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  • Yosemite Trails Pack Station
    Just 2 miles from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park sits a post that passed from homesteader to cowboy to Mike and Sherry Knapp, who dubbed it Yosemite Trails Pack Station 70 years ago. Since then, three generations of Knapps have run the station, but it remains as isolated and wildlife rich as it was in 1966. Today, Larry Knapp and his team still raise cattle as well as american quarter and american paint horses in the Sierra Nevada mountains, getting them acclimated to the rocky terrain so that they can safely carry patrons on trail rides. Trails wind through Big Creek, the Vista Pass, and even venture into Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove, thick with millennia-old redwood trees. Days on horseback often culminate in cowboy cookouts with hot dogs, s’mores, and photos of ex-boyfriends roasted over the campfire. When summer fades to winter, guests can still enjoy the mountain-lined horizon on sleighs drawn by belgian draft horses.
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    1122 Highway 41
    Fish Camp, CA US
  • Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge
    Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge in Mariposa is known for its tasty eats. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge's menu does not offer low-fat options. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge won't disappoint. Head on over to Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge for weekday and weekend happy hour. Seating is readily available at Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge for those with large parties. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Not to be overlooked is Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge's no-charge wifi. No need to gussy up for a trip to Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge also offers catering. You can also grab your food to go. At Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door. A visit to Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Miner's Inn Restaurant and Lounge — swing by for your favorite meal.
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    5159 Highway 140
    Mariposa, CA US
  • Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
    DriveTech provides classroom instruction for fledgling racecar drivers on a variety of professional racetracks across the country. The 12-lap package lets you take the reins of a professional stock car. After a round of basic classroom instruction, you'll get to take the wheel for three practice laps and nine laps of proper green-flag racing on The Milwaukee Mile's one-mile oval track, which will leave your hair mussed, eyes bulged, and torso coated in corporate sponsorships. The experience eschews straight, open road in favor of high-speed turns, a hallmark of stock-car racing. Check out the schedule here.
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    1850 W Cleveland Ave.
    Madera, CA US
  • Appellation California
    If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Appellation California in Madera. Be sure to check out Appellation California's outdoor seating when the climate is right. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Score a close parking spot at Appellation California.
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    32749 Ave 7
    Madera, CA US
  • The Fitness Zone
    Selectorized & Plate Loaded Machines, Free Weight Area, Rball Courts, Aerobics, Silver Sneakers, Cardio w/ individual audio for TVs, Locker Rooms w/ Showers, Towel Service, IHRSA Passport program, Group, Corporate and Family Discounts. Personal Training, Tanning, Supplements. Some services require additional fees.
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    40118 Enterprise Drive
    Oakhurst, CA US
  • The Vineyard
    Lovebirds flock to The Vineyard for Italian cuisine. The Vineyard does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from The Vineyard's full bar. At The Vineyard, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Al fresco eating options are also available at The Vineyard, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Free wifi is available as well. Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly restaurant. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most The Vineyard patrons come in casual attire. Or, take your grub to go. The restaurant has catering services as well. At The Vineyard, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot. An average meal at The Vineyard will set you back about $30. At The Vineyard, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
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    605 S I St
    Madera, CA US

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