California State Capitol, Sacramento

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10th and L Streets (916) 324-0333

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    View of Capitol from the park
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    main rotunda with statue
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  • Dome in the middle of the main lobby
    Dome in the middle of the main lobby
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    California State Capitol

    by derats Written Aug 13, 2003
    California State Capital

    Closely resembling a scale model of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the beautiful, domed California state capitol was built in 1869 and massively renovated in 1976. Sacramento's most distinctive landmark, the capitol has been the stage of many important political dramas in California history. The 1-hour guided tours provide insight into both the building's architecture and the workings of the government it houses. Note: Security has gotten much tighter since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, so be prepared to show some identification.

    Daily 9am-5pm. Tours offered every hour on the hour until 4pm

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    Try to make it to the Capitol,...

    by politigal Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Try to make it to the Capitol, it's hard to miss, being tha tit is smack dab in the middle of the city....what's the saying? all raods lead to....no, that's Rome..well I guess there isn't a saying but regardless of its lacking a motto, the Capitol of California is an absolutly gorgeous building with pristine grounds that rival some botanical gardens! Plus, I work there, which makes it extra special super cool! Drop me a line if you'd like a personalized tour of my very beautiful place of employment.

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    State Capitol

    by sunnywong Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The dome of the state capitol stands proudly in a spacious green park two blocks south of K Street Mall. Recently restored to its original elegance, and still the seat of state government, the luxurious building brims over with finely crafted details. Although you’re free to walk around, you’ll see a lot more if you take one of the free hourly tours (daily 9am–5pm).

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    The State Capitol in...

    by Jeannette1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    California State Capitol Building

    The State Capitol in Sacramento was built in 1874 and is noted for its large glass dome. There are free guided tours of the main building and chambers. Included in the building are seven historic museum rooms depicting state government at the turn of the century. Depending on the time you visit, you can also see the California legislature in session.
    Gray Davis (a democrat) is the current California Governor.

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    • Road Trip

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    California's State Capitol

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a lovely state capitol building. The basement has a museum with exhibits covering all parts of California's history and geography.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    Capitol Park

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Behind the Capitol buidling are these fine gardens, with trees, flowers, fountains, and war memorials. While touring the city, be sure that visit them.

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    • National/State Park

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    The beautiful California State Capitol building.

    by Waalewiener Written Sep 5, 2004

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    California State Capitol building

    This was a feast for your eyes ,very very beautiful building.
    This building was completed in 1874 .
    This building is surrounded by a beautiful Park,the flowers we saw were absolutely beautiful.

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