Hidden Homes Nature Trail 

A unique (and cost-free!) family outing nearby Fresno and Clovis. Revel in the beautiful natural surroundings while exploring the Hidden Homes Nature Trail located at the River Center. Discover larger-than-life animal homes along the stroller-friendly half-mile trail. The River Center conveniently offers picnic tables, benches and restrooms onsite. 

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Hidden Homes Nature Trail

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Gazebo Gardens 

A fun family thing to do in Fresno! Plant nursery by day and food truck community by night. Complete with a beer garden and live music, grab some grub from the sampling of food trucks Thursday through Saturday evenings. Spend quality time with the family to stop and smell the roses--and don't forget to snap a photo with the giant garden gnome! 

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo 

Home to more than 200 species, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers unmatched up-close experiences with animal friend favorites! Feed a giraffe, touch the silky skin of a stingray, and watch sea lions dive underwater through a massive viewing window. Kick back and relax at the zoo's newest dining option, Kopje Lodge, while enjoying a gourmet entrée (paired with a beer or wine option for the adults) and looking out at the African Savannah. 

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Shinzen Friendship Garden 

Looking for a delightful place to take a walk with the family? Stroll the beautiful Shinzen Friendship Garden located within Woodward Park to admire magnificent scenery. From Ume Grove to the Koi pond beneath Double Moon Bridge, there is an array of gorgeous natural views. Be sure to take advantage of the many incredible photo opportunities! 

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Blackbeard's Family Entertainment Center 

Race in a go-kart, float in a bumper boat (prepare to get splashed!), hit a home-run at the batting cages, or putt around an interactive golf course! At Blackbeard's Family Entertainment Center, expect an outing packed with fun and to leave with many lasting memories. 

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Clovis Trails 

Bike, skate, walk, jog--travel along the Clovis Trails any way you like to move! The expansive trail meanders through several kid-friendly parks and attractions like Clovis Botanical Garden. It also flows by many shopping centers packed with tasty eateries and dessert spots--making for a sweet ice cream or frozen yogurt outing. Stop by Scoops, Soups & More (Old Town Clovis) for local Fresno State ice cream or Big Kahuna Frozen Yogurt (Sierra Vista Mall), each within close distance of the Old Town Clovis Trail. 

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