Fresno is known for being the innovator for many things in the nation, one of being recent is the first High-Speed Rail will be first constructed in Fresno, CA.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fresno possesses the first Zoo in California, named after a predominant and world-renown zoological doctor in the world Dr. Chaffee, the Zoo was named after him after his passing, The Chaffee Zoo. The Chaffee Zoo is known for some of their exhibits being the largest and most close to mimic nature as possible in the nation. There is also some very huge improvement in the works and some that have been finished recently, such as the Sea Lion Cove, where the City of Fresno tax payers voted and paid to build the largest Sea Lion exhibit in the nation. The Sea Lion Cove exactly looks like the natural environment of the Sea Lion in the California Coast. There is also a large underwater glass portion guest can look in amazement at the Sea Lions swimming underwater. Another enormous improvement and addition to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno purchased more land for the Zoo to expand the land addition will be known as the African exhibit. The exhibit will house lions, cheetahs, rhinos and many more animals from the African environment.
Another tourist attraction that attracts visitors from all over the nation and world is the Forestiere Underground Gardens. Simply put individual dung into the ground creating rooms, hallways and channels to live under the ground in Fresno CA. The dirt was hand dung over a 40 year time period. The Underground garden possesses patios, 90 rooms, courtyards, gardens and much more. The Underground Gardens encompass over 4 and half acres, the tour guides always state that every visitor is amazed when they come and visit this man made underground gem.
There is plenty more historic and famous sights see and visit in Fresno CA, an amazing place if you are a historic buff.