Los Banos, California in Central Valley is Birders' Paradise

snow geeseWhether visiting or living in this California destination, there are many things to see and do. Here are attractions, activities and events of interest:




Merced County Spring Fair, Los Banos, CA


Los Banos Tomato Festival Annual Event in California





Randall Fawcett House, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed Usonian home in Los Banos is a rare example of this design style. Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the house set on a farm for Randall "Buck" Fawcett and his wife Harriet, who met Wright while taking an architecture course at Stanford University. Buck Fawcett was recruited by the Chicago Bears in 1944, but instead returned to the Los Banos farm that his father had homesteaded. The 1961 house includes battered and sloped concrete block construction with wings at 60/120 degree angles. It also contains a broad copper fascia and horizontal roof line that lays flat and long. A 12-foot-wide fireplace hearth rises to the left of the entrance of a unique and open space that incorporates 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

When you go: Get information and a free visitors guide at Los Banos Chamber of Commerce at 503 J St. Los Banos, CA 93635, losbanos.com.

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