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Old Sacramento

2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
916 808-7059
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Ranked #17 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.
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Oroville, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great time walking around Old Town Sacramento. The Costume store was a fun shop to go into. We ate at Joe's Crab Shack.

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Norwich
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

While the concept is interesting the execution doesn't get there. The building facades and the sidewalks(railroad ties) may be period(1890s), the businesses are what you would expect to find in any tourist area. There are also many empty store fronts in this small 3 block area. There are 3 Museums that we did not visit, and they may make for... More

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New York
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151 reviews 151 reviews
16 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to visit there with a Road Scholar program who provided a guide through the town early in the morning when the streets were basically empty. We got the whole history of the town and all of the buildings. If you don't get this opportunity, at least you will have fun walking through the old buildings along the... More

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Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a really fun place to go. There are a number of shops you can buy things, but many are kind of old style, so they are not offensive for the most part. But walking the river, seeing how the ships came up and down, even getting on a boat is a lot of fun. We were lucky enough... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This area may look cute, but is nothing more than a collection of over priced souvenir shops, candy stores, & restaurants. Not worth it to walk there in 100 degree heat, that's for sure.

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Prescott, Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A good place to waste a little time, but lots of very expensive mediocre restaurants, chocolate stores, tee-shirt shops. I won't be back.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a stroll along the Main Street of the old town area and were content to inspire , even if only partially authentic , the feeling of the old West. For people coming from Europe that has some merit ! When we got back to the place were we left the car , we passed through a passageway were... More

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Beverwijk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was in business for town and luckily we had a hotel close to the old town. Although it is not completely authentic, it certainly has its charm. Every old building has a shop, bar or restaurant which is open most of the day and evening, adding to liveliness of the few streets. It also has the old railroad museum... More

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Olympia, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A lot of over priced shops and restaurants ... not much interesting about what they are selling. It was a nice walk around ... pleasant enough. Glad we walked to the area ... parking looked to be a nightmare. I would suggest a bicycle to get there and move around. Just getting there (on their streets) is a job in... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I can't even tell you how many times I have been to Old Town Sacramento. I love the atmosphere, the shopping, the shows on special weekends, and... well... everything! My friends and I ALWAYS search out the hat shops. And you can find some amazing kites in some of the other shops too.

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