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Address: 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-653-7524
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This modern museum explores the history of California through a collection...
This modern museum explores the history of California through a collection of exhibits and archives.
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Learned Of Sacramento

Traveled in May! Using Sacramento Gold Card for the hotel guests! They at time had exhibit about "Junk Drinks" Interesting, many ill effects for those that drink these kind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2013
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Oakland, California
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Granite Bay, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Californians will love this museum and appreciate all it has to offer in the history of the state. From the 49'r Gold Rush to Hollywood stars to Silicon Valley lore - it's a treat to walk around and learn how much California has contributed to our country.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

In a weird location, but close to the Capitol. Lots of California-related exhibits about famous Californians, Native peoples, immigrants, etc. No cafe. Worth a visit.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

This place was low attended. I assumed it was because of Black Friday after Thanksgiving, but the place wasn't very good. The first display area was on soda and diabetes and the next area was on Japanese Internment. The first floor items were political or irrelevant. The second floor displays were focused on the native heritage of the state. This... More 

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Kelowna
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272 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

An interesting quick museum trip, it is worth it. Not enough time in the museum is spent on the early pre european California. Did enjoy the pieces on the Missions. Quite interesting. Not to sure if the Maria Shriver section did much for me. The Japanese internment piece was well done and glad to see it.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Traveled in May! Using Sacramento Gold Card for the hotel guests! They at time had exhibit about "Junk Drinks" Interesting, many ill effects for those that drink these kind drinks! I so glad I cannot stand drinks as these, the carbonation makes me vomit! I also like hands on exhibits! One area, get piece paper, rub over the picture! Rubbed... More 

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Sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I can't believe they charged us $8.50 each. We were out of there in 15 minutes. Like so many 'museums' these days this one is geared for elementary school field trips. Lots of space, lots of photo exhibits. Wow. It's no wonder we were the only ones there. What a waste of state funds. T

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Folsom California USA
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

So many interesting exhibits - something for everyone culminating with the "wall" - a moving and patriotic piece that you must see and hear about to understand. Hidden gem of a museum.

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Elk Grove, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

As a fourth grade teacher, I've been brining my classes on field trips here for years. It is well worth the time to take a trip through. Don't miss Constitution Wall out the back doors. Ask for directions; it's not obvious.

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Grass Valley, CA
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

It's been about 20 years since we were last there and went back on a whim when we were in the area. Close to the river, shopping, restaurants, etc. Definately worth a couple hours of your time.

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

on different trips over the years, there is always something new. The stories of the individual people and objects is compelling. Might be hard for visually impaired people, I read aloud for someone who was with me.

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Additional Information about The California Museum

Address: Address: 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-653-7524
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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