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Forestiere Underground Gardens

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Address: 5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
Phone Number: 559-271-0734
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Unique- worth the visit

We really enjoyed it. I was looking for things to do on our drive from San Francisco to Yosemite and found this place on trip advisor. We got there about 25 min before our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Morning View
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed it. I was looking for things to do on our drive from San Francisco to Yosemite and found this place on trip advisor. We got there about 25 min before our tour. The staff was super friendly and you could tell they love their jobs. Our guide was Dillion and he was super knowledgeable and patient with... More 

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Greensboro
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great way to kill a couple of hours out of the heat while I waited to check into my hotel. The tour guide was awesome and the price was fair. Prepare to be amazed.

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Thank Margaret J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour. If you are near Fresno, definitely recommend this. A unique accomplishment by a man. And it is cooler underground, which is important in Fresno!

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Thank Bob H
Fresno, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with my adult son and adult grandson to the Underground Gardens two weeks ago. This was my second visit to the site. We had a wonderful time. The creator of the underground gardens was very dedicated and persevered through the many challenges to give us this local treasure.

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Thank glofromfresno
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting attraction and I am so glad I went. We took my parents who hate the heat and it was great. Cool and interesting on a hot summer day. We recommend visitors that ask "What is there to do here?" to go and check out the underground gardens.

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Thank Tink339
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You step into a world of wonder visiting here. Take a guided tour through one man dream. Well worth the visit

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Thank Purehart41
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have gone to the gardens since the 1960 as a child... one of the most amazing places and the best time to visit is when it is over 100 degrees in the valley as it is nice and cool below. They have expanded the tour and the narration by the guide is always refreshing to hear the knowledge presented

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Thank Lois P
Fresno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This attraction has been around longer than most of you. It's educational and interestingly fun. Enjoy, this isn't something you will not likely encounter in any other town. I haven't seen this in years but I was asked to either put down last year or this year.

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Thank Jeff W
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took myself on a tour yesterday based on reviews from TripAdvisor to this wonderful place. I was not only surprised at how big it was but knowing the history behind these beautiful gardens is priceless for future generations to look back on and realize that one man built all these beautiful rooms. Not only did it really makes me... More 

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Thank TiaChristie
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't think you'll find anything like this in the world. Random, beautiful piece of history. Great tours every hour. There website could use some updating, but if your in the area it's a must see if you like history, plants, or architecture.

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