10th Street Corner of L Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 324 0333
Surrounded by a lush green park, the Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento is an impressive display of neoclassical architecture. It serves as the political center of California, a symbol of the discourse and laws that shape the state and its inhabitants. Exhibits within the building's museum offer a thorough narrative of California history. It is a popular site among tourists, and it is not uncommon to witness wedding parties posing for pictures or locals enjoying picnics in the grassy areas around the building. Admission to the Capitol Building and its museum is free. Do call for information about tours, exhibits, and upcoming events at the Capitol.
3522 Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95820 +1 916 769 2309
Much of the original look of this historic theatre has been maintained since it opened in the early 1930s. This is a popular venue for music video taping, CD release parties, wrestling, boxing, movie festivals and private events. With a seating capacity of 550 people with a 8x8 foot modular drum riser, the theatre promises a memorable experience. Located in the city, there is ample parking available. It can be reached easily from both Interstate 50 and Highway 99.
A block north of Downtown Plaza and within walking distance of several hotels, this is an excellent location from which to begin a Sacramento visit. Within the expansive interior with chandeliers branching widely under the high ceilings and solid wooden benches lining marble floors, paintings depicting the building of the trans-continental railroad are pleasant to admire while waiting for a train. Sacramento was the western terminus of the heroically constructed first railroad to connect the east and west coasts, making this station truly historic.
3349 West Curtis Drive Sacramento, CA 95818 +1 916 808 5200
A short walk east from its more renowned neighborhood William Land Park, this quiet piece of natural territory is a welcome respite from noise and crowds. Not much wider than a soccer field, this long park runs about 10 blocks in length and features facilities for such popular activities as tennis, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Local residents walk their dogs, jog or just relax on benches along unpaved paths. Although, there is only a chemical toilet hardy urban pioneers will appreciate the solitude.
Before this theater was built in 1849, the only entertainment available in Sacramento was found in gambling houses and saloons. Then, once the theater was built, 49ers starved for culture paid $5 in gold dust to enjoy dramatic and musical entertainment. In 1850, the Sacramento River flooded the theater. This reconstructed 80-seat theater is designated as an historic landmark. Docent-led tours are free and feature computerized slide shows covering Sacramento's early rough-and-tumble history. During summer weekends, the theater produces period melodramas as well as featuring musical entertainment.
1021 R Street (between 10th and 11th Streets) Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 444 2787
Are you interested in bronze art or casting? Art Foundry gallery is devoted to a variety of unusual bronze works. Casting demonstrations are provided as part of its participation in the Second Saturday art walk. Works by local artists in many metallic-based mediums are always on display as well as for sale.
California State Railroad Museum is the largest train museum in the country. Dedicated to accuracy and detail, the California State Railroad Museum, located in historic Old Sacramento, recreates the golden days of American railroading circa 1849. Adults and kids alike can wander for hours among restored locomotives, cars, bridges and railroad equipment. Indoor and outdoor displays bring to life rail travel during the Gold Rush Era.
2618 K Street Sacramento, CA 95816 +1 916 324 0971
Located next to Sutter's Fort, California State Indian Museum displays history from the Native American perspective. View intricately woven baskets, ceremonial dance regalia, sacred objects, headdresses, native instruments and other cultural items used by California's native people. Themes surrounding the natural world and its connection to the spiritual world add a rich contrast to the exhibits. Enjoy self-guided audio tours, which are activated by pushing indicated buttons.
Founded in the 1870s, Crocker Art Museum is known as the first art museum in the West. The historical building with hand-carved doors, ornate walls and parquet floors, creates a gorgeous backdrop as impressive as the art. The art includes the Gold Rush, Victorian and European masters and contemporary works. The museum hosts art talks, classical concerts, jazz concerts, and tours (afternoons and weekends). A gift shop is also available.
190 Park Drive Roseville, CA 95678 +1 916 774 5990
Within a short walk from the Roseville Amtrak station, Royer Park is a family park which offers something for everyone. The park comprises walking and jogging tracks, a baseball field, tennis courts, a basketball court and a large picnic area. And that's not all, as the park also hosts concerts and other cultural events during summers. Built in 1938, this green spot is a perfect place for leisurely and recreational activities.
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 ...
Located next to Sutter's Fort, California State Indian Museum displays
history from the Native American perspective. View intricately woven baskets, ceremonial dance regalia, sacred objects, headdresses, native instruments and other cultural items used by California's native people. Themes surrounding ...
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 ...