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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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Historic part of the west

Old Sacramento is a very historic several black area on the sacramento River just minutes from downtown. It is a great place to visit, wander, shop, eat lunch or dinner. the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Truckee, California
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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Old Sacramento is a very historic several black area on the sacramento River just minutes from downtown. It is a great place to visit, wander, shop, eat lunch or dinner. the building are historic, wooden sidewalks. Of course there are the usual T shirt shops, but there are also some unique shops, lots of art, snacks and just a great... More 

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York Haven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

great place to visit to actually see what it was like in the early days of Sacramento. The store fronts and buildings are original with a tinder board road and walkway. The river is next to old town and a great selection of stores and restaurants.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a cool old railroad town, like you step back in time. Very cool, with lots of shops. On the river, so it is cool, can take a horse carriage around if you want.

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West Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Old Sacramento has something for everyone. My family enjoys walking around, sampling free candy (Candy Heaven) getting a bag of caramel corn, gold panning, drinking Sarsaparilla and eating peanuts while playing billiards (River City Saloon) walking along the waterfront etc. There is a lot to do in Old Sacramento, have fun!

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Damariscotta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting shops, cool atmosphere, my favorite shop being the candy store. I would definitely recommend this area to visitors, you never know what you will find!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

From the elevated wooden sidewalks to a cobblestone street(Front Street), to saloons, nice restaurants, to the old paddle ship(Delta King), Old Sacramento has something for everyone. A great place to walk around, view the river, shop, and dine. On Labor Day, it is the site of Gold Rush Days. The street is covered by dirt and actors are in costume... More 

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Lake Hughes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I wish we had more time to go to all the shops....the old wood sidewalks and original buildings we beyond charming and if it wasn't for the cars on the road you would feel that you were back in the 1800's...LOVED IT!!

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Touristy but pleasant. Easy access from downtown, railroad museum alongside with railroad trips, plenty of places to eat, river trips on the adjoining Sacramento river and next to the golden Tower Bridge.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Old Sacramento is a step back in time with its well preserved buildings and wooden side walks. There are a variety of things to see and do. I enjoyed the Wells Fargo Museum and Stagecoach, a family can enjoy a train ride from Old Sacramento, plenty of places to eat. There are lots of restaurants that line the river's edge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a typical place for tourist. A lot of shops and few other things. For children may be good to see the old West set up.

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