Introduction to Mendota, California
Mendota, California, in Fresno county, is 33 miles W of Fresno, California. The city is part of the Fresno metropolitan statistical area. About 7,890 people people live in Mendota.
Mendota was named after Mendota, Illinois. It thrived as a Southern Pacific Railroad storage stop after its establishment in 1891. The area was incorporated as a city in 1942.
Mendota and nearby Attractions
- Madera County Historical Museum
- Volta State Wildlife Area
- Los Gatos Creek County Park
- Pinnacles National Monument
- Fresno Metropolitan Museum
Things To Do In Mendota
Local parks include McConnell State Park, San Lorenzo County Park, George J. Hatfield State Park and Pacheco State Park. Local museums include the Madera County Historical Museum, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Merced County Courthouse Museum. The Firebaugh Neighborhood Library and the Mendota Neighborhood Library are the local libraries.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport is nearby.
Mendota Higher Education
West Hills Community College, California State University - Fresno, and Merced College offer courses for higher studies.