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Old Sacramento

2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
916 808-7059
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Ranked #14 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
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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Roseville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visit Old Sac quite often. Whether we are walking the river, visiting the museums, shopping, having brunch, tasting the wine, or SUNDAY FUNDAY we always have a reason to go back again. For those from out of town, it's great for sightseeing to see an old west town still alive. Visit the museums, take a horse carriage ride, have... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

my partner and i stayed there 1 night during our road trip. stepping back in time, quaint, good bars and restaurants, and the best bloody mary in the world. lovely bits to look at, fantastic christmas shop if your in to that sort of thing. great costume shop to browse in,an old school hous and railway museum, candy stores and... More

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place was just fine a few decades ago, but today it is nothing but candy shops, overpriced restaurants, and bored teenagers hanging out. If you want to see something of historical note, I suggest Coloma or Old Town San Diego, which is not quite as bad as "Old Sac". PS I lived in Sac from 1977 to 2014, so... More

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Compared to other cities it's not much to see, but it's good for grade school kids and seniors during the day. At night it become a good place for night clubbing, eating and comedy, but watch your drinking limit, there's a heavy but necessary police presence come closing time.

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Sacramento,California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Old Sacramento has some great buildings depicting the mid 1800's. There is an Old School house The California Steam & Navigation Co. The end destination of the Pony Express Statue, and Railroad Museum. This was were the miners got off the boats,got their supplies, and headed for the gold fields. Good places to eat and drink. I take out of... More

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Sacramento, California
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I used to love Old Sacramento back in the 1980s. It used to have unique shops with all kinds of weird things for sale, and the blues festival, and some jazz. The economy hit this place hard. Now it's full of touristy gift shops and candy shops and a bar that's popular with guys who ride loud motorcycles. It's still... More

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Old Sacramento is the restored original part of the California State Capitol, first built in the 1850s. It's location right on the river was vital in the early life of the new city, as most goods came from the East Coast, around Cape Horn at the tip of South America, and then to San Francisco, where goods were transferred to... More

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are in the area, Old Sacramento can be a fun place to visit. There is the train ride that takes you along the Sacramento River or you can walk or bike along on the river path and take advantage of the numerous scenic areas. In the shop area there a numerous antique and novelty stores as well as... More

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northern california
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went to old town to see the railroad museum. Very few restaurants that are kid friendly and serve decent, nutritious food. Too much junk and junk food. Great view of river, however,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Everything you want in one place. Food, drinks, music, entertainment, shopping, museums, and I'm talking about a wide variety of these services. All within walking distance with lots of parking. One stop amusement for the whole family.

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