Oh Wow Nickel Arcade
100 W olive Ave, Merced, CA. 2.31 miles from our hotel. For more information call 209-383-1880
2323 Colorado Avenue, Turlock, 209-668-3333, ext. 2475. Tours given with advance notice Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4PM. Guests can see firsthand the operation of the nations leading emergency medical information service. Also view the making of emblems being engraved on bracelets and necklaces.
Hilmar Cheese Company
9001 Lander Avenue, Hilmar, 209-667-6076. Open daily, 8AM to 6PM. Observe cheese being made the old-fashioned way. A full-service deli and ice cream parlor is available as well as picnic areas and a country store. Not just Yosemite and San Francisco! We all know that California isn't just surfing and Hollywood, but do you? Come see our "real" California, where quality people with hometown pride make one of America's favorite foods.....cheese.
Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 West Main Street, Merced, 209-388-1090. Open weekdays 9AM to 5PM, group tours available on weekends by appointment. This new multimillion dollar facility features three floors of paintings, sculptures, photography, rooms for dance, theater and conference facilities.
Red Rock Winery and Brewery
7990 East Hwy. 140, Merced, 209-722-7625. Open daily, 10AM to 5PM. Stop by Merced County's only winery and brewery to taste some of the award-winning wines and beers. Gift shop and picnic areas for your enjoyment.
Buchanan Hollow Nut Company
6510 Minturn Road, LaGrand, 209-389-4594. Open Monday through Saturday, 8AM to 5PM. Friendly tours of small nut processing/packaging plant specializing in pistachios and a variety of nuts produced in the area. Free samples and gift boxes shipped.
1020 Cedar Ave, Atwater, CA. 7.31 miles from our hotel. For more information call 209-357-6320.
Yosemite Wildlife Museum
Yosemite Parkway, Merced, CA. 3.14 miles from our hotel. For more information call 209-383-1052.
Merced Courthouse Museum
21st and N Streets, Merced, 209-723-2401. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 4PM. Free admission. Historical exhibits of Merced County and the State. Rotating displays of quilts, artists, dolls and more. Courthouse Park is located adjacent to the Museum, which features a Veterans Memorial.
Merced Agricultural Museum
4498 E. Hwy. 140, Merced, 209-383-1912. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10AM to 4PM. Free Admission. Antique farm equipment, gas engines, horse-drawn buggies and more! Includes a working blacksmith shop and seasonal antique engine club gatherings.
Castle Air Museum
Castle Air Museum represents history in a way the whole family can share. While there is nothing glamorous about war, our majestic warbirds are awe-inspiring reminders of how fragile our freedom can be and how men and women have stepped forward when that freedom was threatened. To stand under the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress is an incredible experience. And yet, somehow, the sturdy flying Fortress survives the onslaught and continues her mission
Applegate Park and Zoo
26th and R Streets, Merced. The zoo is open daily 10AM to 5PM, nominal admission fee. The park has wild animals, ducks, picnic areas, rose garden, Laura's Fountain and Kiddieland Amusement area with train (available on weekends June through September).
Lake Road, Merced, 209-385-7426. Open sunrise to sunset, $4 entry per car. Boating, wind sailing swimming, canoeing, picnic areas with BBQ's and facilities to rent.
45426 East Hwy. 140, Merced, 209-383-6806. Open daily with fresh produce, California nuts, gift baskets and BBQ lunches with advance reservations. Owners, Jim and Kay Allen will also arrange an agriculture tour of your preference within Merced County.
Every Saturday on N and 18th Street from 7 to 11AM, rain or shine. Farmers from all over the county come to sell their produce.
The newest campus of UC system located in the City of Merced.