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California Capitol

Address: 10th St, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 916-324-0333
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Ranked #7 of 73 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 19th-century granite building was modeled after the U.S. Capitol.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 19th-century granite building was modeled after the U.S. Capitol.

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Dubai
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Apart from the fact that I just love sacramento, it's a place for a relaxed, laid back, easy holiday for young families , this building is an easy but a good place for younger kids as well on an afternoon. It's only a couple of hours visit and is an easy walk around. Free tours are available at frequent intervals... More 

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I did a self-tour and enjoyed both the outside grounds and the inside exhibits. There were lots of interesting things and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We took the official tour and it was fantastic. The guide taught us about CA history, how laws are passed/created in CA, the representative, the building, etc, etc, etc..... It was one of the best tours ever. The tour takes about 90 mins, but it was fantastic. So strongly recommended. Also the cathedral is really close so visit not only... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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214 reviews 214 reviews
59 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Loved the architecture and the stunning exterior Christmas trim- a lone Christmas Tree studded with thousands of lights.

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Puerto Rico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Capital sit on beautiful grounds with hundreds of tress of different types...everything from pines to orange trees. The path that leads up to the Capital is surrounded by them! I did not have the opportunity to go in, but just the walk around its park is worth going to. Many restaurants all around the area! Anything from pizza to... More 

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great history and a beautiful building, don't miss the grounds it sits on, the collection of trees dates back over a hundred years.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I like visiting state capitols. The one is sacramento is really nice, a beautiful bright white stone. Unfortunately some of the grass had died because of water conservation during the drought. But the different trees around the exterior were really pretty, and the road leading up to the capitol went through the old scenic drawbridge. The rotunda was nice and... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Full of history in a beautiful building. It was nice to have some of the rooms kept as museums. It gives you an idea what it was back then. The rotunda is quite impressive. This Capitol seems more historic than the one in Santa Fe, NM. Highly recommend to visit.

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Haifa, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Don't miss the discussion room. Is is funny to ask the guards why Arnold Schwarzenegger's picture is missing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
30 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was not sure what to expect investigating the Capitol of the State of California. It's well worth a trip to see the soaring rotunda and historic chambers of the California legislature (which was in session on a Sunday of all things when I was there). There's also a neat panoramic display devoted to the San Francisco World's Fair. If... More 

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