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Visalia, CA: This vibrant town is gateway to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and is a perfect home base for travelers. These two parks are home to some of the largest, and most famous, trees on the planet: The General Sherman Tree and the General Grant. As the biggest gateway city, Visalia offers hotels, shopping, dining, nightlife, arts and culture.

Getting to the parks has been made even easier with the seasonal Sequoia Shuttle that offers offers travelers convenient and affordable transportation to Sequoia National Park from Visalia. The shuttle picks up visitors from most Visalia area hotels as well as the Transit Center in downtown for the trip to the park and continues to the Giant Forest Museum where it connects to free in-park shuttle routes that travel throughout the giant forest.

Crystal Cave is available for tours, showcasing this interesting marble cavern. Cave naturalists will lead you on a journey through this beautifully decorated cave of impressive chambers, magnificent formations, and a polished marble stream. Several different tours are offered from mid-May through September. See

Tulare County Museum of Farm Labor and Agriculture showcases the rich history of local agriculture, one of largest in the state. The museum also includes one of the largest, public Native American basket collections. Mooney Grove Park 27000 South Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 93277

Visalia hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year:

Taste the Arts Festival in the fall is the highlight of festival celebrations featuring more than 70 regional visual artists and their paintings, sculptures, steel work, photographs, gourds, and jewelry. Enjoy entertainment on two packed stages featuring musical acts, dance troupes, and cultural performers. Participate in aerosol art and printmaking workshops, or showcase your creativity in the Farmers Market "Fun with Food" sculpture contest. Take advantage of numerous youth activities and much, much more. ALL FOR FREE!

Need a place to stay for you Visalia vacation? Affordable, recognized names in hospitality offer all the amenities travelers seek.

Planning a trip? Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau is your source! See

Nearby: Bravo Farms Cheese Factory with shops in nearby Tulare and Traver offers ice cream to espresso, packaged goodies and special treats.  Bravo Farms offers everything you need for family fun. Watch the cheese-making process from behind the scenes, and then, taste the difference with a sample.

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