or accommodations that are convenient for enjoying a Sequoia National Park vacation, yet are set apart from the crowds, consider lodging at Wicky-Up Ranch Bed and Breakfast. Wicky Up Ranch is located in Woodlake, California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains just 30 minutes from Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park and approximately 10 minutes from Exeter. Please visit the links below for more information on some of the wonderful attractions you can experience while staying at Wicky-Up Ranch.
Visalia Fox Theatre
Step back in time as you enjoy performances in this historic restored theater which reached its peak in the 1930s & 1940s Musical, Comedy & Drama Performances.
Calendar of Events or call 559-625-1FOX
Sequoia Sightseeing Tours
Owned and operated by Three Rivers couple Paul and Becky Bischoff who have a deep love and appreciation of what Sequoia has to offer and a sincere desire to share its majesty with everyone. Sit back, relax and leave the driving to them.
Enjoying the Sequoias has never been easier! Leave your car behind and access locations throughout the Giant Forest including: Giant Forest Museum, General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Lodgepole Visitor Center and Campground, Crescent Meadow, Wuksachi Lodge, Dorst Creek and the many many more trails, lakes and natural wonders for only $15 roundtrip.
Kaweah Oaks Preserve
Kaweah Oaks Preserve, a 322-acre nature preserve, protects one of the last remaining valley oak riparian forests in the San Joaquin Valley. When you walk along the trails at Kaweah Oaks Preserve, you can easily imagine how this area looked before it was settled 100 years ago. More than 300 plant and animal species live, feed or reproduce at the nature preserve, including gray fox, great horned owl, Nuttall’s woodpecker, wild grapevines, willow thickets and majestic valley oaks.
Hours change seasonally.
- Winter: 8am- Sunset
- Summer: 8am-7pm
- Spring/Fall: 8am-6pm
Call our office at 559.738.0211 if you have any questions.
More information on website.
Squaw Valley Herb Garden
“World-class herb gardens, historical entertainment, culinary experiences — It just doesn‘t get better than this!”
31765 E Kings Canyon Rd, Squaw Valley, CA 93675
Tivy Mountain Vintners Winery
Bring friends, the kids, or the dog and have a picnic on the Terrace. Whenever you choose to visit, we want you to experience our unique setting, fun people, and true passion.
2523 No. Pederson Drive
The Doll Nest
“The Doll Nest” is filled with thousands of colorful wooden nesting dolls, known also as Russian Matryoshkas or stacking dolls, which split in half to reveal, other dolls, inside other dolls, inside other dolls, inside other dolls…
43315 Alta Acres Dr, Three Rivers · (559) 561-4891
Project Survival’s Cat Haven
Project Survival’s Cat Haven promotes the conservation and preservation of wild cats in their native habitat by educating visitors and publicizing the work done by Project Survival Cat Conservation Group. Project Survival’s Cat Haven maintains an educational room at the facility for youth programs and an outreach program.
Horseback Riding (foothills)
Wood ‘N’ Horse Training Stables
Christy Wood is the owner-trainer of Wood N’ Horse Training Stables, that is located in Three Rivers, California.
Christy is a versatile trainer of all English and Western disciplines. Taking green horses to proven winners is her specialty. She also teaches riders from beginners to advanced levels.
Horseback Riding (High Sierra):
Horse Corral Packers
Judy and Charley Mills live in Woodlake and have owned and operated Horse Corral Pack Station since 2000. It is a family-run business doing overnight pack trips as well as 1-hour, 2-hour and all-day rides. The lower age limit is 7 years old. 7 – 16 year-olds must wear riding helmets. Judy and Charley look forward to serving your needs.
Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens, Woodlake
The gardens have grown from the vision of one man, Manuel Jimenez of Woodlake. Manuel grew up in a migrant family and became a university graduate who has transposed his love of gardening into a gift to the city of Woodlake and its visitors. His wife Olga has been by his side from the beginning, spending all her available time maintaining and developing the gardens.
Tulare County Museum
The Tulare County Museum is located in Mooney Grove Park in Visalia, California. The park was established in 1909 and is the oldest county park in the state of California. Nestled in the oak preserve, the museum is just one of the attractions in the park that visitors can experience.
27000 So. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
web site: www.tularecountyhistoricalsociety.org
Hours: M-Th. 10a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat., Sun., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(summer hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Courthouse Gallery and Museum
The art gallery and museum in Exeter are inspiring places, the vision of long-time residents of Exeter and provide a cultural experience not known to many small towns.The Gallery features mostly accomplished local artists.
125 So. B Street, Exeter, CA 93221
Hours: Sat., Sun., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Before the coming of the European settlers, the area that is now Exeter was part of a vast plain where elk, antelope and deer grazed and spring wildflowers bloomed in profusion. Native American Indians made their homes in the oak forest two miles north of the present town.
Boasting the finest navel oranges in the world, Exeter, California, has a rich agricultural heritage built on a hundred years of American tradition. Exeter is known for growing the sweetest oranges in the world and as the “Citrus Capital of the World”.
Take a walking tour of 29 professional murals in the downtown area and enjoy a picture perfect small town atmosphere. Exeter is also known for its fine dining and antique shops.
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Ranger-guided snowshoe walks (through March)
Nordic Ski Competition
California Farm Show & International Exposition / Blossom Trail
Blossom Trail / Wildflower Watching / Sequoia Cycling Classic
Three Rivers Dixieland Jazz Festival / Lindsay Orange Blossom Festival / Annual Porterville Iris Festival
Annual California Antique Farm Equipment and Quilt Show
Woodlake Lions Rodeo (Mother’s Day Weekend) (prettiest ranch rodeo setting in U.S.)
The Month of Romantic Escapes Make your reservations now!
Blueberry tasting in the Botanical Gardens
Fireworks: various communities
Swimming in the Kaweah River
Sequoia is perfect –no crowds / Fresh-picked apples and cider at the Apple Place
Springville Apple Festival / Fresh-picked apples and cider at the Apple Place / Exeter Annual Fall Festival
Craft Show, Visalia / Thanksgiving at Wicky-Up Ranch
Trek to the “Nation’s Christmas Tree” Kings Canyon National Park