Positioned in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, Hanford boasts a rich history and a strong agricultural foundation. The historic Hanford Fox Theatre and the Superior Dairy (known for its generous ice cream portions) are popular spots that speak to the town’s yesteryears. Civic Auditorium and Courthouse Square host community events throughout the year. Founded in the late 19th century as a railroad town, Hanford’s early history is evident in its charming downtown architecture. The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture offers insights into Japanese art and traditions, further diversifying the town’s cultural portfolio. Highways like CA-198 and CA-43 connect Hanford to the broader valley and nearby cities. With a backdrop of agricultural fields, the city continues to be a pivotal point for the region’s farming community.