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Merced, CA

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About MercedMerced, in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, is the principal western gateway to Yosemite National Park for travelers from the north.

Merced National Wildlife Refuge is 16 miles southwest. Water sports are offered 7 miles northeast at Lake Yosemite. Lillian, a capuchin monkey, is one of the animal residents at Applegate Park Zoo, 25th and R streets, which also has children's rides; phone (209) 725-3337.

Visitor Centers Merced Visitor Services 710 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340. Phone:(209)724-8104 or (800)446-5353

Self-guiding ToursThe conference and visitors bureau distributes a guide to historic Merced as well as a blossom guide.

Things to Do Merced County Courthouse Museum

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Merced, CA

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Courtyard by Marriott

750 Motel Dr. Merced, CA 95340

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Best Western Inn

1033 Motel Dr. Merced, CA 95341

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Hampton Inn & Suites-Merced

225 S Parsons Ave. Merced, CA 95340

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El Capitan Hotel

609 W Main St. Merced, CA 95340

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