Bravo Farms, a Kid-Friendly Pit Stop off Highway 99
We have been stopping at Bravo Farms for years and most recently we made it the first pit stop in our cross-country road trip. It was recently remodeled, and in my opinion, is cleaner and more inviting than before.
It is located in a town called Traver, CA between Fresno and Bakersfield. The farm is right off U.S. Route 99 (Highway 99) and there are signs along the road advertising it.
At Bravo Farms you will find a gift shop that includes snacks from all over the Central Valley and a BBQ restaurant. There is plenty of outdoor seating and lots to look at. The whole place is decorated with antiques and designed to look like the old West. They even have a vintage game where you shoot at targets like at a carnival and the small rides that you put a quarter in to make them move.
If you are traveling with kids they will be entertained by the animals in the petting zoo as well as an award-winning tree house and various play houses with slides. There is plenty of room for kids to run around and let out some energy. There is also a spot for dogs to walk around if you are traveling with your pet.
We usually stop for about 30 minutes and grab some BBQ. We let Atlas play a while and then we grab a couple of snacks for the road. The toffee and chocolate almonds are the best!
If you are traveling along the 99 Freeway, this is a must see. The address is 36005 CA-99, Traver, CA 93673.