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California is the most populous state of the United States. Located on the Pacific coast of North America, it is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. California is known for its pleasant climate and ethnically diverse population. The name California is most commonly believed derived from a storied paradise peopled by black Amazons and ruled by Queen Califia.

Visalia is a Central California city situated in the heart of California’s agricultural San Joaquin Valley, roughly 230 miles southeast of San Francisco and 190 miles north of Los Angeles. As of 2005, the city is estimated to have a population of 107,555 people and a metropolitan area of 410,874. Settled in 1852, it is the oldest permanent inland settlement between Stockton, CA and Los Angeles. The historic Fox Theatre is the landmark of Downtown Visalia. A restored atmospheric movie theater with a unique East Indian motif, it is functioned by Friends of the Fox, a non-profit grass roots organization, as a performing arts and event scene. The Fox is obtainable to rent for concerts, plays, recitals, weddings, meetings and receptions.

Ken Park, a controversial 2002 film directed by Larry Clark and Edward Lachman, was filmed on location in this city. Never released in the United States, the film is much better known in Europe and abroad. This destination is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in California worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of California. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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