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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916 808-7059
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings...
This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
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Entertaining afternoon!

Interesting quaint little town for 2 visiting Europeans. Between the saloon, the paraphernalia shops, a tasting at the olive oil shop & lunch & dinner, we spent a great day there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting quaint little town for 2 visiting Europeans. Between the saloon, the paraphernalia shops, a tasting at the olive oil shop & lunch & dinner, we spent a great day there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Before we got to Sacramento a couple asked us why we wanted to go there. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there hand especially the historic district. Their was helped by our staying the night on the Delta King so we simply walked off and there it all was. OK it's pretty touristy but there is a good museum (California State... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

That was an excellent "thing to do". I would like to have more time to spend there though because everything closes at 6 pm and during the summer it can be pretty unpleasant before 4 pm.

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Oxford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Touristy few streets with some history. Loved the candy store. Inexpensive way to spend an hour or hour and a half. We didn't eat - that would definitely extend your time. Parking was easy to find late afternoon on Wednesday. Wouldn't drive too far out of the way to visit.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I guess it's a must go if you are visiting Sac from out of town. Lots of over-priced stores and Cutesy Americana. Great if you have younger children, not 16 and 20.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We really liked visiting this area. It looked like we were walking around on a movie lot at Universal Studios. Really cool shops and restaurants. The only thing is parking is realy really hard to find!!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very well conserved old town of great historic value. You can find great places to eat and nice to walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There's something for everyone at Old Sacramento. From museums to restaurants to tattoo parlors there really is EVERYTHING to do! We love to get donuts at Danny's Donuts, soooo good, and shop around (especially art shops) and then grab a bite to eat. The parking ramp is easy to get to and parking can be validated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our day -- a good place to take a lazy stroll, browse and find a great little item that you can't find in the mall stores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite places in Sacramento. Great food, fun bars, old town nostalgia, souvenirs, old timey photos, trains, horse drawn carriages, boats, laughs, and so much more. Great place to take visitors from out of town, lots of fun activities, shops, and a great walk. Bring change for parking, or take the literail and expect to spend the day.... More 

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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916 808-7059
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento

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