Once known as the transfer point from the Southern Pacific Railroad to the Wildcat Stagecoach Station. It was here that travelers to Yosemite, such as Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir in 1903, made the switch from the comparative luxury of the train to the bumpy, dusty stagecoach ride into Yosemite. Raymond is now a sleepy town known mostly for its granite quarries. It is also home to the Raymond Museum, open Sundays year round.


Ahwahnee is home to the historic Wassama Round House, a California State Historic Park and authentic Miwok ceremonial site of local Native American significance. It also boasts the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, a 400-acre nature park, which serves as a natural oak habitat resource for recreation and education for Madera County and the surrounding counties.