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Enjoy Modesto Like a Local.

McHenry MansionMcHenry Mansion
906 15th Street, (Corner of 15th & I)
Modesto
(209) 577-5344
Built in 1883 by Robert McHenry. Today the Mansion is one of Modesto's favorite tourist sites.
Mansion and gift shop hours:
Sun. - Fri., 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Saturday; Available for private group functions.

McHenry Museum
1402 I St., Modesto
(209) 577-5366
Located a block away from the McHenry Mansion, the McHenry Museum building was originally the city library.
Tues. - Sun., noon - 4 p.m. Group tours call - 577-5344. Admission is free.

Great Valley Museum & Planetarium
MJC, West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto
(209) 575-6550
Learn about the animals and plants that live in California's unique Central Valley.
Hours: Tues. - Sat., 9am - 4pm; Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ticket prices vary.

Castle Air Museum
Santa Fe Drive west of Buhach Road, Atwater
(209) 723-2178
Currently more than 45 aircraft are on display!
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. - May and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., June - Sept. Closed major holidays.

Sierra Railroad
220 S Sierra Ave., Oakdale
(209) 848-2100

Modesto Points of Interest

Modesto Arch
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

Modesto Open Air Farmer's MarketSouthern Pacific Depot
9th & J streets
Constructed in 1915 in Mission style, this facility now serves as the city's transportation center.

El Viejo Post Office
1125 I St.
Built during the Great Depression of the 1930s, it contains a series of historic murals in its lobby, depicting Modesto's agricultural life.

Lucas Plaza Statue
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.

McClatchy Square
15th & I streets
This quarter-acre 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.

 

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