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Forestiere Underground Gardens

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Buried Treasure

You could drive right by this place and miss it because it's all underground. But it's not to be... read more

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Lisa G
El Cerrito, California, United States
Unique in Fresno

Amazing story of an Italian immigrant who purchased 80 acres for $80 and then set about building an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paradise Point, Australia
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“citrus trees”(18 reviews)
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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Reviewed yesterday

You could drive right by this place and miss it because it's all underground. But it's not to be missed if you are in the Fresno area. Pictures don't do this amazing place justice. You have to feel the cool breezes and see the beautiful...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing story of an Italian immigrant who purchased 80 acres for $80 and then set about building an underground home for himself. He dug it all out himself manually. His dream was to open it up to the public for visits so built a ballroom...More

Thank kohkoh
Reviewed 4 days ago

The story of a Italian immigrant who came here to be an citrus farmer. He purchased 80 acres and started to dig, but the property was on hard pan. Our guide was wonderful and told the interesting story of how one man dug out his...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not what you would expect! This is one person's dream home/garden. He incorporated a home and garden from his own thoughts/plans.

Thank 6camaro7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is an eye opener to see what one man can accomplish when he sets his mind to it. Forestiere was a visionary building an underground home - gardens with skylights, summer & winter bedrooms, fish pond, parlour, ballroom, etc. He used the hard pan...More

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m so glad I decided to visit during my first trip to Fresno! It’s definitely worth the visit as you’ll be amazed by the genius and creativity that an Italian immigrant in the early to mid twentieth century had to creat such a labyrinth of...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll try to keep it short but WOW, just WOW. Amazing place and an even more amazing man that made it a reality. I was blown away by his forward thinking, perseverance and genious. Lateshka, our guide made it even better with her enthusiasm and...More

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit had such a great time. Our docent Donald was so kind and really very knowledgeable and the tour was an hour long. Absolutely will go again!

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a marble. True ly a must see. Amazing. You and your family will love this. All carved out of the ground. Hard pan. By hand. This guy gave his life to create this. You have to see it.

Thank 3Michael777
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this garden to be quite unique. We had a very knowledgeable guide. This is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and the underground temperature will be lower so we advise bringing a light jacket.

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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.