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The old downtown has a couple old movie theaters, a Starbucks and numerous other cafes and restaurants, and some local shops. The architecture dates back to the early 20th century in places.
Written Apr 4, 2013
Rahilly Park is a nice place to bring your children to if you're in Merced. It's fully equipped with slides, swings and picnic tables as well as its own unique set of playground equipment: segments of large irrigation pipes that serve as tunnels for the kids to play in. This park is the cleanest I've found so far, and it offers big old trees that provide welcomed shade in the already hot weather of early March. I just found it, so I haven't had time to explore it thoroughly, but I've been told a stream runs through it, and there is a walking path.
Updated Dec 9, 2009
Address: Parsons, north of intersection with Brookdale
Built in 1930 and largely unchanged since then, aside from some changes made around 1940 to accommodate a snack counter, the Merced Theatre in downtown Merced is a major local landmark.
Written Aug 10, 2009
Merced is the Merced County seat and thus the location of the county courthouse. It has built a new courthouse but thankfully did not destroy the old courthouse, built in 1875. It was renovated and, in beautiful condition insie and out, turned into a museum. However, no photographs are allowed inside.
Written Jul 31, 2009
Address: 21st & N Streets, Merced
Visiting the Arts Center is free. You will be able to check out the current exhibit and the Arbor Gallery if you go Monday through Friday: 10am to 4pm or Saturday: 10am 2pm.
The gallery with the featured exhibit opens half an hour earlier and closes half an hour later than that during the week. I visited the Arts Center last during a Hmong art exhibition. The paintings, quilts, and the written descriptions fascinated me, and I learned something about Hmong culture I never knew before. I highly recommend visiting the Multicultural Arts Center if you're in Merced.
The Arbor Gallery is a little store displaying jewelry, glass art, ceramics, and other beautiful creations for sale by local artists.
Written Mar 12, 2008
Address: 645 W Main St.
This is a popular place on Main Street in Merced. More popular even than the Starbucks, just a block away. This place serves pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads, and italian food, plus has a great selection of fresh baked Italian style pastries and a full espresso bar. Portions are generous and prices very reasonable. Closes sort of early in afternoon, so be sure to call if arriving for late lunch.
Favorite Dish: Recently, we stopped and had asparagus cream soup that was very nice. When barista ran out of small latte cups, she served for small price a large latte.
Written Apr 4, 2013
Address: 350 W Main Street, Merced, CA
Phone: Ph: 209-383-1700