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Shinzen Japanese Garden (within Woodward Region Park, Fresno):

- Considered to be a Japanese-oasis of beauty.

- The Shinzen Garden is open from May to September, daily, from 5 pm until sundown.

- To enter Woodward Park, drivers will have to pay $3/ per vehicle, and $55 for an annual pass, that provides visitors unlimited entry to the park.

- To admire the beautiful Japanese Garden, the admission fees are as follows: $5 for family groups, $3 fro adults and $0.50 for seniors. Children under the age of 4 have free access.


Fresno Island Water Park (6099 W. Barstow Avenue, Fresno):


- Featuring more than 20 waterslides and rides, a large arcade and miniature golf.

- Visitors should keep in mind that the operating hours vary for each attraction.

- The general admission fee (all day pass) is $22.99 for adults, $16.99 for youngsters and $14.99 for seniors.

- Theme-birthday parties are also available and can be arranged at the water-park by reservations.


Fresno Metropolitan Museum (1515 Van Ness Avenue):


- The museum is presenting a permanent collection, consisting in more than 3000 artifacts and art works, presenting a 400-year old history of Fresno.

- Visitors should know that the museum is closed on Monday, but it is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 11 am and 5 pm.

- The entering fees are as follows: $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and students (who are advised to bring along their ID's), and $3 for children between the age of 3 and 12.


Sports & outdoor events

The Fresno State Bulldogs participate in many intercollegiate sports games during the year, covering areas such as football, bowling, basketball, soccer, ice hokey, wrestling and volleyball.


Along with the Bulldogs, there are other well-known Fresno sports teams, such as the Minor League Baseball team, known as Fresno Grizzlies and the basketball team Fresno Heatwave, as well as the ice hokey team Fresno Falcons.


Outdoor lovers should consider visiting Old Town Clovis or Woodward Park, offering numerous biking and jogging trails, as well as other options for fun outdoor activities.


The Clovis Rodeo is a popular event, held every year, in the last week-end of April, featuring rodeo shows, kept order to remind locals about their western heritage and the legacy of the cattle ranching industry.



The Rogue Performance Festival is an unusual event, presenting independent art performances, sponsored by the performing artists and the paying audience, taking place, every year, in March.


The festival first started in 2002, having 16 groups of artists in the show, and over 50 performances. It is a non-juried festival, holding shows of many art disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, puppetry, visual art and film, storytelling and spoken word.






If you planned to dance all night with your friends, perhaps the North Tower Circle on 2777 N Maroa Ave could be your choice. The bar has a white neon lighted dance floor, pool tables, electronic darts and plenty of music after 10 pm, provided by professional DJ's.


Another popular bar in Fresno is considered to be Fibber Mc Gee's that can be found on Cedar Avenue, offering live music and plenty of room for dancing. However, the bar can get really crowded, especially on Saturdays.


For a more casual evening and the choice of many Fresno business people, who come here for a drink after work, there is The Elbow Room, situated on San Jose Avenue. It is also a great place to grab a sandwich, onion rings or a burger, the bar/restaurant having a rich menu, offering delicious options.




The party starts after 9 pm at Club Fred Van Ness Avenue. The pool tables are covered, turning into drink tables, and the bartender is ready to take your order.


A more comfortable club is considered to be Chiquito's Nite Club, located on Chestnut Avenue. On Fridays, the entertainment is provided by the DJ's, playing 70's and 80's music, as well as Latin. The usual crowd is around the age of 30.


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