Water, Wealth, Contentment,
Modesto is a
vibrant community proud of its citizens,
great traditions, educational
opportunities, and multicultural
lifestyles. Modesto is blessed year
round with mild weather and some of the
world's richest soil.
Modesto offers the
diversity and facilities of a
metropolitan city, but still maintains
an atmosphere of old fashioned
hospitality. Modesto is the 16th largest
city in California with a population
exceeding 210,000 people and is also the
seat of Stanislaus County.
on Highway 99, Modesto is easily
accessible from throughout California.
West of the valley and over the coastal
mountain range lies the San Francisco
Bay Area, a 90-mile drive from Modesto.
Eastward are the foothills that house
the famed Gold Country “Mother Lode” and
lead to the majestic Sierra Nevada
mountain range and Yosemite National
Modesto is located
in the heart of one of the greatest
agricultural areas of our nation - the
San Joaquin Valley. Dairy products,
nuts, fruits, wine grapes and poultry
products are some of our top
commodities. Join us in early spring to
enjoy the delightful sights and smells
of orchards in blossom. Visit here in
the summer or fall harvest seasons and
"taste Modesto" at our Farmers Market or
at roadside produce stands.
Please take of
advantage of our many amenities. Play a
round of golf, picnic in one of our many
parks, explore our antique shops or
visit one of our museums. If you are a
little more adventurous try near by
river rafting, hiking or jet skiing. Whatever you
choose you will have the opportunity to
enjoy all that Modesto has to
906 15th Street, Modesto (209)
Built in 1883 by Robert McHenry.
Today the Mansion is one of Modesto's favorite
tourist sites. Gift shop.
1402 I St., Modesto (209) 577-5366
Located a block away from the McHenry Mansion,
the McHenry Museum building was originally the
Valley Museum of Natural History
Stoddard Ave., Modesto (209) 575-6196
about the animals and plants that live in
California's unique Central Valley.
Santa Fe Drive west of Buhach
Road, Atwater (209) 723-2178
than 45 aircraft are on display!
220 S Sierra Ave., Oakdale (209)
Historic State Theatre
a recognized Landmark Preservation Site by the
City of Modesto. This beautiful Art Deco Style
now plays host to a variety of live
concerts and productions, as well as cutting
edge independent films.
Fat Cat Music House and Lounge
30’s era music house featuring live music,
comedy, and disco bands. Dance the night away or
a quiet drink in front of the fire,
this club has something for everyone.
Center for the Arts.
84,000 square foot
center will feature two theaters one
accommodating 1,200 and the other 400.The Gallo
is an outstanding community asset,
setting a new standard for all arts, education
and entertainment in the Central Valley.
Regional artists and performers will produce
shows of a style, size and quality never deemed
possible in the past.
POINTS OF INTEREST
9th & I streets
The Modesto Arch,
built in 1912, was inspired by the Modesto
Business Men's Association as an Ornamental and
Electric Arch across I Street
9th & J streets
in 1915 in Mission style, this facility now
serves as the city's transportation center.
Viejo Post Office
1125 I St.
the Great Depression of the 1930s, it contains a
series of historic murals in its lobby,
depicting Modesto's agricultural life.
Graffiti Cruising Loop
9th & 10th streets
(between G & K streets)
The popular film
American Graffiti was based on producer George
Lucas' boyhood experiences in Modesto, where
cruising was a teenager's way of life in the
late '50s and early '60s. The popular cruising
loop of the 50's and 60's was 9th and 10th
streets in downtown.
Intersection of Downey, 17th
Street, McHenry Ave. and J St
At the five
points intersection, this bronze statue features
two teenagers from the early '60s leaning
against the fender of a '57' Chevrolet.
15th & I streets
park is home to "The Paper Boy," a bronze statue
of a young boy delivering copies of "The Bee'
with a dog at his side. Also in the park is the
Gallo Rose Garden.
▪ Fax: 209 577-8146
2225 Yosemite Blvd
▪ Modesto, CA 95354