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Local Tours

Even a short visit to Merced, during a trip to Yosemite or a business stay, provides many opportunities to sample our wonderful array of activities.

Guided Tours

Let the local experts help make the most of your available time. Most local tours and attractions can be enjoyed in four hours or less.  Merced offers a variety of tours to local areas of interest.

Merced Downtown Walking Tour

Pick up a map at Merced Visitor Services information center and follow the historical path through Merced's Downtown District.  Several popular attractions are located along the route, including local museums, Main Street, cultural attractions, as well as shopping and restaurants.  The route can be walked in as little as 60 minutes, but plan enough time to dine and shop along the way.

Merced County's Country Ventures Map

Country Ventures is a not for profit organization formed to promote Merced County as a tourist destination. Merced County has a lot to offer tourists including small farms, farmers markets,farm stays and much more, as such, Country Ventures has organized a map of interesting places to visit in Merced County. You can DOWNLOAD THE MAP HERE.

Merced County Blossom Tour

March is the time of year that several varieties of trees are blooming in Merced County. Here are a few times on what you are seeing and the best places to view. Download PDF.

Highway 140 Audio Tour

Take a drive on the original Yosemite Highway, Highway 140 from Merced to Mariposa. Country Ventures is pleased to introduce their first audio tour to promote agriculture tourism in Merced County. Visit Highway 140 Audio Tour.

Additional Information

For other tour and transportation information please browse to the "Getting Here" area of the site.