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Modesto Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 26 photos

A Modesto Afternoon

We left Yosemite National Park that morning and were enroute to the Oakland area to lodge overnight, with plans to fly to Texas the following day. Modesto was along our route, so we stopped to see this town of "Water, Wealth, Contentment, (and) Health".

Modesto is located in the center of a rich agricultural area, the San Joaquin valley. As we closed in on this town, we passed field after field of almonds.

It's no wonder--this area is home to Blue Diamond Almonds. But this fertile land also produces fruits, wine grapes, dairy and poultry products and is home to Gallo winery, Modesto Nuts, Sciabica Olive Oil, Del Monte and Hilmar Cheese.

One of our reasons for coming to Modesto was to tour the historic McHenry Mansion, but we also wanted to look into this town's connection with the film, American Graffiti.

We found Modesto to be a very wellkept, friendly place. Read on and you'll see why!

  • Last visit to Modesto: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    ~ Hi, Veronica! It looks like a wonderful place for a visit! Thanks for your page - ><>< -

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Hi Veronica= Modesto looks like a great little place. I would simply love that McHenry mansion- the architecture is amazing. Restuarants sound pretty inviting too.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2007 at 10:11 AM

    Veronica, this is really the kind of place I love to visit. "American Graffiti" is one of my favorite movies. The McHenry Mansion looks like a delight. (Kind people) Bronze Statue depicting 1957 is certainly a "memory -grabber" for me. Wonderful pages.


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