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Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Fresno

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Why do tourists from almost every corner of the world pour in Fresno every year? Why has Fresno become a dream destination for many out there? Well, apart from its intriguing culture and heritage, the credit partly goes to its breathtaking and opulent tourist-attractions. Dig into Fresno's most-visited sites and spots that are sure to blow your mind.

Forestiere Underground Gardens

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Voted as one of the coolest underground wonders by CNN Travel Website,Forestiere Underground Gardens is a hand-built web of underground rooms, catacombs' passageways reminiscent, courtyards, underground micro-climates (10-30 degrees variation in temperature), fruit producing trees and shrubs that grow underground, stone-built walls, arches, and vaults that are based on Old Roman architecture, and underground home of Baldassare Forestiere who was a Sicilian visionary and artist/builder.

Address: 5021 West Shaw Ave, Fresno, California  93722
Phone: 559.271.0734
Website: www.undergroundgardens.com
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Island Waterpark

Rides are something that attract people of all ages, and Island Waterpark is that right place that can enhance your fun to the moon and back. No other activity in town can beat the entertainment quotient that the water slides at Island Waterpark offer. You can also beat the heat by taking a dip into its cool pools and serene your mind.

Address: 6099 W. Barstow Avenue, Fresno, CA 93723
Phone: 559-277-6800
Website: www.islandwaterpark.com
Operation Hours: Opens Daily (11:00 am-6:00 pm)

Yosemite National Park

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No matter how long or short your to-do list is, you can not afford to miss a visit to Yosemite National Park, or we can say a visit to its magnificent waterfalls. Moreover, this beautiful site is surrounded by grand meadows,valleys, old gargantuan sequoias, and a sprawling wilderness area.

Address: California, US
Phone: 209.372.0200
Website: www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
Operation Hours: Opens Daily (24 Hours)

Tower Theatre

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This one-of-its-kind theater is loved for its astonishing art deco theme. Its etched green glass panels are highly captivating indeed. This dominant suburban theater is famed for the performing arts and has become a significant landmark in Fresno.

Address: 815 East Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
Phone: 559.485.9050
Website: www.towertheatrefresno.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (10:00 am-5:00 pm)

Woodward Park

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Adjoining the San Joaquin River, Woodward Park is the largest public park in Fresno. It was majorly built on the land donated by Ralph Woodward from his estate in 1968. Today, this park has earned a name and fame as a regional park as well as a bird sanctuary. Besides, the park is adorned with a Japanese park, multi-use amphitheatre, a dog park, playgrounds for kids, ponds, multi-purpose trails, and exercise par course.

Address: 7775 North Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559.621.2900
Website: www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/ParksandRecreation/ParksandFacilities/Regional Parks/WoodwardPark.htm
Operation Hours: Opens Daily (7:00 am-10:00 pm)

China Peak

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China Peak allows you to try your hand on pulsating and thrilling skiing and skateboarding lessons. People with great ski prowess and zeal owe a visit to this ski resort. Professional and trained instructors are also provided to those who are novice to skiing and skateboarding. So, don't let your imperfection undermine your enthusiasm, and devote some time to China Peak.

Address: 59265 Hwy 168, Lakeshore, California 93634
Phone: 559.233.3330
Website: www.skichinapeak.com/conditions.aspx

Warnors Theatre

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This splendid theatre was named after Alexander Pantages, and hence, initially known as Pantages Theatre. Its jaw-dropping architecture make people stop by here time and again. Be it a comedy show, live music show, or a movie-based show,Warnors Theatre delivers the unprecedented visual and acoustic experiences.

Address: 1400 Fulton Street, Fresno, California 93721
Phone: 559.264.2848
Website: www.warnors.org/theatre
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays

The Big Fresno Fair

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Tourism to California partly rests on the shoulders of The Big Fresno Fair, California's fifth largest fair. It is Central Valley’s largest annual fair that draws over 600,000 patrons every year. By hosting beguiling events year-round, it exhibits the real joy of being in or a part of the city.

Address: 1121 South Chance Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
Phone: 559.650.3247
Website: www.fresnofair.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (8:00 am-4:30 pm); remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays

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