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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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Great example of what it used to look like!

Well worth a visit to see some historic buildings very well preserved. Now filled with gift shops, restaurants and MANY candy stores ... fun to wander through for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit to see some historic buildings very well preserved. Now filled with gift shops, restaurants and MANY candy stores ... fun to wander through for a morning/afternoon. If you get there early there's pay parking on the street or in a lot just next to it. If you get there later ... I don't now where you... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The parking structure fees and street parking have gone up dramatically in the past few years. $1.50 for half hour. Place was packed. Boardwalks crowded. This quaint area has become quite commercialized and even more touristy. Prices and markups are insane it seems. One of the penny candy stores is now $4.50 for 1/2 lb. In general except for a... More 

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Vancouver, Wa.
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There were 4 of us on a girls getaway. We roamed around and shopped, took pics. We had an old-time photo taken of us! Nice memory! We also went to a fun, old-time candy store.

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OLYMPIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It is a decent area, not much by side of street parking, and a lot of one way streets. Some shady characters in the area, and several homeless people lingering about, so lock your doors and be safe, but otherwise interesting spot to tour (during the daylight hours).

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Flamingo beach Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

A neat place to visit from a historical standpoint. We enjoyed the old buildings and the river as pleasant backgrounds during our walk. Very busy location. Many restaurants and shops to wander in and out of. A fun place to spend an hour or two strolling around.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

many great places to eat and drinks. Several museum and steam train rides. It is more like an amusement park then a section of town

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Slightly disappointed as the area is realy small. We went in the morning to have a breakfast but the place was totaly dead before 10 am. I guess in the evening must be a lot better. It makes for a nice stroll.

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Bushey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely old historical Boardwalk style buildings you could imagine tying your horse up to. That's about where the historical part ended for me. Just seemed to be one shop after Another selling the same fridge magnets/ t shirts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I grew up close to old sacramento its a great place to visit with family or friends great if you come on the weekend when they have little shops open you can buy little souvenirs and presents for friends. Brick roads and wooden sidewalks, there is a rail road where you can go for a ride and also you can... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Looks like the traditional boarded side walk and buildings with the railroad tracks running down the middle. Unfortunately the range of shops is shall we say at best mixed so does not detain one long.

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