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California State Indian Museum

2618 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
916-324-0971
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Ranked #19 of 70 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum explores a diverse range of Native American topics, from history to culture to art.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This museum explores a diverse range of Native American topics, from history to culture to art.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being on the site of Sutter's Fort helps you realize they both were happening at the same time. The exhibits are exquisite examples of the many tribes, and the staff is quite knowledgeable. Another must see.

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Gold River, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Be sure to find out when it is open. A nice introduction to Indian basket art and other works. Bring the children and a lunch and spend some time in the near by park.

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Sunny Place
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My bf and I stumbled across this museum and still talk about it fondly in memory. So much history and so much to learn! You leave knowing how to make Acorn Flour, great if you get lost in the Sac. Forrest. It is small, but we easily spent two fun hours reading every beautiful display. When you grow tired of... More 

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Sacramento
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place has some icredible objects. They have the world's smallest basket! If I'm not mistaken, it can fit through the eye of a needle... I can't imagine the painstaking effort and time it would take to make that! There are many wonderful pictures of Native American life and ceremonies throughout the museum as well as beautifully beaded baskets woven... More 

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Midpines, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a little trouble finding this place but it was worth it. No pictures allowed inside. Lots of exhibits and pictures and we spoke with a wonderful guide who was very well informed and friendly. ( We may have even identified a family member in an old pic). Definitely worth the trip.

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Antelope, Ca
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to see movies and especially 3D movies. Comfortable seats and great sound system make for a very enjoyable movie experience. Reasonable prices for popcorn and soda.

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Decatur, Georgia
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I used to live in Sacramento and I decided to be a tourist on my most recent visit. I apparently had overlooked this small but delightful museum. It is literally hidden in the shadows of Fort Sutter. You can plainly see it from the K-Street side. The walls are adorned with the best of Native American artwork and photos. The... More 

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Woodland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

great day with my 3rd graders class, they all enjoyed the history. They have a little bit of everything there,

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Davis, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I loved this small museum. Although it is small it is worth a visit especially if you are visiting Sutters Fort at the same time.

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Bremerton
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It does a good job in describing the lesser known Indian tribes of California. the California tribes were more scattered and smaller than the tribes in the Eastern US or on the Great Plains, so they have received less coverage in history books. Also, many of the California tribes were wiped out by disease when they attempted to join the... More 

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