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  • Daniel B
    Redditch, UK279 contributions
    So my family all gave me funny looks when I suggested we should go to the California State Railroad Museum. Convincing them was made a little easier by the blistering heat and the welcoming air-con within the museum.

    As it turned out, my suggestion was celebrated as a complete success as everyone in the family thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we spent over three hours browsing the exhibits and enjoying this fascinating slice of history.

    If you're wondering whether to do it because you're "not really interested in trains" then put that thought aside and just go. If you have any interest at all in history or just want to see a really well laid out and interesting museum then this is the place.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA1,551 contributions
    My wife and I were blown away by this museum. It was much larger than we expected and was really outstanding,

    We just had time to explore the top floor which is dedicated to American art and photography with an emphasis on California artists. We weren’t familiar with many of the artists but the art was very impressive and varied. We spent about an 1 1/2 hours touring the top floor and we really rushed, I would recommend 3-4 hours to see the whole museum.

    If you’re in Sacramento you should put this at the top of your list of things to see. It’s outstanding.
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,318 contributions
    The California state capital building is really stunning and even more so when you see it light up at nighttime. A must see.
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • Heather
    Louisville, KY379 contributions
    There are several shops and restaurants that could easily occupy a day if you chose to explore everything. Evangeline's Costume Mansion in particular is a standout shop. There is a general store on the first floor and costume shop on the second & third floors.
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • vliger
    Oxford, MI263 contributions
    American Bike Trail – Sacramento/Folsom. 6/13/22 Access to the American River Bike Trail is off Tribute Road behind the Fairfield Marriott Cal Expo hotel. On this Monday morning the trail was nearly empty except for a few bike riders. The paved trail was in good condition with a few areas shaded. The restroom, near junction of the American River Parkway, was in poor condition however. The nearby port-a-john was not much better. Also, the sign here with directions and mileage was marred by graffiti and unreadable. So, without directions, we took a gravel route that appeared closer to the river. It led to more overgrown area and nothing scenic so we followed it until we got back to the main trail. There was lots of trash off this gravel portion. We continued west along the trail and then over the American River on the Sacramento Northern Bikeway Bridge to tour downtown Sacramento. There were quite a few blue tarp tents where homeless live just yards off this trail on either side of the bridge. On our way back from Sacramento we saw several fire trucks with lights flashing were near the junction to the American River Parkway. We were not sure if they were practicing or actually putting out a brush fire. The American River Trail section near Folsom, which we rode the previous day, is more well maintained, and cleaner. We did not see any homeless tents along that section near Folsom. For travel to downtown Sacramento by bike we recommend the American Bike Trail – Northern Bikeway Bridge. However, more mile markers, more directional signs and biker friendly water fountains would be helpful. For a more scenic tour we recommend the same trail but near Folsom.
    Written August 22, 2022
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA1,551 contributions
    My wife and I stopped here in between masses on a Sunday. The church looks fairly new and is beautiful inside with outstanding art and stained glass. One of the prettier churches I’ve seen. Definitely worth seeing if you’re in the downtown area,
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • Harper C
    San Francisco, CA238 contributions
    A recreated (in 1890) fort with displays of what life might have looked like on the site of the original New Helvetia.

    The best this about this museum was the film the showed that featured speakers from the State Park, an author/professor and representatives from the local indigenous tribes.

    When Sutter came to America to get the American dream, he murdered, threatened, destroyed local indigenous people to be his labor. He threatened them until they participated. The sad truth is that the man for whom the Fort is named is recognized because he is the Man who had the most power in the area. It was meaningful to me to realize, “yeah duh, of course that’s what happened!”

    One placard in the museum said a Native Hawaiian woman lived and worked on the property and was married to another native Hawaiian man, but was thought to be “in a relationship with Sutter.” This made me really mad because we know that women in history are mentioned this way it often means the man with more power was raping her and keeping her for himself. She likely didn’t have a choice in the matter. I’d like the museum to clear up this “relationship” if they’re going to tell her story.

    All in all. I breezed through the exhibits and went to the California Indian Museum on the same property to learn about the indigenous people of California.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • LorenzoBandini
    Oak Park IL13 contributions
    What a surprise! This park was an amazing gem hidden in plain sight. You would not expect a park like this in the middle of a major downtown. The wide variety of trees and other vegetation was amazing. It was very peaceful. Well worth a stroll.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Esther Bolmanski
    Chico, CA63 contributions
    The Bad: You have to buy your tickets in advance online. You can not buy at the zoo itself. You have to purchase tickets for the train rides and carousel via credit or debit card. For the store, you can only pay with card. As for the food and drink vendors, I am not sure if they only take card because we did not partake. Covid-19 has put a damper on things all around.

    The Good: Sacramento Zoo went above and beyond to help me get tickets for my son and I to visit the zoo. He had traveled all the way down from Chico and I had made the mistake of not buying tickets right away. Lesson learned. The animals are well cared for. The animal exhibits are on plentiful. The Zoo is clean and well sanitized. The employees are professional. Over all, we really had an amazing day and we can’t thank Sacramento Zoo for making it happen. ❤️
    Written March 15, 2021
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  • Kate R
    3 contributions
    Robin was a great tour guide - personable, knowledgeable and let us take our time room to room to enjoy. Beautiful home with an interesting family story.
    Written March 21, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,318 contributions
    The California Automobile museum is absolutely amazing. Brilliant range of vehicles across many decades. Incredible condition. Photos don’t do it justice!
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • mrt1955
    Healdsburg, CA947 contributions
    Went here for a walk and had such fun. There was a car show going on and we got to see over 100 cooly done retro vehicles. The park is well shaded so you can walk comfortably even in warmer weather.

    We had a great time and we didn't even see the Fairyland part or the Golf Course...an amazing location!
    Written June 4, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,770 contributions
    I've driven across this bridge many times as it is the entrance to the downtown area from West Sac. It's old and a bit of an icon and reminds you that this city is very much a river city.
    Written September 7, 2020
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  • Bich-Ngoc Nguyen
    3 contributions
    We used to take our dog Homer for a walk, once in a while we brought our lunches there. You'll meet other friendly dog owners, cyclists and runners too. The Rose Garden there is the main attraction, there are plenty of nice picnic tables. It's just nice to be there, unwind relax...
    Written March 28, 2022
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  • Packers-forever
    Citrus Heights43 contributions
    Located in William Land Park, this histiric place is a great place to take young children. Our granddaughters are 11 and 8 years old and love the place. Entrance to the park is free. The only cost are rides and snacks. They have a great, classic Marry-go-round. It's a small park, so you can sit and watch the kids have fun from almost anywhere. We bought the unlimited ride package for the girls and with a coupon it was under $20. A good place to spend a lovely summer day for 2 or 3 hours. A picnic in Land Park is a good compliment to this visit.
    Written August 28, 2019
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