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Capitol Park

Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #6 of 100 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Gardens, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Jogging
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Owner description: This popular park, surrounding the California State Capitol, has trees from around the world and memorials to significant state events.
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Fremont, California
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1,693 reviews 1,693 reviews
1,063 attraction reviews
988 helpful votes 988 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The park around the California Capitol in Sacramento is very pretty with different botanical areas. One of our favorite times to go is during Christmas when the Christmas tree is up and nicely decorated. We parked at a a parking garage nearby ($1.50 for 40 minutes time which is more th an enough time to park, and walk, and go... More

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Oakland, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Left the hotel, try walk laps! Saw some white tents! I know any state that the town has Capitol Building, there usually something happening! Yes, it was the tribute to the people of nine eleven (September 11, 2001)! Was wearing that day an Uncle Sam hat, shirt with American Eagle saluting, wearing Uncle Sam hat, says WELCOME HOME USA TROOPS... More

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Hertfordshire
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242 reviews 242 reviews
105 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A quiet cool place at the end of a long & tiring day. A beautiful setting for the Capitol building.........................

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The park is full of well established trees, many unusual specimens and most are labeled.The perimeter is one mile so it is the standard state worker workout. Nearly everyday there is a demonstration or exhibition going on. The police patrol on horseback and are happy to stop to chat about their steads. Overall a great place for people watching, relaxing... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful park with many impressive monuments. Beautiful trees and a lovely rosary too. Cute squirrels. You can walk through the park in 30 minutes or spant as many hours as you like on a Sonny day. Well worthy of your visit.

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Sacramento, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is always fun to walk around the Capitol building and grounds. As other reviewers noted, there are many species of trees most with labels to identify them. There are me rials throughout the park as well. I have gone to the rose garden when it is in full bloom and taken photos there. The Park has a succulent area... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very well kept landscape and the building was awesome. Huge amount of grass and trees. Easy to get good photographs of the Capitol building.

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely mature downtown park. Enjoy a picnic lunch, squirrels and people watch and then walk the park. A great day out!

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Cumberland, Maryland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The capital is on this property filled with trees, gardens and statues. Be sure to take time to walk around.

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Capitol Park was designed to have one of the largest varieties of trees almost anywhere! Perhaps you did not know that Sacramento has one of the widest varieties of trees nationally--and Capitol Park is a mini-version of that fact! Many trees are marked with the name of the species, for the scientists among you. For the history-lovers, you can be... More

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