- Our list of the best things to do in Merced, California, features the top 31 nearby activities — including 11 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Merced, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 19 things to do within the city of Merced, CA , followed by 12 popular activities in nearby cities, including Turlock and Atwater
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7376 S. Wolfsen Road, On State Hwy 59, then 8 miles west on Sandy Mush Road, Merced, CA 93635 MoreLess Info
The Merced National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 10,258 acres of vernal pools, native grasslands and wetlands. This area provides a habit for ground squirrels, long-tailed weasels, cottontail rabbits, burrowing owls, coyotes and much more.
The Merced Theatre is a hosts classical concert, theatrical performances, and rock concert events for attendees to enjoy. The location also offers seasonal moving screenings and facility rentals for those who wish to host an event.
Playhouse Merced is a community theater that provides live theater and performing arts. The Playhouse was founded in 1994 and produces dramas, classics, comedies, musicals, and children's theater in addition to offering youth classes and summer programs.
A popular destination for weddings and other group gatherings, the Vista Ranch and Cellars specializes in local wine tastings and vineyard tours. In addition, they also offer regular weekly events, including archery tournaments.
Established in 1998, the Merced Theater Foundation is a theater group with the goal of restoring the Merced Theater to a showplace for movies and live performances. The group successfully completed the theater's restoration in 2012.