Located in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Clovis is known as the “Gateway to the Sierra” due to its proximity to the Sierra National Forest. Its rich Western history is celebrated during the annual Clovis Rodeo, drawing crowds from far and wide. The city’s Old Town Clovis offers a blend of historic charm with boutique shops and events like “Big Hat Days.” Nearby, the Sierra Vista Mall provides a mix of shopping and entertainment options. Clovis has grown significantly from its roots as a railroad town in the late 19th century, while still retaining its unique, small-town charm. State Route 168 runs through the city, offering a route to the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains. For nature enthusiasts, the Clovis Botanical Garden showcases the region’s diverse flora in a serene setting.