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Oakhurst is considered the gateway to Yosemite National Park with the Park being the highlight of every guest's itinerary. Our town offers a local movie theatre as well as the Golden Chain Theatre — “the” place to go for melodramas, which are being performed by local actors (you will definitely feel like you’re back in the California Gold Rush time!).
During the summer months, we recommend that our guests drive up to the Wawona Hotel (located near the Southern Entrance of Yosemite National Park) in order to listen to Tom Bopp, a local pianist who is considered an encyclopedia of Yosemite's history as well as of every song that has ever been written. The Wawona Hotel is considered one of the National Historic Hotels of America, providing an old fashioned and charming atmosphere. Have a drink in their hotel bar and sing along with Bopp or enjoy his knowledge about the good old times of Yosemite.
Fresno (approximately 40 miles south from Oakhurst) does offer concerts, operas and theater, as well as Shakespeare in the Park during the summer months.