, laser tag, 32-ft. rock wall and virtual reality video games. Boomers brings out the best in everyone offering exciting attractions including lightning fast go-karts, games and more. It's a great way to spend the day in a fun, safe, family friendly environment. 7354 N. Abbey St., Fresno, (559) 432-9684.

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California State University - Fresno, California - 5.8 miles

California State University, Fresno was founded as Fresno State Normal School in 1911, became a teacher's college in 1921, and has offered advanced degrees since 1949. The university's popular nickname is "Fresno State." Our mascot is the Bulldog.

Special activities open to the public throughout the year. Click Here


Downing Planetarium

A 74 seat theater on the campus of California State University, Fresno features a 30-foot dome. Stargazing is held after the Friday-night public shows, weather permitting.

5320 N. Maple - Fresno (559) 278-4121 For more information Click Here


Fig Garden Village - 6 miles

It features more than 50 gift and specialty shops, fine fashions, and some of Fresno's best restaurants.

Palm and Shaw Ave.- (559) 226-4084


Fresno Art Museum - 5 miles

The Fresno area's only modern and contemporary art museum.

2233 North First Street Fresno - (559) 441-4221


Fresno Chaffee Zoo - 5.8 miles

Located in Fresno's Roeding Park, the zoological and botanical gardens are home to nearly 1000 mammals, birds, and reptiles.

879 West Belmont Avenue - (559) 498-5910

Open every day of the year.


Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History & Science - 7.3 miles

The museum features innovative traveling and permanent exhibitions that spark curiosity and stimulate thinking.

1515 Van Ness Avenue - (559) 441-1444


Gateway Ice Center

Gateway Ice center is a state of the art ice skating, family entertainment center. Gateway has an NHL size arena, full service pro shop, glass enclosed warm room and video arcade available for all of your ice-skating needs. In addition to providing a first class ice skating facility, Gateway is committed to maintaining an environment that is clean, safe, family friendly and fun. In addition for free skates, Gateway offers lessons, hockey and special group events. 2473 N. Marks, Fresno, (559) 277-2233.


John's Incredible Pizza Company

Enjoy all-you-can-eat buffet and an extensive game room. Bring the kids for a carnival-like midway with bumper cars, air hockey, amusement rides and virtual games. Excellent family fun!

7095 N. Cedar Ave. Fresno (559) 323-1111


Pizza Farm at Historic Cobb Ranch

Historic Cobb Ranch is th place for family fun all year long. visit the only farm in California that actually grows pizza. Get lost in our Cornfield Maze and pumpkins abound in our pumpkin patch.

8805 N. Hwy. 41 Fresno (559) 439-0606


Rocka's Dinner Hall

Dinner theatre featuring the Good Company Players.

The Tower District -1226 North Wishon Ave. Fresno (559) 266-9494


Rotary Storyland and Playland

Experience your favorite fairy tales as they come to life! The area also includes 11 rides such as a train, merry-go-round, and boat rides on Lake Washington that appeal to younger children. Call for hours.

890 W. Belmont, Roeding Park - Fresno

Playland (559) 486-2124 Storyland (559) 264-2235


Shinzen Japanese Friendship Garden

A large waterfall, pines and evergreens dominate the Winter Section. The Garden is also proud to be home to a thatched roof Japanese Teahouse, one of the two authentic teahouses in the Continental United States. Annual events in the Garden include: the Spring Blossom Festival, Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern) Ceremony; the Shinzen Cultural Faire and the Fall Color Festival. The Garden is located inside of Woodward Park, Fresno, (559) 621-2900.


Simonian Farms

Historic valley landmark since 1901, growing more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Antique farm equipment display.

2620 South Clovis Ave. Fresno (559) 237-2294


Squaw Valley Herb Gardens

As seen on California Heartland and HGTV. Open by appointment.

Tours, Gift Shop, and nursery.

(800) 579-8043, 332-2909


Sun Empire Foods

Watch the fascinating process of candy making and browse the gift shop. There is no admission fee.

1220 S. Madera Ave. Kerman

(559) 846-8208 or (800) 252-4786


Wild Water Adventure Park

Family water amusement park with more than 52 acres of grass, trees, and water fun. More than 17 rides and attractions. The West's largest wave pool, the Banzai Pipeling, The Black Hole, inner tube rides, and an Olympic-size pool. Call (559) 299-9453


Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Steam Train Excursions

Take a one-hour narrated ride through the Sierra national Forest.

Located on Hwy 41 at Fish Camp.

Call for information and directions (559) 683-7273



Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

Featuring 1,800 sizzlin hot slots and 41 gaming tables. Delight your appetite even further with 7 delicious restaurants and entertainment

Off Highway 41 just 30 minutes from Fresno.

Call for information; (866) 7 WIN-WIN (946-946)


Club One Casino

Located in downtown Fresno. Enjoy cards and horse racing via satellite. A full service restaurant is open 24hrs a day.

1033 Van Ness Ave. - Fresno

Call for information (559) 497-3000


Tachi Palace Casino

2,000 slots, bingo hall with snack bar, blackjack, poker room, headline concerts, and indoor-outdoor dining.

17225 Jersey Ave. - Lenmore

Call for information (866) 4-PALACE


Table Mountain Casino

Slots, poker, blackjack, Fortune Pai Gow and bingo. Enjoy entertainment and 2 award winning restaurants. Open 24/7 for your pleasure.

8184 Table Mountain Rd. - Friant

Call for information (559) 822-7777

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