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Forestiere Underground Gardens

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Address: 5021 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
Phone Number: 559-271-0734
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Description: Dug out by hand over a 40-year period, more than 90 rooms, patios, gardens...
Dug out by hand over a 40-year period, more than 90 rooms, patios, gardens and courtyards lie underneath a 4.5-acre piece of land.
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Who would expect to find an elaborate underground home with garden right off the highway in the city limits? This was the second time I had visited it and enjoyed it even more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Clovis, California
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Clovis, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Who would expect to find an elaborate underground home with garden right off the highway in the city limits? This was the second time I had visited it and enjoyed it even more this time. Perhaps the first time I was too shocked at what I saw so this time I explored more the nooks and crannies. The people working... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I recently returned to Forestiere Underground Gardens. I first visited this amazing place when I was a child. I still remember the delight and awe I felt as I wandered through this magical place. I am still amazed by the determination of one man to build such remarkable place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing story told by wonderful guides. For a large family, it is fairly expensive but takes about an hour and is well worth it.

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Cen Cal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My grandmother took me here way back in the 70's and it was an awesome experience as I remembered. I drive by here every day on the way to my shop. I kept meaning to take my kids and finally got around to it. I picked a day when it was going to be over 100, so you can get... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you're visiting Fresno, you're probably passing through on your way to somewhere else, dealing with Fresno State somehow, or coming to town for a state athletic competition. But if you're coming purely as a tourist and you only want to see attractions within the city limits, like I did, then this is the place to visit. This incredible underground... More 

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have a wonderful experience and a lovely guide with awesome knowledge of the gardens, history of its building and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Truly fascinating place and the story of its creator even more fascinating. Once there, it is easy to understand why a guided tour is necessary!

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Amazing piece of History. What one person can accomplish over time is extraordinary. I think you will enjoy

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've lived in this area for 30 years and had never been here before....what was I thinking ! This was such a delight to tour that I have referred many friends there. This was a wonderful way to spend a few hours and learn some local history. I hope this location won't be damaged by the proposed High Speed Railway... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good place to spent an hour on a hot Fresno summer day. It is 15 degrees cooler underground and decent historic place to visit.

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Additional Information about Forestiere Underground Gardens

Address: 5021 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
Phone Number: 559-271-0734
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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