The 8 Best Things to Do in Oakhurst, United States

February 12, 2018 Velvet Mowry

Oakhurst (formerly Fresno Flats) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Madera County, California, 14 miles (23 km) south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. At the 2010 census, the population was 2,829, down from 2,868 at the 2000 census. According to the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, the area population was 12,787 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Madera–Chowchilla metropolitan statistical area.
Restaurants in Oakhurst

1. Visit Yosemite | Madera County Main Visitors Center

40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 +1 559-683-4636
Excellent
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Visit Yosemite | Madera County Main Visitors Center

Our visitor center is located outside the south entrance to Yosemite in Oakhurst on Highway 41. Stop by for information on Yosemite and the southern gateway - Madera County. Our knowledgeable volunteers can help you with all your vacation questions. We also sell maps and park passes.

Reviewed By Carla H - Issaquah, Washington

Well we can check this off. Sooo
Breathtaking. After all the rain & snow
Yosemite Falls is just simply fabulous
Bridal Veil Falls & the river are flowing
Just as fast. Staring up at
El Capitan is so awe inspiring
Especially when you see climbers
Sleeping on a platform 2,000 ft up !
And they've been climbing for 7 days
& will be up there 2 weeks. And you can
Look thru a telescope from the park
Ranger & see them up close
Fastest time up is 2 hours 27 minutes!!!
And that's 3,000 feet. Just mind blowing
Make sure you visit the Majestic Lodge
Take time to walk & enjoy
Get in to the park by 9 am. Park & then
Take the free shuttles

2. Scenic Route Highway 49

Highway 49, Oakhurst, CA
Excellent
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Scenic Route Highway 49

Reviewed By Cavydad - Camarillo, California

Great alternative to the interstates. No hurry. Meandering roadways. Curves and small historic towns and places. Stop along the way at any historic or interesting places. Especially cafes and diners. Avoid chain restaurants. Fun any time of the year.

3. Southgate Brewing Company

40233 Enterprise Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8839 +1 559-692-2739
Excellent
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Southgate Brewing Company

Reviewed By Glenda G - Coarsegold, California

For a "pizza" place this restaurant has such a wide variety of choices. Don't get me wrong, the pizza is truly off the hook. But if you're wanting a lighter sandwich or a filling salad they've got that too. It's often busy so plan on waiting a bit.
I'm a local and go often: they can't be beat.

4. Golden Chain Theatre

42130 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9402 +1 559-683-7112
Excellent
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Golden Chain Theatre

Reviewed By PoppyGal63 - Pasadena, California

The Golden Chain Theater is located in Oakhurst, CA, at the north end of the city. The performers are all local residents who come together to perform. Some of the plays are Murder Mysteries, Holiday favorites, and just plain, heartwarming performances. So if you are in the Oakhurst area, and you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family, visit the Golden Chain.

5. Idle Hour Winery

41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9403 +1 559-760-9090
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Idle Hour Winery

We focus on single-vineyard designated wines: Rhone varieties from select Madera County vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and Clarksburg Tempranillo, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc. Our wines are produced in small lots. We use sustainably grown grapes and make the wine gently, using native yeasts, gravity flow and other traditional methods. We are located at the Queen's Inn By The River, our quaint 8-room inn and wine bar on the Fresno River.

Reviewed By Billyjoe52 - Anaheim, California

Just off the beaten path of Highway 41 is a small winery where the pour-ers are also doing the behind the scenes work. It's a great little stop in a city that is the gateway to Yosemite. Stop, taste some wines, and buy a bottle...MoreThanks for taking the time to post about Idle Hour Winery. It was nice chatting with you and nice to hear you enjoyed the wines!

6. Children's Museum of the Sierra

49269 Golden Oak Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8536 +1 559-658-5656
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Children's Museum of the Sierra

Reviewed By nikkivv2014 - Oakhurst, California

The museum has various sections from toddlers play areas to a real stage and costumes for performing. Has a pirates ship section, medical section. There is a kids version of an ambulance and fire truck to sit in (the ambulance rocks back and forth and lights go round and round. There is a fire pole to slide down for bigger kids. They have birthday parties in the museum. Parents can decorate, bring pizza/sodas, and celebrate in the party room. It really is entertaining for children and adults of all ages. We go there often and the kids never get tired of it.

7. Fresno Flats Historical Park

49777 Road 427, Located on School Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8728 +1 559-683-6570
Excellent
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4 based on 17 reviews

Fresno Flats Historical Park

Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park recaptures the flavor of 19th Century life in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains of Central California.

Reviewed By Rogerdob - La Canada, California

This is a typical historical park, with pioneer buildings that have been moved here to illustrate early Oakhurst life. It is not very large. The signage explains the early history of Oakhurst and is accompanied by some photos. There is a visitor center but it was not open during our visit. Parking is right in front of the park and one can easily explore the area in 30 minutes or less. There is no admission fee. This is definately NOT a "must see."

8. Oakhurst Spirits

40300 Greenwood Way, Off Hwy 41, across from Yosemite Visitors Bureau, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9566 +1 559-641-5400
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5 based on 3 reviews

Oakhurst Spirits

Craft distillery, tasting room, and art gallery. Tour or distillery and taste up to 6 of our small-batch spirits while browsing our art gallery and gift shop.

Reviewed By Larry L - North Fork, California, United States

Mike and Ally opened this fine place recently and we decided to have a look. Mike is very good at making different types of whiskey, vodka, etc. On their opening night we were able to taste many samples and my wife took home some lemon...MoreThanks for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed our spirits and art!

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