Central Valley Visitor Information

Merced

Merced features the Yosemite Wildlife Museum. The Castle Air Museum in Atwater exhibits 44 vintage military aircraft. In Le Grand, southeast of Merced, visit the Buchanan Hollow Nut Company, where you can trek through the fields and tour the processing plant. Also in Le Grand is Bright’s Pioneer Exhibit, which features antique vehicles. And, in Madera, the Madera County Museum displays agricultural exhibits and native American artifacts.

Bird-watchers can search for 200 species, including migratory waterfowl and shore birds, at the nearby Grassland Wetlands of Merced County. Year-round, in the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area off Highway 152 (west of Los Banos), you can view birds of prey, deer, and other wildlife.

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Top Attractions in the Central Valley Area

Bakersfield Music Theatre
Bidwell Park & Bidwell Mansion
Boomers, Modesto
Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, Bakersfield
Buttonwillow Raceway Park
California Living Museum
California State Capitol & Museum
California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Explorit Science Center
Fairytale Town
Feather River Fish Hatchery, Oroville
Folsom Premium Outlets
Forestiere Underground Gardens, Fresno
National Yo Yo Museum, Chico
Old Sacramento
Oroville Dam & Lake, Oroville
Sacramento Zoo
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
Sierra Nevada Brewing Tour
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

Activities in the Central Valley Area

American River Parkway

Every city, it seems, has a trail where dog walkers can see and be seen. …
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Blossom Trail

Take this self-guided motor or bicycle tour, organized by the Fresno County Blossom Trail Committee, …
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Celebrate Winter at a Wildlife Festival

Winter is the season to enjoy the spectacular migratory bird life along the famed Pacific …
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Central Valley Museums

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Explore Bats in Yolo Basin

Within the shadow of the capitol of California, the Yolo Bypass offers excellent wildlife viewing …
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Feather Falls Loop, Oroville

It is a spectacular waterfall, plunging 410 ft. along the Fall River. Feather Falls flows …
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