The Land of Superlatives
The Sequoia Valley is home to tallest mountain, worlds largest tree, worlds largest dairy herd, worlds largest producer of agricultural commodities, largest farm equipment show, oldest living thing on earth, and more murals per square mile than Florence, Italy.
Discover the Farm Trail
Plan a picnic and save room for tasty treats gathered along the way as you linger at farms and produce corners, but save a place for nuts, freshly made cheeses, dried fruits, and those famous raisins! Experience our iris, herbs and lavender gardens, visit a dairy and see cheese processed.
Concrete Canvas – the Murals of Sequoia Valley
Complementing our natural scenery are clusters of historical wall paintings. These public art works are located in many communities and commemorate important events in our country, honor people that have made a difference in our lives and memorialize our local history and culture.
Rails to Trails
Stretching 4.6 miles in the City of Tulare is the Santa Fe Trail. It is designed for commuting and recreating bicyclists, walkers, joggers and horse riders. It is just one of many trails that visitors can stretch out their auto-bended legs and explore our communities.
Pull Me Closer, John Deere
Romance on the farm? You bet! Farm stays and bed and breakfast inns are a great way to escape fast-paced city life, relax and reconnect with a loved one. We offer a variety of small inns matching visitors’ needs and their pocketbook.
Down on the farm
What more agriculture? No, this time we are talking baseball – minor league baseball. The Visalia Rawhide is the single A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rawhide have seen major league players like Vada Pinson, Kirby Puckett, Neifi Perez, Barry Zito and Eric Chaves on their roster over the years.
Land of the Giants
Home to Sequoia National Park, the Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, the worlds largest and the oldest living thing on the planet – the giant Sequoia. The General Sherman tree is more than 275 feet high and 102 feet in circumference. And if that’s not tall enough – the highest peak in the United States, Mt. Whitney is also located in Tulare County.
Come on in, the Waters Fine
The Sierra Nevada foothills provides an ideal location for water sports and outdoor recreation. Lake Success, located east of Porterville and Lake Kaweah, located north of Woodlake, offer swimming, fishing, boating, and camping. For more information on things to do, check out our attractions and events.
Arts and culture
Tulare County Symphony
In its 55 year history, the Symphony has grown from its original 30 members to a complement of 75 local and regional musicians. The Symphony performs classical, pops-in-the-park, holiday and young people concerts each season.
Concerts and Theater
Presentations are available in an array of venues, including the Fox Theatre, the L.J. Williams Theatre, and the COS Performing Arts Theatre. Some of the local theaters are available to rent for concerts, plays, recitals, weddings, etc.
The L.J. Williams Theatre is an elegant performing arts facility constructed in the 1930's. National touring companies of Broadway shows have performed at L.J. Williams Theatre. The Fox Theatre has recently been restored to its original grand design and carries the designation of The League of Historic American Theatres.
There are many museums in the area, including the Tulare County Museum, which is operated by the Tulare County Historical Society. Visitors to this museum can explore 19th Century living, complete with displays of antique clothing and textiles, furniture, buildings and more. There is also the Imagine U Children’s Museum, where you will find hands-on exhibits and activities for kids ages 1-10.
Housing sales volume has increased nearly 12% over 2010, with a median sales price of $124,500 in November 2011 overall. New home sales prices are recording between $172,000 and $181,500 with resale prices averaging $117,500.
Tulare County remains one of the most affordable housing markets in California, with more than 60% of residents owning their home.
Faith and values
More than 52% of Tulare County's residents are affiliated with one of the 45 plus religious congregations located in the County.
There are approximately 175 places of worship throughout the region.
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is one of the area’s most progressive health care providers. It is our goal that our community has access to a broad spectrum of high quality health care services.
For more than 40 years, it's been our mission to serve our community's health care needs. Our comprehensive scope of services offers everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to classes to help you stay well to nationally recognized cardiac and cancer programs and much more.
Sierra View District Hospital is a 167-bed, full-service acute care facility located in Porterville, California. The hospital serves the Southern Sequoia region of California's Central Valley and is the pre-eminent health care provider in the area. Thanks to an expert care team and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, Sierra View is able to provide excellent health care services in a compassionate environment where patients and their families feel comfortable.
Tulare Regional Medical Center is located just off of State Hwy 99 in Tulare California. Our 112 bed general acute care hospital serves as a community and regional resource for emergency, diagnostic, and elective medical and surgical care.
Tulare Regional Medical Center is committed to providing greater access to medical care as demonstrated through our Rural Healthcare Centers located in Fresno and Tulare Counties: Kingsburg Healthcare Center, Lindsay Healthcare Center and Hillman Healthcare Center in the City of Tulare.
Tulare County gets 14 inches of rain per year. Snowfall is 14 inches, in the High Sierra region of the County. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 44.
On average, there are 271 sunny days per year in Tulare County. The July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 36. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 54 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable (US Average is 44). Because of lower rainfall and warmer temperatures, Tulare County's climate is classified as Mediterranean.