Things to do and see
Turlock is full of fantastic things to see and do! As home of world famous landmarks such as Hilmar Cheese and Medic Alert, Turlock is a unique community that attracts thousands of visitors each year! Additionally, there are a variety of fantastic day trip ideas for you to adventure as well while visiting the friendly community of Turlock! Download three sample Day Trip itineraries
ARTS & THEATRE
California State University, Stanislaus
Student & faculty performances showcasing top-notch theater productions, as well as gallery viewings, are regularly scheduled at the beautiful CSUS campus here in Turlock. Check the 'Calendar of Events' section for current & upcoming events. The art gallery is open 12-4 pm Monday thru Thursday and is free.
Carnegie Arts CenterAs one of only a handful of arts
centers in the Central Valley, the Carnegie Arts Center in the City of
Turlock is a premiere visual arts center serving the local communities
and the region as a whole. The Carnegie's programs include
exhibits, education classes and programs, lectures, and activities in
artistic genres as diverse as dance, music, theatre and more. Located at 250 North Broadway. For more information call (209) 632-5761 or visit CarnegieArtsTurlock.org
First Street Gallery
The gallery, located at 226 N. First Street in Turlock offers a wide array of originals and prints. Call (209) 667-7332.
Regal Turlock Stadium 14
First run motion pictures on 14 separate screens, located at 2323 West Main Street just west of the intersection with Highway 99. Call 664-3620.
Turlock Community Theatre
Top name entertainers regularly perform in the beautifully refurbished high school auditorium located at 1574 E. Canal Drive. Every seat in the house is like being in the front row. Call 668-1169 or visit TurlockTheatre.org for more information.
Turlock Historical Museum
Located at 108 S Center Street in the Heart of Historical Downtown Turlock, this unique museum is open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Call (209) 668-7386 or visit TurlockHistoricalSociety.org for more information.
Beekman & Beekman
Visit Beekman & Beekman five generation old farm/apiary on Geer Road in Hughson, California, just outside of Turlock, to taste the unique flavors of pure varietals honeys and the wine that premium honey can create. The Tasting Room's current hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. They are closed on holidays. For more information call (209) 667-5812 and weekends call (209) 669-6325.
California State University, Stanislaus
Hilmar Cheese Company
Just a few miles out of town is the world famous Hilmar Cheese Company, Learn about the benefits of the California dairy industry. Explore interactive, hands-on exhibits! Watch Daisy's moooovie! Learn how cheese is made. Family, Group, school, and scout tours are available. They offer tours, cheese tasting and fantastic lunches for the whole family to enjoy.
Historic Downtown Turlock
Downtown Turlock is the place to shop! Our Historic Downtown just underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, making it a must see in Turlock. With antique shops, cafes and clothiers, downtown Turlock offers the true main street experience.
Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
Live via satellite, up to thirteen tracks per day are broadcast at the Turlock Turf Club featuring racing from selected county fairs every June through October. In addition, the Turlock Turf Club broadcasts races year round from famous tracks around the International, Calder and Ellis Park. Try your luck and have some fun! Bets are as low as $2! Call (209) 634-2870
Turlock Golf and Country Club
TURLOCK PARKSTurlock has over 24 community parks for your enjoyment.These parks provide a safe, fun recreational location for relaxing, sports and picnics. The city's parks include everything from benches and picnic tables to sports facilities and miniature lakes. Donnelly Park offers a dramatic miniature lake, a large children's play area, basketball ccourts, picnic facilities and more. Pedretti Sports Complex freatures on of the best- maintained Softball Complex in the area.
Donnelly Park, the City's premier community park, maintains hundreds of beautiful trees, which provide a very shady environment for family gatherings and a comfortable haven during the summer heat. Donnelly Park offers two covered picnic sites that can be reserved for private functions, as well as two restroom facilities and two playground areas.
Crane Park is one of the City's oldest and most popular parks. The large shade trees that cover the entire park offer a safe haven from the Valley's high summer temperatures. The park offers a new playground area, an ADA-compliant drinking fountain, two newly re-surfaced tennis courts, 10 newly renovated horseshoe pits, a new restroom facility, a half-court basketball area, perimeter sidewalks, several large and small picnic areas available for reservation and open space.
This facility includes four softball fields, a hardball field, batting cages, three grass volleyball courts, a concession stand covered bleachers, drinking fountains, picnic areas, a large covered picnic area that can be reserved for special events, a fully accessible tot playground area, restroom facilities and hundreds of shady trees.
Turlock Regional Sports Complex
This 30-acre complex included 14 soccer fields, a restroom facility, two softball diamonds, and outdoor amphitheater, a large picnic area, in the center plaza area, a tot playground, benches, an informational kiosk in the plaza area and lots of shade trees. The complex is bordered on the east and west sides by two neighborhood parks, which include two sand volleyball courts, playground areas, picnic areas with BBQs, a half-court basketball court and drinking fountains.