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“Disappointing”

California State Capitol Museum
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$15.00*
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Sacramento Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #3 of 176 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is home to the California Legislature and houses a public museum and a surrounding garden. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Reviewed September 22, 2012

The inside was impressive but parts of the exterior could do with painting and the surrounding park is very down in the mouth. Compared to the Denver Capitol, it is disappointing. Come on California, you can do better than that!

Thank AJO_UK
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Free guided tours are available of the capitol by going to basement room B-27. There are several movies shown about CA history, a gift shop and restored rooms from the 1800's.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Love the beautiful colors in the rotunda. An incredible historic state capitol.
Amazing restoration some years back. Nice that we can explore the whole place. Great to visit when the Legislature is in session.

Thank maryanne874
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great history, great capitol, lovely gardens. Wish there were fewer dedicated spaces. It gets a little cluttered with statues, veterans memorials, etc.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a stunning building, it is gorgeous inside with amazing grounds. California looks good here, real good.

Thank BigDogCA2013
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