1119 Second Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 442 2883
California Military Museum has a large display weapons, uniforms, battle flags and medals. In chronological order, you can see artifacts from before California was a state through the Spanish/American War, Civil War, World War I and II, and Bosnia. There is also information about Teddy Roosevelt's life, the San Francisco earthquake and a research center for anything you may have missed. The gift shop has memorabilia for sale.
1526 H Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 323 3047
The Governor's mansion, built in 1877, has 14-feet ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, Persian carpets, Italian marble fireplaces and French mirrors. Many Governors' wives, including Nancy Reagan, have remodeled the home. Among the famous guests who stayed in the mansion were Teddy Roosevelt and Jack Kennedy. Each room is furnished from a different era, so the tour is also a history of furniture. Tours are on the hour and guides must accompany visitors.
2701 L Street Sacramento, CA 95816 +1 916 445 4422
Originally built in 1839, Sutter's Fort is symbolic of the Gold Rush era in California. It is equipped with 12 cannons and a jail. Costumed docents re-enact living history as mountain men, traders, trappers and blacksmiths. View replicas of covered wagons or watch while docents make handicrafts. A self-guided audio tour is a good way to experience all this fort has to offer.
1101 Second Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 264 7777
For a taste of the Old West, complete with dirt and cobblestone streets flanked with wide wooden sidewalks and "Bonanza"-style buildings, visit Old Sac. Tour the historical four blocks in a horse-drawn carriage or take a ride on a riverboat. Bustling with activity, this place offers tourist shops, museums and antique trains. On weekends you can usually hear Cajun, blues, or folk music in one of several saloons and restaurants.
9425 Jackson Road Sacramento, CA 95826 +1 916 362 1196
Cordova Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf strip that is beautifully lined by trees, lakes and cart paths, and covers an area of 5,000 yards. This par-63 course is fully accessible to the public and offers excellent facilities including a practice green, a full driving range and a ProShop that stocks necessary golf gear. The Stu`s Bar and Grill at the course is the ideal place to binge on sandwiches, steaks and spirits after a few rounds of golf. Cordova Golf Course also offers private video and group lessons. Visit website for more details on the course and tee timings.
Aside from being one of the area's most popular sources for cameras, photographic and darkroom equipment, this shop is also noted for its monthly photo shows. The shows are truly "open," meaning anyone is welcome to display. Displayed works are also featured at a reception held from 6p-9p as part of its participation in the Second Saturday downtown art festival. If you are inspired by the photo show, the expert staff can help you select the equipment needed to become a featured artist.
11257 South Bridge Street Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 +1 916 635 6400
For a great summertime day adventure, a self-guided rafting trip on the American River is hard to top. Take a relaxing three-hour drift down the Lower American River to Goethe Park. The raft rental season runs from mid-April through September.
3200 Freedom Park Drive McClellan, CA 95652 +1 916 643 3192
Aviation or military buffs can spend hours at the Aerospace Museum. Planes of U.S. military significance from World War II to the present day are on display. Actual restoration projects are undertaken here. If you look around you might be lucky enough to see one of the F-117 Stealth Fighters sometimes serviced at the base. Tables are available for picnics, and a gift shop is full of fun souvenirs. See website for museum news, admission pricing and more.
7200 Garden Highway Sacramento, CA 95837 +1 916 922 5209
Teal Bend Golf Course may sound like a tough track, but it really plays shorter than its posted 7,061 yards from the back tees. No long carries over hazards are required, and the par-five 17th hole gives up lots of eagles to players who choose to hit over the lake. Fees include a cart and a bucket of balls for loosening up at the driving range. Note: Non-metal spikes are required here.
For budding musicians from 10 to 18 years of age who are keen on making it on stage as a member of a rock band, enroll for summer sessions at RockBand University. Known as "Davis's Official School of Rock", the institute gives a chance for budding musicians to rehearse, jam and perform with other artists on stage. This institute is a perfect place for students to start off with their careers in music. Apart from training, the RockBand University also serves as a venue for concerts.
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