What to do in Modesto, CA

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Modesto Attractions

You'll soon understand why tourists adore Modesto. No matter your interests or age, there are numerous sights and experiences to dive into. Lock in your flights, pack your suitcase and prepare to discover this fabulous metropolis.

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What to do in Modesto

Free Things to Do in Modesto

There's no need to give your credit card a workout in Modesto. The following won't even cost a cent.

McHenry Museum and Mansion - Take the entire family and enjoy an adventure through history with each other.

Gallo Center for the Arts - This is the place to get your culture fix and discover the region's artistic side.

Modesto Junior College East Campus - Architecture buff or not, you're certain to be impressed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Modesto Arch - Get ready to feel like you've stepped back in time while learning the secrets of this historic site.

Things to Do in Modesto with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you go in Modesto. Here are some family friendly experiences to enjoy together that promise to make your escape a blast:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Modesto on a sunny day?
What to do in Modesto on a rainy day?
With awesome indoor activities like an Admission to Madame Tussauds San Francisco: Wax Attraction to keep you out of mischief, there’s no need to let the damp weather stop you from having fun.
Are there cheap things to do in Modesto?
You’ll find plenty of experiences here that’ll catch your eye if you’re sticking to a budget:

What can you do in Modesto for free?
Your time away in Modesto needn’t cost a bundle with free things like these on offer:

  • Gallo Center for the Arts
  • California State University Stanislaus
  • Modesto Junior College West Campus
  • Vintage Faire Mall

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