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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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A lot of people and a lot of variety

We happened to arrive on the weekend of the music festival, so Old Town Sacramento was very busy. There was some sort of race that day as well, and we saw many many families out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visited here in May on one of the legs of a tour of California. It is a brilliant place with all the old store fronts like you see in the filma and an authentic old west atmosphere. There are so many things to look at that it's difficult to know where to start. The sidewalks are the same as... More 

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Winters, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Do you have relatives coming to town with children under 17? This is the place to take them. You may not wear them out. But they will enjoy walking around old Sacramento. Tons of shops, things to do, places to eat. The river walk is nice. Share some history with the younger generation. You'll enjoy it as much or maybe... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We happened to arrive on the weekend of the music festival, so Old Town Sacramento was very busy. There was some sort of race that day as well, and we saw many many families out. We had to pay a lot more for parking than normally as there was only all day event parking available and all of the handicapped... More 

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Kirkland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Old Sacramento offers a glimpse into California's past. While it has been redone (probably several times) and offers modern amenities like wheelchari-accessible public bathrooms and a 'reliable, family-friendly' chain restaurant (Joe's Crab Shack), you can still see past the gloss to get a feel for what Sacramento was like when it became the capital of California. As with many cities,... More 

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Marion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

a great place to visit when in Sacramento. all kinds of gift shops, eateries and unique places. A good stroll thru the old part of Sacramento

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It was such a great place to visit, and we learned so much. The first train Number One is here it was gifted by Governor Leyland Stanford to Stanford University in 1895 and is on loan to the Museum. The train is just as it was after 30years service, Tim the guide did a great job of explain things. Around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Well, the 4-day Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend, of course!! Lots of cute and cool shops; some expensive, some not. Fair no. of sit-down restaurants--most pricey. A comedy club.! The Delta Queen Steamboat--lovely! The State Railroad Museum--impressive! The REAL, running railroad--an inexpensive treat. The River and wonderful Golden Bridge. The Riverwalk, for walking, biking, jogging, sitting, bicycling, in full... More 

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Bates City Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Was in downtown Sac for a week of business and Old Sacramento was one of my two favorite spots. Nicer restaurants and moderate dining options are a plenty. Took the HornBlower cruise, which is nice just to relax and enjoy the gentle breeze for a quite time. Also took the old steam engine train ride, same thing for a quite... More 

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Chico, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Old town is just made for families. Easy parking, easy strolling, and lots of kid-friendly shops and restaurants. If you're headed to the railroad museum, make a day of it and spend the afternoon in Old Sac.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's not as cool as what I would've expected, but still glad we went. It has the old west look to it, but it didn't have the old west feel any longer. Very touristy.

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