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Population about 107,000
In a nutshell
Quiet, nice, typical small town in agricultural heartland of California
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Nestled at the base of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Range, Visalia's Central California location is an asset to both business and visitors. The city is located 185 miles north of Los Angeles and 225 miles south of San Francisco at the junction...
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: Well, from the the outside it LQQKED like anyother run down Motel. We should have inquired about the ammenities, though before they charged our Visa. The out house was at least 100 yards from the room. The water basin was only half full. Roaches raced up and down the walls....
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: Family owned and operated since 1966, The Vintage Press is a dining venue for all occasions. Whether it is a family dinner, Sunday brunch, that very special occasion, or a business or casual lunch… there is something special to be enjoyed by all at The Vintage Press. Nestled...
PinkFloydActuary Says: The restaurant itself is your standard brew pub. There are three main seating areas - outside (which was extremely popular in the spring), an upstairs seating area and the bar area, home to about half a dozen booths. This is where I found myself. After the initial wait to be...
This a KQQL place to do da bump and grind at. It is spacey, plenty of bouncers, DJ knows his stuff. Last time I partied here, I was comatose the following day.
B&L's has Live Music on weekends and a Lingerie show once a month ;)
Dress Code: Wear some clothes.;)
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 210 W.Center, visalia
Visalia is spread out. Not very congested. Easier to drive than to get to know the bus schedules for a short visit.
Written Sep 21, 2003
You know those mugs, T-shirts, bumper stickers, and the like? Don't waste your money on them. You are going to get them home and wonder what you were thinking when you picked this stuff up and actually paid for it. One day they will all end up on a dusty shelf at your local charity Thrift Store :)
Unique Suggestions: Walk by such items and forget you ever saw them :)
Fun Alternatives: Buy a Protein Bar instead :)
Updated Sep 28, 2003
Acore_Beauty_4_U_Luv Says: Downtown Visalia Can Be Found 72 Miles North of Bakersfield and 43 Miles South of Fresno. Just Off Highway 99 about 6 miles East on Highway 198. Downtown Visalians is a membership organization in excess of 600 individual businesses, service providers and professionals who...
Favorite thing: Nestled amid the old stately oak trees of Mooney Grove Park is the Tulare County Museum.
The museum was erected in 1948 .The museum interior houses a number of exhibits among them military uniforms and weaponry, mining equipment, farming tools, antique toys, ancient office equipment and items celebrating the defunct Visalia Electric Railroad.
The museum also houses collections of Yokuts basketry, Cradle boards, gambling trays, cooking and feasting baskets and a 30,000 year old mammoth tusk found in Woodville, CA.
Located in the museum are the Main Street are old cars, washers and bathtubs along with a view into the offices and equipment once used by doctors, dentists, grocers and barbers.The guns displayed include pieces from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and a weapon once owned by the notorious train robber Chris Evans.
The most popular exhibit is the red caboose which belonged to the Visalia Electric Railroad line until 1942 and for children and adults alike it a source of joy and interest.
The Cramer House is a ranch style home once located in an area north of Springville and it is one of the oldest homes in Tulare County. Built in the 1860's the Cramer house once a stopping ground for stage coaches as well as a post office, it is rumored to have been a hiding place of the infamous outlaws Frank and Jesse James.
The LaMotte School, built April 8, 1894. Thirty years after it closed the school house was relocated to the Pioneer Village.
The museum also has Visalia's first city jail, the Ducor Women's Civic Clubhouse, antique farm wagons, tractors and tools, a bear trap and a log cabin thought to be the oldest homestead still in existence in Tulare County. Not to mention an extensive collection of wagons and carts used for delivering mail and transporting vacationers to the Sequoia National Park.
Fondest memory: Mooney Grove Park has been a popular Park for decades. I remember numerous Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, and Celebrations of various event's :)
On weekends the park offers bicycles and surreys for rent as well as boats for a ride on the pond and everyday the End of the Trail statue and the Boy Scout Cabin are available for public viewing.
Written Sep 27, 2003