Saturday, September 08, 2012

Visitors Guide to Merced California

Merced California
Merced is the end point for the 300-mile section of the California High Speed rail line that will go all the way San Fernando Valley.

After final build out trains will run all the way to San Francisco to the west and Los Angeles to the south forever changing this rural rural Central California town.

Today Merced is known as the "Gateway to Yosemite." The Yosemite Highway, Highway 140 takes visitors from downtown to the Yosemite Valley in under two hours.

One of the more interesting attractions  is the Merced Fruit Barn. Here you can grab a snack to take with you, as there is a variety of locally dried fruit and nuts, as well as fresh produce, gift baskets, and unique gift items.

Another unique spot is county Courthouse, On the National Register of Historic Places, this magnificent building was designed in 1875 by State Capitol Architect, Albert A. Bennett. In addition to the many different temporary traveling exhibits, the museum's permanent collection includes a blacksmith shop, turn-of-the century schoolhouse and some unique Indian artifacts.

To find out more about visiting Merced California visit our main website.