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California Capitol

Address: 10th St, Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 916-324-0333
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Ranked #6 of 70 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, 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, Landmarks
Hours:
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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Vancouver, Canada
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210 reviews 210 reviews
59 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Chambery, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A huge building, but nicely adorned, and architecturally interesting. Plus, pleasant to be seen from all angles. Impressive, but not overbearing, thanks to the gardens around. We did not visit it, but took several pictures, including the one attached.

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Hertfordshire
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242 reviews 242 reviews
105 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We got in towards the end of the afternoon but had time to walk round. Very impressive. A quiet cool place at the end of a long day.

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Pittsburg, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We arrived just in time to take a tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He gave a great history of the state. I thought he was a retired history teacher but he said he was not. He really knew the history of the state and the capitol itself. The capitol is a beautiful building. They had removed all of... More 

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