Porterville is a city located in San Joaquin Valley, part of the Tulare County, California, United States of America. Porterville has a population of more than 55.000 residents and an area of almost 18 square miles. It is also called "All America City", "P-Town", "P'ville" and "The Orange Belt". The motto of Porterville is "In God We Trust". Porterville was settled in the early 19th century and incorporated on May 7, 1902. Notable past or present residents of the city include NASCAR driver Marv Acton, actress Barbara Baxley, novelist Allen Drury, designer Rick Owens and actress Kirsten Vangsness. If planning to visit Porterville there are some points of interest that you would surely like to visit.
Top Attractions within Porterville
Zalud House is a historical building located in Porterville. The house was raised in 1891 and the Zalud family owned it. In the recent years, the Zalud House became a museum. It's decorated with original possessions of the family that lived for generations in Porterville and features great collections of antiques, furniture, photography and costumes. The attraction has wheelchair access and offers free parking.
Porterville Historical Museum was founded in 1965. You can visit it on North D. Street, in the old Southern Pacific Depot. The building, raised in 1913 displays great collection of artifacts including costumes and vintage photography. The guided tours are extremely interesting.
Eagle Mountain Casino is a full service casino with two restaurants, a food court and an entertainment center. The casino is a great attraction, especially for foreign tourists who love to try their luck. Eagle Mountain has 11 table games and nearly 1400 slots, which makes it a very fun place.
El Tapatio Restaurant is famous in Porterville for its sweet flavored enchilada made after a house recipe. The portions are extremely large and the food is delicious. Another advantage of this Porterville restaurant is the pricing, which is really low in relation to the huge portions.Did you know that Porterville received the “All-American City Award” in 1994?