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Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
+1 559-271-0734
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Awesome pit stop!!

We were passing through the area and stopped for this tour. It is amazing that one man envisioned... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manleys1234
via mobile
Weird but very cool (literally and figuratively)

We were in the area visiting the Sequoia and King's Canyon parks, and had a day to explore the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fstark
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Frisco, Texas
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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 over 90 years old! *Ancient Roman architecture - arches, vaults and stone-built walls. *Underground micro-climates - temperature variations of 10 to 30 degrees! *Underground home of Sicilian visionary and self-taught artist/builder Baldassare Forestiere.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hard work” (20 reviews)
“fruit trees” (30 reviews)
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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 5 days ago via mobile

We were passing through the area and stopped for this tour. It is amazing that one man envisioned this underground habitat and made it happen...complete with an underground citrus farm!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area visiting the Sequoia and King's Canyon parks, and had a day to explore the Fresno area. Trip Advisor led us to this Garden, and we had a really good time! It was a pleasant experience where you get to learn...More

1  Thank Fstark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my wife and adult son on a 100+ degree day. environment underground was comfortable. Entire locale was inspiring and a tribute to one man's vision and hard work. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. My son pushed me in a wheelchair, and while difficult...More

1  Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine buying a plot of land only to find out that it is "worthless," and then having the vision to dig -- by hand -- through layers of rock, to find soil beneath the rock, to bring that soil to the top, and to make...More

1  Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They made it easy and pleasurable to bring my grandmother along in her wheelchair. Great visit and super cool place! I recommend this trip to anyone - a must see in Fresno!

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Educationally interesting in the area of knowledge on the history of Fresno. Forestiere's Underground Garden is a very unique touring experience. However, I feel the entrance fee of $17 is quite over priced

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forestiere Underground Gardens is a hidden gem of Fresno. Even my kids said, "I thought this was going to be just whatever, but it was really good". It is truly astonishing. The tour goes over the history first, and take you down different levels. I...More

Thank Jaspreet B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived very close to this location for years. Drove right by it and never really realized what it was. So happy we took the time to visit. This place is awesome and a testament to what a man with a passion or mission in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my family here and it was fascinating! The history and how they are maintaining it now is very informative and entertaining. There were many wow moments. I often feel there is not a lot to go see that is only within a short...More

Thank mlaw1970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is truly amazing. Starting with the surroundings, I would never thought about such as place exists around. The entrance offered a great hint about what you are about to see. The moment I stepped into the hall way, I felt like I walked...More

Thank Sam T
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Sumita1986
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Yes - we are open on April 1st - our cost is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $8 for children ages 5 - 17
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Judy0000
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Yes! We will be open Wednesday through Sunday in September.
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Forestiere U
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Bukashaus | Reviewed this property |
The actual underground gardens and living areas were amazing however we really enjoyed the whole experience.
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