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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 100 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Amusement
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.

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19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

looks like old Sacramento freeze in time. walking in the streets is very pleasant with small nice shops. the river view is magnificent and it is nice to sit near the river and drink something.

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Rio Linda, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to step back in time and see what it was like to have lived in Sacramento during the Gold Rush era (circa 1849), then head over to Old Sacramento. My husband and I visit it every month. Many of the original buildings still exist and are beautifully restored. The cobblestone streets, wooden walkways, and quintessential brick buildings... More

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Nevada City
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The only inspiring thing to do in this cheesy place is to visit Sacramento's finest restaurant, The Firehouse, or it's sister restaurant Ten-22. Both are fantastic. Otherwise it's scented candles, candy or funky socks.

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Puerto Rico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved the river walk the little shops in it and the diversity! I went on a Sunday and all the shops and restaurants were open. Everyone is super friendly and helpful...If you love people watching youll love this place!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Old Sacramento is a fun place to go. For those like us who enjoy railroads, Old Sacramento has the best railroad museum in the West. It is awesome and has a nice store connected to it. For those interested in Sacramento history, the Sacramento History Museum is interesting with many exhibits and also an interesting documentary on Sacramento that lasts... More

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Enumclaw, Washington
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174 reviews 174 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The shops here are basically touristy shops. But it is fun to walk around and see the old buildings, boardwalk, cobble stone streets and train. Stop in and get salt water taffy; we don't think there was any flavor not represented here. There are restaurants to enjoy and some have outdoor seating.

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Chambery, France
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12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I wanted a provoking title, that's all... Actually, I thoroughly enjoyed walking in it ! I do not know why, it reminded me of Salinas, the first "old city" I visited in the states, more than 40 years ago. A quiet albeit quaint atmosphere. And to me, that reflects more "traditional" America -- excuse me, United States -- than the... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I would recommend visiting Old Sac to anyone with an interest in history. The buildings are splendidly restored and presented as if you where arriving in Sacramento during the Californian Gold Rush. It has several excellent museums, other interesting things to see and do and great places to eat. Well worth a morning or an afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had an all too short walk round old Sacramento after visiting the Railway Museum. Lots of interesting shops in a old world setting.

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are going to visit Sacramento you have to make the time, I would recommend at least one day, to check out Old Sacramento. Here you will find horse drawn carriage rides, wonderful eateries, historic buildings, underground tours, of course, you will also find specialty stores from socks to books, cooking supplies to a chocolate factory. If you didn't... More

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