Top 10 Things to do in Modesto, United States

August 9, 2017 Diedre Savory

Modesto in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Modesto with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Modesto

1. McHenry Mansion

15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354 +1 209-575-7558
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

McHenry Mansion

Reviewed By SkinnyEddy

Our docents have always been friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. If you want some local history and sometimes, depending on you docent, personal reminiscences about early Modesto, this is one of the best places to find it.
Enjoy yourself, we have several times.
I have seen several wedding parties use the grounds for pictures. I don't know if there a charge for this.
Great place for 6-years and up to get a glimpse of the past.

2. The State Theatre

1307 J St, Modesto, CA 95354-0924 +1 209-527-4697
Excellent
74%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

The State Theatre

Reviewed By Jeff N - Oakdale, California, United States

This is a charming, clean, comfortable, little theatre from long ago that has been thoroughly restored and finally has a good sound system.

Personally, I wish a larger theatre in this area had been saved, like the Strand in Modesto, the Alhambra in Sacramento, The Fox in San Francisco... Even if The Tower Theatre in Sacramento was restored it would have a 70MM Screen.

The problem with The State is that the only really good seat is in the middle of the first row of the balcony, because only the balcony has stadium seating, but if you even sit in just the second or third row of the balcony you will feel like you are a mile from the screen. They know this and want to install a much larger screen some day, but for now, that's it.

If I think of something else later that I want to add to this, or a better way of writing something I will NOT be able to, because this site does NOT allow edits. This is, of course, the most ridiculous thing on any site, so I hardly ever write reviews on it any more.

3. John Thurman Field

601 Neece Dr, Modesto, CA 95351-3772 +1 209-577-6444
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

John Thurman Field

Reviewed By LynnA1 - Manteca, California

My family enjoys spending a summer night at Thurman field watching the Modesto Nuts play baseball. The staff all are very friendly, the field and facilities are all very clean. There's lots of side fun activities that include "kids" of all ages. And it won't break your bank taking the entire family out for a night of fun!

4. McHenry Museum

1402 I St, Corner of 14th and I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354-1032 +1 209-577-5235
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

McHenry Museum

Reviewed By Walker S - San Diego, California

Take a few minutes to consider history as a learning tool. Sometimes we think of the past as the good old days. But usually that is somewhat short of true. Go to museum with the kids and learn.

5. Vintage Faire Mall

3401 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356-0505 +1 209-527-3401
Excellent
33%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Vintage Faire Mall

Reviewed By Richa P - Brampton, Canada

This mall has a decent variety of stores with fair prices. Visited on cyber Monday, had great deals on clothes

6. Great Valley Museum

2201 Blue Gum Ave, Modesto, CA 95358-1052 +1 209-575-6196
Excellent
33%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Great Valley Museum

Reviewed By MSWMom50 - Modesto, California

I visited here with my daughter and two grandsons yesterday and we all had an enjoyable time at this local museum. The museum is housed in the science building of Modesto Junior College west campus. The museum was moved here from a smaller building less than a year ago. It is a beautiful building and the exhibits are well done. To begin with, we enjoyed the very interesting fountain outside the building. This fountain which is computer generated is like a mini water show with water shooting out in segments and spurts that captivated us all. My 2-1/2 year old grandson said, "I love this" while watching it. Exhibits inside the museum feature Central Valley habitats of animals, plants and "water" which are realistic looking. There are exhibits of the animals and birds of the grassland; exhibits of the plants and flowers of the area and Native Californians. There are a number of birds exhibited as the Central Valley is known for many migratory birds including ducks, geese, raptors, etc. Buttons can be pushed to hear some of the bird calls. Animals included deer, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, beaver, raccoon, skunk, fox, badger, grey wolf, pronghorn antelope, tule elk and a grizzly bear exhibit (now extinct in California). There is a very large children's room that has one long wall with tanks and the only live animals in the museum: snakes, turtles, lizards, skink, spiders, etc. The room has a number of books, games and puzzles that children can play with at several tables. My grandsons had fun putting together some of the puzzles available. The last room of interest is a science room with a table of the periodic elements and most interesting, a 1.5 meter sphere hanging in the large room from which is projected information on the planets, earth, galaxies and other astronomy information. This was really cool to watch and interested all of us. I would have liked to stay and watch more of what was projected on the sphere but we had to leave for lunch. There is a planetarium also on site but we did not check that out but I plan to in the future. I would like to come back to this museum in the near future and spend more time looking at the exhibits and reading the information. The museum is nicely done and would appeal to anyone of any age who enjoys natural history and science.

7. Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route

1010 10th St, Modesto, CA 95354-0859 +1 209-526-5588
Excellent
38%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route

Reviewed By Galen G - Modesto, California

There are some scattered signs throughout downtown with some tidbits of random information. I am familiar with lots of golden oldies, but the walk of fame names are not quite legends. Google provides more relevant information about Graffiti Night, cruising and the history of Modesto that Modesto outlawed 20 years ago.

8. Modesto Arch

Modesto, CA
Excellent
27%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
17%
Terrible
17%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 97 reviews

Modesto Arch

A neon arch in the downtown area.

Reviewed By juan javier C

I went to this part of Modesto just because I was going to have dinner nearby in one of the taco trucks then I saw the place from there and I decided to go. The place is average nothing special.

9. Tuolumne River Trail

Modesto, CA
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
28%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Tuolumne River Trail

Reviewed By Woods231 - Taichung, Taiwan

This is a 2 mile long wide paved multi-use trail for bikes and walkers. It is part of of a park with some restrooms, picnic tables, and playground facilities available. It is well away from densley populated areas due to the county airport being adjacent. Large Oak, Walnut trees keep this area shaded, pleasant and a haven for wildlife due to the Tuolomme River.

Only 10 minutes off the 99 freeway, it is a great place to walk and enjoy some conversation with a friend, or get a good run in for exercise. On a Monday afternoon from 4-6pm I only saw about 5-7 people on the trail. A quiet area, with plenty of grass and quieter nooks off the trail to relax. No benches though.

10. Brenden Theatres

1021 10th St, Modesto, CA 95354-0848 +1 209-491-7770
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Brenden Theatres

Reviewed By MsKiesha - Modesto, California

I go here quite often, especially when there is something I really want to see! It could use some updated decor, but it's affordable, seats are comfortable and the parking structure is directly in front of the theatre (plus they have parking validation)! It is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, cool dessert places and there was even a live band playing when we arrived and when we were leaving!

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