Sacramento Things to Do

  • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, dome
    Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, dome
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    Interior grounds of the fort
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Sacramento

  • 1. California State Capitol

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Capitol is from 1861-74, and has been used for public needs since. The tours are 8-5 daily on weekdays, and 9-5 weekends. Tours last about 3/4 hour. Individually you can go through the building...

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  • 2. Old Sacamento

    4 out of 5 stars

    This section of the city was the nucleus when it started in 1848 with the gold discoveries. Thousands of people came here to seek their fortune and maybe even find gold. Sam Brannen began a store here...

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  • 3. California State Railroad Museum

    5 out of 5 stars

    The California Railroad Museum is a world class museum that depicts how the railroad resulted in the development of the Western United States. The museum which was opened in 1976 consists of six new...

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  • 4. Chinatown

    This is and area that the city is trying to revamp, but it looks like it is going slowly. There are a number of vacant retail stores, and just not "spiffy" to walk down the street. Could get...

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  • 5. Sacromento Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lots o' nice big cats, other mammals (kangaroos, zeebas,), ostriches; good photo-ops (even a few good plants). Pleasant area. Even got reptiles, if you're interested. Worth half a day, which is all...

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  • 6. State Indian Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is the nucleus of the original Mexican-era settlement at Sacramento founded in 1839 by Swiss settler John Sutter. It is quite large, with substantial walls, blockhouses, and numerous shops,...

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  • 7. Riverboat Cruise

    You can cruise the Sacramento River on board the "Spirit of Sacramento" or the "Matthew McKinley." These riverboats look like the paddlewheelers that ply America's rivers in the past. Sightseeing...

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  • 8. Sacramento River

    The Sacramento River has a fascinating history. Learn more, and take in some fine views of the city by taking a narrated cruise on one of the riverboats. The Spirit of Sacramento departs from the...

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  • 9. California Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    For years many of the gifts made to the State of California were stored in the California Archives where they were not available to the public. So in 1998, after several years of planning, the...

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  • 10. Twin Tower Bridge

    This gold icon can be seen form many areas within the city. The towers are 163 feet tall, and completed in 1935 to connect the west city area to the main part of the city. The silver color was...

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  • 11. Crocker Art Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This art museum holds not a lot for me to look at and view. It is carved up with meeting rooms and open public areas, so not a lot of the buildings have art works. I was disappointed as you note....

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  • 12. California State Military Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a fairly small and often ignored, though pretty interesting museum. It may not be a must-see for everyone, obviously, but I highly recommend it and it is right in the must-see area of Old...

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  • 13. IMAX Theatre

    The Esquire IMAX Theatre is conveniently located in Downtown Sacramento. It shows movies in a very large format. IMAX movies are known to be both visually and aurally stunning. I watched "Aliens of...

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  • 14. Young's Vineyard

    The world knows about the famous Napa Valley wineries in Northern California, but for a smaller, more intimate winetasting experience be sure to visit the wineries in Amador County. Just a few miles...

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  • 15. Tower Theatre

    This Tower Theatre is a landmark in Sacramento and it looks like the Movie Theatres that were in the 50's and inside there is a lot of 50's movie memorabilia . This theatre shows mainly artistic and...

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  • 16. California State Fair

    The yearly California State Fair in Sacramento offers many "old-fashioned" things to do, especially for children. There is a large livestock show, a petting zoo and children are even allowed to milk...

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  • 17. Historic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

    The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the jewels of downtown Sacramento and is apparently the largest 19th-century cathedral west of...

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  • 18. Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament

    The cathedral was built in 1889 and was the center for the local Diocese for the north region covering 99 churches. The style is Italian Renaissance and inside...

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  • 19. Railroad Museum

    In the Old town Sacramento area is the railroad that is 225,000 square feet in a new building at the end of street. The museum has 7 engines and 8 RR cars. Fees...

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  • 20. Stanton Mansion

    This mansion was built in 1856 by Sheldon Focus, but later bought by Leland and Jane Stanton, It remained in the family for many years. Stanton was Governor...

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  • 21. Governors mansion

    This mansion was used until 1967 when Ronald Reagan was the last Governor to occupy the facility. It is a home with about 10 rooms, but not ostentatious but any...

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  • 22. Sutter Fort

    John Sutter started the fort and commerce about 3 miles east of the river about 1841, when he was granted 48,827 acres from Mexico in exchange for controlling...

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  • 23. Sacramento History Museum

    Housed in a a historic building shared with the California Railroad museum, this museum highlites Sacramento history and its beginning as a supply point for the...

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  • 24. Visit the Cathedral

    The Cathedral is a block from the state capitol building on a pedestrian square. All of this is worth a visit. The cathedral was recently renovated and is...

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  • 25. Renaissance Tower: Dark Vader Building

    Nearly 25 years ago in 1989, the Renaissance Tower Building was constructed at 8th & K Street. At the time it was the tallest building in Sacramento. Its design...

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