through California's heartland was created by The Fresno Chamber Blossom
Trail Committee to celebrate and feature the natural beauty of Fresno
County's agriculture and a few historical points of interest.
National Civil War Association
presents the largest West Coast American Civil War reenactment at Kearney
Park, in Fresno, California. Titled “Civil War Revisited”, it attracted
1,200 plus reenactors as well as over 25,000 spectators.
- Central Valley Science Museum
Discovery Center is a Museum of Science and Natural History. We are open
10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. A donation of $2
per person is encouraged, but not required.
planetarium shows are run with a Minolta MS-8 star projector, two video
projectors, and 29 computer-controlled slide projectors. Between May 2000
when the facility began giving sky shows and March 2001, they have had over
E. McKenzie, Fresno
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Working alone during his spare
time and using only hand tools, Baldasare Forestiere spent some 40 years
sculpting an underground complex he called home.
Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits to the public tangible objects
valuable to art and history. Exhibitions include a wide range of
contemporary as well as modern works by local, national and international
permanent collection at the Met is comprised of more than 3,000 works of art
and artifacts drawn from several cultures spanning more than 400 years.
Fresno offers two regional parks; Roeding Park,
home of the Chaffee Zoological Gardens, and Woodward Park
with its rolling hills, lakes, trails and Shinzen
National Historic Register site, built between 1900 and 1903 for
agricultural developer M. Theo Kearney, gives visitors a look into Fresno's
farming past and into the life of the entrepreneur and visionary who lived
Canyon National Park
Canyon National Park was established in 1940. Sharing a common east-west
boundary, Sequoia and Kings Canyon measure 66 miles from north to south and
36 miles across at their widest point. In Kings Canyon, see Kings River and
the canyon that gives the park its name; and Panoramic Point with views of
the Sierra Nevada and the San Joaquin Valley.
of Valor Museum
enter the foyer from the front of the Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium,
you enter a marble floored area the size of some banquet halls. The ceilings
are art, the walls, the very building itself, all art. Before you is the
entrance to the Legion of Valor Museum.
of the prime houses in terms of historical and architectural significance is
the Meux Family home at the northwest corner of Tulare and R Streets. The
home was built in 1888 by Dr. T. R. Meux who had come to Fresno from
Tennessee the year before.
Lodgepole Visitor Center provides information for visitors to Giant Forest
and the northern section of Sequoia National Park, our country's second
oldest National Park. Giant Forest is one of the main visitor destinations
in Sequoia. Four of the world's five largest sequoias grow here, and scenic
meadows dot the area.
Fresno Fairgrounds has plenty of attractions year round for your family to
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park embraces a spectacular tract
of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada, which was set aside as
a national park in 1890. The park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls,
meadows, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world's
largest living things.
ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY
in Yosemite Village next to the Visitor Center. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. The Gallery offers the work of Ansel Adams, contemporary
photographers and other fine artists.