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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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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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Enjoyed the tour of the Underground Gardens

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Thank Pure_Life_Lisa
Homewood, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the surprising tour. The guide was wonderful and the story of a man in the early 1900's taking several adversities to build an oasis on his land was inspiring. Sunlight enters open skylights throughout all of the space so I had no issues going underground. We did, however, have two people leave our group. I look forward to... More 

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Thank Kim B
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My best friend and I visited in June 2016. Very educational and I am in awe of this place. A must see for adults and kids.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here three times now, and each time I walk away learning something new. Tour guides are passionate and are helpful and friendly. Don't let the old worn sign and lack of parking fool you, this tour is worth every penny. It's amazing to see how this innovative man lived underground, planted beautiful specimens, and was able to make... More 

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