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Forestiere Underground Gardens Tours


Forestiere Underground Gardens
5021 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93722

About This Event

In the early 1900s, Sicilian immigrant, citrus grower and visionary Baldassare Forestiere began turning what was useless farmland into a vast network of rooms, tunnels and courtyards as a subterranean escape from the sweltering Central Valley summer heat.Using only shovels, picks and other hand tools, Baldassare was inspired to excavate for forty years, going as deep as 25 feet underground and spanning over 10 acres. He grew fruit trees and grapevines underground - many of which are still thriving today! Today, guests from around the world tour through his grottoes, passageways and underground homes. Although he never officially opened the Mediterranean resort of his dreams, we think Baldassare would be thrilled by all of the guests marveling at his life's work today and finding inspiration underground. 

Due to the nature of the historic site, access is only granted through an hour-long walking tour accompanied by a tour guide. Tours are offered continuously (two - three times per hour) through our open hours. Tours are first come, first served and when you arrive you'll be placed on the next available tour. Click here for tour dates.

Hours of Operation
*Wednesday-Sunday  10:00am-4:00pm 
*Weather Permitting- If rainy call ahead first   

ADULTS  -  $19
DISCOUNTED Rate - $17 for:Seniors aged 60+, college students with ID, active duty military with ID
CHILDREN - $9 (ages 5 through 17 - children must be accompanied by an adult)
Children 4 and under are FREE
Cash, Visa and MasterCard Accepted

Phone: 559-271-0734 

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Event Website: www.undergroundgardens.com/
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