Gardens in Fresno

Forestiere Underground Gardens

If you see only one thing in Fresno, make it this intriguing historic landmark, two blocks east of Hwy 99. The gardens are the singular result of Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere, who dug out some 70 acres b…
Museum in Fresno

Fresno Art Museum

This museum has rotating exhibits of contemporary art – including work by local artists – that are among the most intriguing in the valley.
Zoo in Fresno

Chaffee Zoological Gardens

This zoo, which began as a refuge for unwanted pets, is now home to exotic and domestic animals.
Amusement Park in Fresno


A kitschy children’s fairytale world dating from 1962.
Amusement Park in Fresno


Kiddie rides and games.
Park in Fresno

Roeding Park

Just east of Hwy 99, this large and shady park is home to the small Chaffee Zoological Gardens. Adjacent to it are Storyland, a kitschy children’s fairytale world dating from 1962, and Playland, which has kiddie rid…
Park in Fresno

Woodward Park

The city's largest park has 300 acres of barbecue facilities, lakes and ponds, a Japanese garden (adult/child $3/50¢) and a huge amphitheater for Shakespeare and other performances. A 6-mile network of bike trails c…
Farm in Fresno

Organic Pastures

This dairy offers raw milk and raw milk products – sweet, creamy and totally unlike anything in the supermarket. Regular tours and a chance to camp with the cows every Memorial Day weekend.
Farm in Fresno

Page River Bottom Farms

Heritage chickens and pasture-raised cattle, sheep and pigs roam this happy farm. Call for open house dates.
Historic Building in Fresno

Tower Theatre

Fresno’s Tower District began as a shopping mecca during the 1920s, gaining its name from the Tower Theatre, a beautiful 1939 art-deco movie house. The theater is now a center for the performing arts. Surrounding it…