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Forestiere Underground Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A unique treasure in the middle of the city

This underground garden is unique. There is a lot of Fresno history behind this historic landmark... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kent, Washington
Great place to visit

Visited the underground gardens in the summertime, and it was very pleasantly cool and enjoyable. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
+1 559-271-0734
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All reviews our tour guide hard work citrus trees unique place one of a kind living quarters his life degrees cooler one person escape the heat hidden gem hour tour interesting history above ground street parking hand rolls fresno area
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This underground garden is unique. There is a lot of Fresno history behind this historic landmark. They give tours and we were fortunate to catch the last one of the day that started at 3pm. So be sure to plan for getting there before that...More

Thank maddywiley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the underground gardens in the summertime, and it was very pleasantly cool and enjoyable. A beautiful place that was unbelievable as to how it all began. Please support the gardens by visiting - I promise you will thoroughly enjoy.

Thank dixc44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful day we had with our family. The youngest member was 7 all the way up to mid 70's and we were all very entertained and amazed. Tour guide was very patient with repeated questions from curious 7 yr olds and gave us...More

Thank tinker12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, one might think, hmmm what is this all about?? I was pleasantly surprised! This is an amazing museum! I know the name if "gardens" but the history of this site is amazing. The insight this man had was genesis! We had the...More

Thank pfamily85
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up seeing this place on " you asked for it"...it is all and more you could ever imagine ! great tour guides ...a real wonder of what a human can do

Thank corlettz
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can you say about this place except it is very unique? Top-side looks nondescript and nearly abandoned; the real show is below. It was dug out by an Italian immigrant in the days before air conditioning, as a way to escape the Valley heat....More

Thank Norm G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour. Took over an hour to do tour but v interesting v and informative. Randa gave us an excellent tour, entertaining, knowledgeable, funny. my teenage kids enjoyed it too. Loved the citrus trees

Thank ellywell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish I could sit with this fellow and pick his brain. What an amazing world he created! We enjoyed seeing it and feeling the space, and our guide , Randa, was excellent. I’m a bit claustrophobic and was concerned. Don’t be. There is plenty of...More

Thank babeturner2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is unique. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Well worth visiting. Parking is on the street which is fine for a car.

Thank blacklicorice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were amazed at the story, accomplishments and legacy of the man who created this underground Eden. A must see for anyone traveling to Fresno!

Thank anwin72
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
I noticed that your questions were already answered (below) although we paid $15 for a senior admission (not $10 as someone else stated). Maybe the respondent had a coupon or other discount? You may access their website... More
March 31, 2018|
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
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Yes! We will be open Wednesday through Sunday in September.