Sightseeing in Oakdale

Admission for Adults and Children, Students, or Seniors at The Serpentarium (50% Off)

The Serpentarium

Lodi

$10 $5

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Explore 2 floors and 3,000 square feet of space filled with more than 50 different species of reptiles, as well as insects and pet supplies

Science-Museum Visit at World of Wonders (50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Wonders

Lodi

$20 $10

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More than 50 hands-on experiments and exhibits teach kids and adults how light, sound, sight, and motion work

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown San Jose

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

$42.50 $20

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

$20 for State Capital or Pony Express Walking Tour at Sequoia Nature & Science Adventures ($40 Value)

Sequoia Nature & Science Adventures

Orangevale

$40 $20

Enjoy a tour of the capital or learn about those who rode the Pony Express; tours offered on weekends and weekdays May–September

10.5-Mile Upper or Lower South-Fork Rafting Trip from Sierra Whitewater (Up to 50% Off)

Sierra Whitewater Rafting

Lotus

$128 $64

Guides and rafters careen down the cliff-lined Class III and Class III+ rapids of the American River

Wine Tastings for 2, 4, or 6–10 at Jodar Vineyards (Up to 63% Off)

Jodar Vineyards

Camino

$60 $25

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During reserve wine tastings guests taste four wines and food pairings; groups of 6–10 can taste with the winemaker on Thursday or Friday

Aerospace Museum of California Outing for Family of Four with Simulator Ride (50% Off)

Aerospace Museum of California

North Highlands

$48 $24

Collection of 40 military fighter jets and civilian airplanes rest idly alongside vintage engines, artwork, and Apollo memorabilia

Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

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Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

$29 for a One-Year Family Membership to UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Friends Group ($60 Value)

UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

University of California Davis

$60 $29

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Explore 100+ acres of plants from around the world, and take advantage of benefits such as plant-sale discounts and free parking

Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

$30 $15

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Moffett Field Historical Society

Mountain View

$16 $10

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Peruse 13 exhibits that chronicle history of flight with artifacts such as a full P-3 cockpit and equipment from NASA aviation flight tests

Select Local Merchants

Brimming behind a curved glass exterior, painstakingly crafted bisque pieces perch on sleek black squares while original drawings and paintings cascade across the light-strewn walls of The Chartreuse Muse. Inside, local artists showcase their pièces de résistance and helm classes in the dynamic space's art school. Sessions for all ages and levels tackle a bevy of media, such as clay, charcoal, and acrylic paints, and inspire students to draw, paint, or create mixed-media collages of their tax-return documents.

918 10th St
Modesto,
CA
US

Deck The Walls has been framing and shadowboxing posters, paintings, and memorabilia of all shapes and sizes since 1981. Calling on a combined 70 years of experience, the resident designers help customers to make sense of hundreds of frames designed in various woods, styles, colors, and finishes. Deck The Walls also empowers frame owners with lifetime guarantees on all framing jobs that don't involve live cobras.

6231 Pacific Ave
Stockton,
CA
US

The Haggin Museum’s redbrick pediment has cast its shadow on the grassy expanses of Victory Park since 1931. Though not much has changed in its outward appearance, the museum’s collection of fine artworks and historical artifacts has continued to evolve. Recent decades have brought new landscapes, portraits, and commercial artworks to the art wing, where one can view American painter Albert Bierstadt's stunning Yosemite landscapes alongside the iconic images of J. C. Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell’s predecessor at the Saturday Evening Post. The history galleries cast a spotlight on how Stockton has shifted and grown over the past 150 years. The finely curated exhibits craft a seamless narrative that begins with the pre-pioneer lifestyle of an average Native American family.

1201 N Pershing Ave
Stockton,
CA
US

Founded to provide financial support for the Micke Grove Zoo, Society provides educational opportunities and community involvement in the zoo's growth for its members. Members and their families get free access to the zoo itself, where they can visit tamarins, Madagascar tortoises, and a golden eagle. It also hosts hands-on animal encounters for families and school groups where students get a chance to learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of the zoo's denizens. Members also gain discounts in the gift shop and at other zoos and aquariums across the country.

11793 N Micke Grove Rd
Lodi,
CA
US

Lego cars zip down ramps, giant bubbles bobble in the air, and lightning strikes inside a glass orb. At World of Wonders, these are just a few of the more than 50 hands-on experiments designed to excite the imagination and nurture a love of science.

The World of Wonders opened in March of 2009. There, kids and adults learn how light, sound, motion, and sight work at manipulative exhibits such as the shake table, which shows how buildings can withstand earthquakes. By placing one hand on a copper plate and the other on an aluminum plate, visitors learn how their bodies are conduits for electrons while observing their electric current on a meter. It's permanent features like these, as well as rotating events, that inspire the minds of future engineers, astronauts, and mad scientists whose Frankenstein-like creations are actually just misunderstood by society.

2 N Sacramento St.
Lodi,
CA
US

Established: 1989

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Free street parking

Most popular offering: Free and paid experiences

Pro Tip: Admission is immediate credit toward most purchases

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Robert Coral, President / Ceo

What sets your business apart from your competition?

We are the largest reptile attraction in Northern California.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We offer birthday parties, guided tours and field trips as well.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

Many people leave saying that their visit was better than going to the zoo.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Working with the animals and being able to improve the lives of our customers' animals through proper education.

2379 Maggio Cir
Lodi,
CA
US