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Forestiere Underground Gardens

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There is Nothing Like It

From the street you may not think you are in the right place but you are. This is not a tourist... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy G
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Getting out of the heat in Sunny CA

What a place and accomplishment. Hard to imagine the amount of work that was done to accomplish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Western Cape, South Africa
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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 2 days ago via mobile

From the street you may not think you are in the right place but you are. This is not a tourist trap. You will be amazed at one persons ability to create a place so incredible and that he spent his life fulfilling his dreams....More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place and accomplishment. Hard to imagine the amount of work that was done to accomplish this. Creative use of materials and plants. Sort of an underground Frank Lloyd Wright and Bechtel Construction Group all in one. Words/pictures do not do justice, you have...More

Thank Beeffarmer60
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
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4 August 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
1 April 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
5 March 2018|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Yes! We will be open Wednesday through Sunday in September.