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Forestiere Underground Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Well worth stopping

I had no idea this place existed until a friend who lives in Fresno took me to the tour. We spent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jmeem42016
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Sydney, Australia
So cool

This place is so cool. Nobody believes what is under this dry looking dirt field. Smart man that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jaedee128
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Fresno, California
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Take a tour off Highway 99 and visit Fresno's best kept secret. *A hand-built network of underground rooms, courtyards and passageways reminiscent of the ancient catacombs. *Unique fruit producing trees, shrubs, and vines growing underground - some...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
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+1 559-271-0734
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Reviewed yesterday

I had no idea this place existed until a friend who lives in Fresno took me to the tour. We spent about 90 minutes on two underground levels and afterwards I was sorry the founder died before finishing the underground hotel but glad his brother...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is so cool. Nobody believes what is under this dry looking dirt field. Smart man that forestier. I would love to one day use the banquet room for a party of my own. Must see. I was fortunate enough to b taken there...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped at the gardens on our way to Sequoia. We enjoyed our interesting underground garden tour. It is a must see while in the Fresno area!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The story of this garden, one man overcoming seemingly impossible difficulties to build something wonderful is inspiring; a true labour of love. Logistically it's a little tricky to access the site; it's not completely clear that one simply parks on the street outside. Once inside...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forestiere Underground Gardens is an absolute must-see. Guests who've never been there will be astounded, people who have will always find something new.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit in Fresno. You will see very unique results of one individual Italian immigrant. The tour is quite interesting- just make sure you are there on the hour when the tour begins, or you will have to wait for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in our underground house we were pondering, ”What would underground gardens look like?” Bottom line: AMAZING!! Started almost 100 years ago as an underground resort, this amazing complex of airy tunnels and rooms continues to surprise and inspire visitors to see the genius, creativity...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So great to go see local history and culture. It was a very hot day, yet very cool once inside. We had a blast!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank My_Noni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty amazing what one man and hand tools can do over time. Temps up to 20 degrees cooler than above. woth checking out

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

Stopped on our way to Yosemite and were very impressed. Well worth the price of admission. Our tour guide was amazing and very informative. The gardens themselves were awesome. The creativity and ingenuity put into building this underground paradise was outstanding. The tour was perfect...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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jeff b
March 11, 2019|
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Response from pfamily85 | Reviewed this property |
No, I know the entrance has steps down into the house. There are uneven steps throughout the site.
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672marlenej
December 4, 2018|
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Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Taken from their website: DECEMBER 2018 - 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th & 9th ONLY (weather permitting), 10 AM to 3 PM
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672marlenej
December 4, 2018|
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Response from A7042JJcarloso | Reviewed this property |
The Gardens are open for limited hours on Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun in Dec. Be aware that the Gardens are closed when it rains.
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