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California Capitol

10th St, Sacramento, CA
916-324-0333
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Ranked #6 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 19th-century granite building was modeled after the U.S. Capitol.
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Minneapolis, MN
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The California State Capitol grounds take up about 3 full city blocks and are a large collection of huge trees from all over, flower bushes, monuments and a big rose garden. We spent about an hour there before the doors opened to the building at 9AM. Inside, you walk past displays of each of the California counties to the rotunda,... More

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DULUTH
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had a great experience and a great tour guide of the Capitol. It is located in the center of a beautiful park. Be sure to walk around the park and take in the rose garden and the cactus garden

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Walnut Creek, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The California State Capitol has much more to see than you would imagine. Every county in the state has a large display cabinet where the county showcases their scenic attractions, products, industry, culture and services. Take a look and see what your county highlights.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I loved walking the grounds and sitting on the benches and having the sweet smell of roses surround you. The building is beautiful. Walking distance to the whole downtown and about 15 min walk to old town. Well worth the trip!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There are tours but the architecture, the dome and the portraits are the things to see. The grounds are well done Too.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have toured the capitol and seen the California legislature in session. It was interesting to watch. The capitol itself is architecturally beautiful building and was built in the mid 1880's. We like to visit the area particularly during the Christmas holiday period when there is a large decorated Christmas tree and other holiday decorations. There is differences from year... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

a fantastic piece of architecture and the gardens are bueatiful to walk around and enjoy,I understand there are tours through the building but we were early in the day

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Whittier, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our recent visit to the California Capitol was highlighted by two excellent docents. We entered the main foyer and began taking pictures. An older male docent (former guard for 20+ years at the Capitol pointed out many unique qualities of the statue in the Rotunda. Another docent told us about the videos in the basement and that both the Assembly... More

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Displays for all Ca Counties was very interesting. The Capital building and grounds are beautiful. Make time to sit in the rose garden area.

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Visalia, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We only drove by it was closed at the time. but saw and interesting group of firefighters scaling one of the downtown buildings come to find out later they were training. The capital is huge and has beautiful exterior. Hope to go inside next time.

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