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  • christine l
    Reno, United States75 contributions
    This is a great spot to spend an hour or two. The zoo is small and completely run by volunteers. The animals are well cared for and are all rescues. A perfect size for a small town like Folsom. If you don't have a lot of time you don't have to spend most of your day driving to the zoo or looking for (and paying for) a parking spot.

    The adjacent play park is large, shady and has lots of activities for the little ones.

    One commenter complained about the smell. The only unpleasant smell we notice is a skunk like smell around the Sacramento red fox enclosure. The plaque about the animals explains that their urine smells like skunk and is used for their territorial marking. No way to keep that scent suppressed!

    We enjoy our time their enough to have a family membership.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • vacationaholic
    Central Oregon, OR359 contributions
    Great museum. The staff was super knowledgable and the exhibits were good. Of course, lots of Johnny Cash stuff to see and for sale. Would go here again.
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,144 contributions
    The reservoirs here are huge and they are developed for water sports and recreation. A refuge in hot weather or anytime of the year.
    Written March 5, 2022
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  • willynellson
    Reno, NV104 contributions
    Now this was something hidden from me !! Not expecting such a peaceful and beautiful environment.
    Even the ducks and animals are so comfortable to be around you, close! Really peaceful and good for family and specially for kids to swim! I would suggest coming here in June so you can enjoy the water and BBQ . but its also nice to walk around and see the beautiful trees and plants sway in the awesome weather!
    Written April 29, 2021
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  • kstr0th
    4 contributions
    We’ve been several times to the performances at Sutter Street Theatre... We always come away very impressed with the entertainment they provide. The theatre is small (advance tickets are advised) and the seating is not luxurious, but remember you’re in Old Town Folsom, so it’s all part of the experience!! At intermission, you can purchase their refreshments, or, walk down the street to the Snooks candy shop for yummy caramel corn or a hand-dipped ice cream cone!! And, of course, there’s numerous restaurant choices for a meal before or after the show all a walkable distance from the theatre. Ticket prices are reasonable and there’s usually choices of shows to appeal to families or adults. A great place to go for a matinee or an evening!!
    Written February 8, 2020
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  • Joyfullyanointed
    Rancho Cordova, CA173 contributions
    What an amazing musical. Great theater, great seats and a beautiful performance at this state of the art theater.
    Written February 15, 2020
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  • Heather T
    Davis, CA47 contributions
    My 9 year old swam with the Stingrays and had a great time. Their animals looked well cared for. They gave the animals plenty of rest time, many of the rooms were on breaks which was nice to see. We will def go back.
    Written January 19, 2022
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  • CrankingChick
    Tucson, AZ7,872 contributions
    Visiting the Powerhouse was our favorite activity on the day we spent in Folsom. It's in a scenic location on the banks of the American River, and close enough to walk to the historic downtown where there are some other small museums and restaurants. The visitor center is modern and attractive with easy-to-understand displays that explain how hydroelectric power is generated and show the history of the facility. Admission is free (donations accepted) but there is a fee to park (free parking available nearby to the south). The old equipment in the powerhouse was fascinating - it felt like we stepped back in time - and the docents were friendly and very knowledgeable. Wheelchair access on the grounds was okay with some assistance; there were some unpaved areas and grades. Note that this attraction is only open noon to 4 pm and is closed Monday and Tuesday. Afterwards we walked a short distance down the paved Jeremiah Smith Memorial Trail to the historic truss bridge for views of the river.
    Written September 27, 2019
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  • MinnieApa
    Folsom, CA83 contributions
    This place has so much to offer. You can ride your bike on the bike trails that goes for miles, go running, go swimming, fishing or just hangout .
    There’s areas where you can have a picnic , there’s a trailer park and camping grounds too.
    We take our dogs for a walk around here three to four times a week but avoid it on weekends when it gets so busy.
    Written June 19, 2018
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  • Raymond
    144 contributions
    Nice museum for a small local city area museum. Nice to learn about the gold rush and dredging. Really nice gift shoppe. Very friendly volunteers.
    Written March 17, 2020
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  • montanaJIm
    Missoula, MT2,054 contributions
    Excellent paved biking, hiking and walking trail that goes around Folsom State Prison. There are plenty of places to get on the trail, we parked in a residential area and walked to the trail. The trail goes next to the Prison and along part of Lake Folsom. We saw a bunch of turkeys in the prison grounds.
    Written December 3, 2021
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  • mightypink6
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates441 contributions
    Ok outlets. Very quiet and small amount of shops. Parking available and the staff in the stores are great. Wouldn’t go out my way for this outlet again.
    Written July 11, 2021
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  • 878thelmab
    Sacramento, CA34 contributions
    We took the short self guided tour and were lucky enough to be there when they started up the bottling line. Guided tours are also available and Sake tasting also. A small selection of gifts and products to buy are also in the tasting room.It was very interesting, very informal and worth the trip.
    Written October 15, 2018
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  • Holdtheair
    Waikiki, HI2,194 contributions
    Very beautiful lake when it's full offering boating and other recreational activities for the public. With the lake being so low this year it pretty much void of boats or other activities associated with lake activities. With that being said it's still a nice place for a walk along the shore.
    Written April 15, 2021
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  • Maya
    Grass Valley, CA3 contributions
    My kids had a blast. Safe for toddlers and fun for bigger kids. My son even lost his tooth on the blow up obstacle course lol. Good memory!
    Written September 10, 2019
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