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Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
+1 559-271-0734
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A must see in Fresno!

The history about this place is impressive! The tour guide was extremely helpful and she had a lot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TatiBacurau
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Sao Paulo, SP
via mobile
A real Historical treasure

After living near this place for fifty plus years we finally stopped. What a pleasant surprise this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Twoleftys
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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 over 90 years old! *Ancient Roman architecture - arches, vaults and stone-built walls. *Underground micro-climates - temperature variations of 10 to 30 degrees! *Underground home of Sicilian visionary and self-taught artist/builder Baldassare Forestiere.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“unique place” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
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+1 559-271-0734
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history about this place is impressive! The tour guide was extremely helpful and she had a lot of knowledge about the whole place. They also have a small gift shop and you can purchase soft drinks. You can park your car at the surrounding...More

Thank TatiBacurau
Reviewed 2 days ago

After living near this place for fifty plus years we finally stopped. What a pleasant surprise this was! Well worth the time and money. So glad it has been preserved.

Thank Twoleftys
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your visit. We're glad you stopped by!

Reviewed 4 days ago

A very unusual find to see the foresight of the builder of this attraction. The underground gardens have been preserved for us to see how one man through his own hard labors and love, created this "oasis" in the central valley. Pretty cool. Especially if...More

Thank Keikidoc
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit and your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! One mans amazing hard work. On the tour you learn what brought Mr. Forestiere to this country, how he decided to come to Fresno, and what made him decide to build an underground home. The fruit trees all around the property...More

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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed review and letting other guests know about our stroller limitations. We appreciate the kind words!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Forestiere Underground Gardens is a very unique place to visit. It amazes me that it was constructed with only hand tools.

Thank Lawrence P
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and your kind review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps I'm not cultured enough to enjoy this, but it wasn't my speed. It was a hot day in Fresno, with more of the same at every turn. My family seemed to enjoy it though. I will say the tour guides were lovely and so...More

Thank NikkiD81
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and we're glad that your family enjoyed the tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a terrific place to visit! With 10 members in our party, some of them didn't know quite what to expect when they heard we were visiting "underground gardens". How pleasantly surprised they were! I knew what to expect because I had found it on...More

Thank Korie B
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you found us online and brought your party to tour our site. Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are guided through this amazing "dream home" that is underground with trees growing up to the sky. The tour guide was full of facts about this man's journey and dreams for this underground resort. If you have not been, you should go see it...More

Thank happytoseeu
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we're so glad you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Fresno for an afternoon before flying home and stopped here after reading other reviews. The underground rooms and gardens are AMAZING and have to be seen to be believed. Wow! It really goes to show what can be accomplished with vision and...More

Thank Utahparkslover
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, and your kind words. We will pass along your compliments to Cami!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are actually a series of underground rooms dug by the ingenious Baldassare Forestiere in the early 20th century. Interesting guided tour which is included in the price of the ticket( $17). Much cooler temperatures than the above ground Fresno heat and an interesting...More

Thank rafoush12013
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit and your review!

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Forestiere U
23 June 2017|
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Response from Bukashaus | Reviewed this property |
The actual underground gardens and living areas were amazing however we really enjoyed the whole experience.
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Maria C
5 June 2017|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Our website has full details but our current hours are 10 am through 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Here's the overview: MARCH - Saturday and Sunday only, 10 AM to 3 PM APRIL * MAY * SEPTEMBER * OCTOBER... More
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Juan G
30 September 2016|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Hello! We do not have a parking lot, but parking is available on Shaw Avenue and Forestiere Street, bordering the northern side and western side of our property.
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