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California Welcome Center - Merced

Friendly atmosphere, year-round fun

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Spend a day, the night, or better yet the weekend. Merced is a unique city, filled with warm, friendly people that will instantly make visitors feel welcome. Merced offers a wide variety of attractions, historical sites, accommodations and dining opportunities that are sure to please. Merced is the Gateway to Yosemite. Whether summer, fall, winter or spring; Yosemite is picture perfect anytime you visit Merced.

Try planning your trip around one of the areas great events. Visit the California Welcome Center for information on the Merco Cycling Classic which brings world-class riders from around the globe to Merced each spring. Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete is the longest existing, annually held, Tahitian Dance and Cultural Festival outside of French Polynesia is held in Merced each March.

Art and culture are thriving is this proud community. From the galleries at our Multicultural Art Center to the live performances at Playhouse Merced there is something for everyone! Come play, stay and experience Merced! 

Please contact the Welcome Center for specific hours of operation. 


710 W 16th St Merced, CA 95340

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