Oakhurst is a lovely census-designated place in the state of California, United States, located more exactly in Madera County. The history of Oakhurst began in 1873, when the first post office opened here. At that time, the city was known as Fresno Flats, but its name was changed to Oakhurst in 1912. Oakhurst has a total population of 2,829 people, according to the 2010 census, making it a part of the Madera-Chowchilla Metropolitan Area. Oakhurst spans on a total area of 6.006 square miles (15.556 sq km). While it may be considered a small city, Oakhurst is filled with attractions and will show everyone a good time, especially due to its close proximity to Yosemite National Park.
Children's Museum of the Sierra is a wonderful cultural institution dedicated to children. The hands-on museum features a wide array of exhibits, displaying a large variety of artifacts and historical items, including old fossils of mammoths and saber tooth cats. The museum also offers many interactive programs and exhibits, for children to learn interesting facts in a pleasant way.
The Fresno Flats Historical Park is the place where you will be able to admire the beautiful historical buildings of Oakhurst. If you want to get a taste of the 19th century flavor and see how did people live back then, do not hesitate in stopping by this historical park. The two restored and furnished homes which date back to the 1870s and the 19th century jails, schools and farms are truly impressive.
The Ahwahnee Country Club is a nice recreational facility, dedicated especially to golf lovers and to those who want to try their hand with golfing. The golf course is excellently maintained and will provide players of all levels with exciting and challenging experiences.
Purple Cow Mall is the shopping facility which you should not miss if you want to go on a relaxing shopping free. The handcrafted gifts and home-decorating items have won numerous awards for the mall. Also, the staff is very friendly and attentive, so you can shop relaxed for whatever you need.