Coalinga is one of the few cities in California that began as a mining boomtown, and recently celebrated its centennial in 2006. The R.C. Baker Museum features many local historic exhibits, including an extensive fossil collection, American Indian artifacts and antiquated oil-field equipment. The City is vibrant with community events held year-round including the Hot Air Balloon Festival in the fall and the Horned Toad Derby held Memorial Day weekend where you can enjoy a carnival, parade, and family-friendly activities. Visit Coalinga's local parks, green belts, trails, and vistas that give this beautiful area its natural appeal. For more information, call the Coalinga Chamber of Commerce at (559) 935-2948, or visit