Introduction to Atwater, California
Atwater, California, in Merced county, is 7 miles NW of Merced, California (center to center) and 62 miles NW of Fresno, California. The city is located in the Merced metropolitan area. Atwater has a population of 23,113.
Atwater's history dates back to the late 1800s when M. D. Atwater was one of the largest land owners of the area. He had a huge contribution in developing the agricultural community of the area, and the place was named after him. Two of the other influences on the area include the Highway 99, and the Castle Air Force Base which was set up in 1941 as an aircrew training facility by the US Army. The City of Atwater was incorporated in 1922.
Atwater and nearby Attractions
- Atwater Branch Merced County Library
- Castle Air Museum
- Veterans Memorial Building
- Rancho Del Rey Golf Course
- Atwater Memorial Ballpark
- Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Things To Do In Atwater
The city of Atwater is steeped in tradition which is reflected in the memorial buildings, city halls, and libraries. Visitors keen on learning about the history of this place can pay a visit to the Castle Air Museum or the Bloss House Museum. There are quite a few churches around the city that have retained their old world charm. One can visit the amusement parks like the Heller Park, the Andy Albiani Park, the E L Walters Park or the Atwater Memorial Ballpark, all of which offer excellent entertainment opportunities for adults and kids alike. Enthusiastic shoppers can also browse through the numerous shops in the Atwater Plaza Shopping Center, the Atwater Town Center Shopping Center, the Lucky Shopping Center, or the Model Market Shopping Center.
Merced Municipal/ Macready Field Airport is nearby.
Atwater Higher Education
Merced College serves the area.