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Forestiere Underground Gardens

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Address: 5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
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+1 559-271-0734
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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A Must See

If you haven't visited, I suggest you do. It's an awesome experience. You are toured thru underground living of this man who made it all happen. Pretty interesting place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Fresno
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't visited, I suggest you do. It's an awesome experience. You are toured thru underground living of this man who made it all happen. Pretty interesting place.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check before you come to be sure that this wonderful man-made spectacle is still open. This is a spectacular place being closed by the mindless High Speed Rail (HSR) project, There were many casualties of this project, and no thought was given to preserving some of the Central Valley's prized locations. HSR is considered a great imposition by the residents... More 

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Thank FresnoJohn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting. Unusual. Local history. Docents were friendly and knowledgeable. An added bonus that being underground was natural air conditioning during the heat.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I drove past this place for many years. One day a friend at work organized a trip for a group of us to visit the underground gardens. It wasn't anything like I expected and was such a unique experience. I would definitely recommend it. We went in the summer and it was so nice and cool on the tour!

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Thank Kimberly S
Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seriously. It is cool inside. Temperature wise. Forestiere really knew how to live comfortably in this dreadfully hot climate. What sticks out to me the most is the beautiful stone faced walls and the orange trees made of three different types of oranges. Biblical references influence the garden. They are still finding new tunnels to this day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this tribute to the dedication of a single man is different from almost anything I have seen. There is an entrance fee which includes a guided tour around some parts of this fascinating structure. Its a perfect place to while away some time on a hot day while learning about the history of how and why Forestiere created this excavation.

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story behind Forestiere is really interesting and fascinating. I did enjoy the tour and appreciated getting out of the 102 degree heat of Fresno that day. However the price was a little inflated for the experience. I don't know if FUG does coupons, but if they do I would say go with a discount.

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Fresno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a native to Fresno I strongly recommend you visit the Forestiere Underground Garden and learn about a very interesting piece of Fresno history. There is a small fee to take the tour, but well worth the price of admission. The tour is an easy walk and most small children or elderly can complete it without assistance. Definitely... More 

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Thank Jacky P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I've lived here a while and never went to the underground garden's. Wow was I surprised at want this man did right here in Fresno. Our group went on the tour and had the best time. It was a hot day, but underground it was so much cooler. We'll visit again.

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Thank SindiMc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

If you ever wanted to just dig a hole, this place just makes you want to do it all the more. I highly recommend this place to families and the elderly, but all ages would enjoy it. Its really neat to see the ingenuity and thought put into the underground gardens. It is definitely a hidden gem of Fresno!

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