Top 10 best tourist places in Fresno

Fresno a city of California was named for ash trees. It was founded in early 1900s covers the area of 290km2. It is one of the favorite places of visitors and tourist because it has too much beauty which doesn’t stop the visitors to visit. Downtown, Tower Theatre and Woodwork Park are the places to visit if you are staying in Fresno. The estimated population of the Fresno is 520,159.

10) Fresno Art Museum

Fresno Art Museum was incorporated in 1949 and after years of planning building was dedicated to the museum in 1960. Fresno Art Centre is a place for exhibitions, workshops and educational programs for children and adults. The motivation of museum is on modern artwork including sculptures, photographs, paintings and many more. The collection includes work of many famous artists like Ruth Asawa, Robert Ogata, Clement Renzi, August Madrigal and Ansel Adams. Fresno Art Museum is famous for displaying contemporary artwork. The size of Art Centre grew from 10,000 square feet to 27,000 square feet in 40 years.

9) Woodward Regional Park

Woodward Regional Park is the beauty of Fresno, California. It is almost 6 miles away from Oakdale, California. Park covers the area of 6,667 acres totally in which 3,767 acres is land and 2,900 acres is reservoir. Woodward Regional Park provides facility of camping, picnic area, barbeques and restrooms. There are many recreation openings for visitors like swimming, boating, camping, fishing and water skiing. Park also provides wildlife including blue herons, raccoons, red-tail hawks, great white egrets, seagulls and many more. Woodward Regional Park is a perfect recreational place for tourists and families of Fresno.

8) Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre is the finest theatre of the California especially renovated for performing arts. It has charismatic interior and exterior. Theatre was opened for public in 1939 and then reopened in 1990 after being closed in 1989 for renovation purpose. Theatre occupies area of 1900 m2 and its architectural style is Streamline Moderne. Building has 24m concrete tower with neon lights which adds the beauty to the Theatre. Theatre is famous for its modern architectural style, contiguous lobby and lavish seating. In short Tower Theatre is a masterpiece.

7) Millerton Lake

Millerton Lake is a reservoir which serves Fresno County and Madera County. It is 24 km away from downtown Fresno. The surface area of the lake is 4,900 acres and the max depth of the lake is 319 feet. There are many facilities of the Millerton Lake; firstly it controls the floods as it is also a dam. Secondly it is a source of recreation for families and tourists. They can enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing. There is also wildlife in the Lake including mule deer, ground squirrels, badgers and golden and bald eagles.

6) Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo, California was opened in 1929 covers the area of 39 acres. It is one of the well-known and most visited zoos of the California. There is a brief history of the zoo. The old name of the zoo was Roeding Park Zoo. There are 190 species in the zoo. Fresno Chaffee Zoo welcomed 964,091 guests until 2016. Zoo has variety of mammals, birds, herbs, fish and horticulture. Valley Farm, African Adventure, Stingray Bay, Sea Lion Cove and Dino Dig are the attractions of the tourists and visitors.

5) Saint John the Baptist Cathedral (Fresno, California)

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, Fresno, California was founded in 1882 and was completed in 1903. It is located in Mariposa St. Fresno, California. It was designed by Thomas Birmingham. The architectural style of the Cathedral is Gothic Revival. In 1882, there was a brick structure of the Cathedral, then it was demolished and new building was constructed. The mission of the Saint John the Baptist Cathedral is to spread love among all the religion and to serve the humanity. It welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

4) Chukchansi Park

Chukchansi Park is one of the best and known stadiums in Triple-A baseball. The old name of the stadium was Grizzles Stadium. It has the capacity of 12,500 seats with 33 Executive suits. The size of left field is 324 feet, center field is 402 feet and right field is 335 feet. Chukchansi Park host not only baseball games but also soccer games. Its splendid view of Downtown horizon attracts the visitors. Chukchansi Park is also used for many other events like weddings, concerts, community events and for graduation parties.

3) Forestiere Underground Gardens

The Forestiere Underground Gardens can be found on Shaw Avenue in north Fresno, just east of Highway 99. It is a network of underground caverns, grottos, patios, and garden courts that encircle Baldasare Forestiere’s underground home. The various sections are linked by underground passageways and promenades, as well as an 800-foot-long auto tunnel that winds through the gardens. Planters of various shapes and sizes adorn these passageways, many of which have built-in recessed seats of hardpan, mortar, and cement. There are columns, arches, and domes made of hardpan, a native sedimentary stone found throughout the area.

2) River Park, Fresno, California

River Park is one of the best shopping center of Fresno, California located in Blackstone Avenue. It was opened in 1996. River Park is the center of attention for the visitors of California as it is divided into three parts; The Market Place, The Shops at River Park and REI. River Park is 1 floor outdoor shopping center with more than 75 shops. It is managed by Lance-Kashian and company. River Park is not only a shopping center but also provides very good food.

1) The Big Fresno Fairground

The Big Fresno Fairground was founded in 1884 and held Big Fresno Fair every October for two weeks. It exhibits live horse racing, musical shows, livestock shows, educational programs and many more. Interim Events and weekly satellite and Big Fresno Fair are the main source of income for The Big Fresno Fairground. Agriculture Building, Livestock Pavilion, Paul Paul Theatre, Commerce Building, The Greenhouse, Turf Club, Fine Arts and Photography Building, Junior Exhibit Building, Gem and Mineral Building and Table Mountain Rancheria Park are the major buildings of The Big Fresno Fairground.

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