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Sacramento Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins near the Capitol Building and takes you on a well-designed course among historic monuments down through the streets of Sacramento among great artwork and to the riverfront and Old Town Sacramento! The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows parti leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the capitol and the city scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per Group. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people."""
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Sacramento Gourmet Walking Tour
"Come explore Sacramento's best restaurants and specialty food stores along with the chefs architecture and history that make the region an exciting culinary destination. This 3-hour culinary walking tour will take you into five to six restaurants down alleyways behind corners and through one-way streets to view and learn about local farm-to-fork menus where the locals hang out and the art and culture scenes in and around Sacramento.Along the way you will pop into venues with ingredients and libations to tantalize your palate. Your culinary concierge will be walking with the group in and out of local bakeries
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Urban Food and Libations Walking Tour in Midtown Sacramento
"Come explore Sacramento's best restaurants and specialty food stores along with the chefs architecture and history that make the region an exciting culinary destination. This 3.5 hour culinary walking tour will take you into five to six restaurants down alleyways behind corners and through one-way streets to view and learn about local farm-to-fork menus Midtown's local mural artist and the thriving art community and where the locals hang out in and around Sacramento's hippest neighborhood Midtown.Along the way you will pop into venues with ingredients and libations to tantalize your palate. Your culinary concierge will be walking with the group in and out of local mom and pop eateries
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California Museum Tips (3)

California Museum

The state history museum is worth a visit although a little light on content. The museum is just a few blocks south of the Capital and includes exhibits on the history of California along with a hall of fame of famous Californians.

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Jim_Eliason
Nov 04, 2015

Showcasing Some of the California Archives

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 California Museum was opened. The broad purpose of the museum was to be a showplace for the history and culture of California.

While Arnold Schwarzenegger was Governor, his wife Maria Shriver became very involved in expanding the mission of the museum. An exhibit entitled, "California's Remarkable Women," was established. In the coming years many new exhibits were added to discuss groups that had traditionally been under represented in California such as Japanese Californians who were interned during World War 2.

While not made clear to the visitor by any form of material provided as you enter the museum consists of signature and special exhibits. The eight signature exhibits are ones that are permanently showcased at the museum. These include; The Computer Chip, Hall of Fame, Health Happens Here, Constitution Wall, Legacy Trails, California Indians, Uprooted Japanese Americans During WW2, and California's Remarkable Women, I made a point of visiting each of the permanent exhibits. Some of the exhibits like the Uprooted Japanese Americans and Constitution Wall were well laid out and presented, while others such as Health Happens Here were disappointing. There was also not a great flow in the museum between exhibits.

There was one special exhibits that was in place when I was there. An exhibit entitled, "California Creates Tapigami," was an interesting portrayal of the art of designing through masking tape. Some very unique art forms presenting masking tape were presented and visitors were given a space to create masking tape art of their own.

I visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon in January. The museum was nearly vacant.

The cost of admission is $ 8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $ 6.00 for youth 6 to 17.

The California Museum has an outstanding web-site. I was very impressed with how well laid out and up to date it was. It was just too bad that the museum itself wasn't as well laid out.

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TooTallFinn24
Jan 19, 2013

The California Museum

This is an interesting museum on the history and character of California, with a number of displays.

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Jul 28, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near California Museum

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California State Capitol

Built in 1874 in a Neoclassical style. This is the 8th capitol building in California and the second in Sacramento after the capitol moved here from Benicia. the building is modeled on the US capitol...
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Crocker Art Museum

Modern and cultural art in a historic mansion. The mansion and the original art collection was owned by Judge Edwin Crocker who built the mansion in 1868. It was donated to the city by his widow in...
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California State Military Museum

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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Old Sacamento

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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California State Railroad Museum

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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State Indian Museum

This is another one of those attractions in Sacramento, that I didn't know about, until only a week ago. I was told about this museum, but didn't know it was right next to Sutter's Fort. I thought it...
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Getting to California Museum

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1020 O St., Sacramento

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  • Sunday 12:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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