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Capitol Park

Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #6 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Government Buildings, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Gardens
Activities: Jogging
Traveler Description: Capitol Park has a notable collection of specimen trees, some of them planted in the 1880s. If you are a fan of trees or like seeing unusual plants... more »
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you visit the state capitol make time for the surrounding gardens. In spring many plants are flowering and the trees, some a hundred years or older are beautiful. I one had an office in the capitol and looked out on a great magnolia tree that bloomed in the spring.

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This park is located just behind the State Capitol. In the day time it's great to walk through. CHP officers on horseback patrol the park. Visit the Vietnam War memorial at the corner of K and 14th for sure. In the middle of the park visit the Firefighters' Memorial. (A touching memorial for fallen police officers is across the street... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Beautiful park with a gorgeous rose garden. Also great memorials. Nice place to have a picnic or walk around. Feels safe!

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great place to run. Running the perimeter of the park is a little over 1 mile. It is paved. Lots of runners in early evening. Summer nights go later or in the morning. Beautiful scenery. Change it up and add a loop to Tower Bridge. You will not be disappointed.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The building itself is just a gilded palace to the entitled, pampered people that work in it, but if you haven't been to D.C. it'll give you a miniature idea of why you need to see D.C. itself. Again, the gardens and trees are what impressed me.

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Decatur, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My favorite park in Sacramento with a variety of trees and monuments. You'll find the names of the trees listed and the monuments are very educational.

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Willows, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Definately a must visit if you like parks and similar to a botanical garden. Peaceful and beautiful.

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Sacramento, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Per suggestion of one the many doctors I see, and per recommendation my friends at Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel one stay one Jazz Jubilee, I since maybe 2010 been walk the laps around this Capitol Park, as long as no protestors in area! One regular walker with her brown dog says all four corners is one mile, so I guess... More

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Sacramento
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Peaceful area to walk around and see all the different trees of California. Rose garden and memorials are good. I'd combine with a visit with the State Capitol and Museum.

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This park has trees from around the world that were planted more than 100 years ago, it makes for a nice stroll.

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