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Sacramento Travel Guide

Sacramento Information

Sacramento is California's capital, situated on the sunny Pacific coast. Famous tourist destinations in this bustling capital contain the California State Railroad Museum, which is one of the biggest railroad museums in the United States. The California State Capitol Museum is another popular choice for visitors, offering the restored historic California legislature and the historic offices of the Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer and others. Travellers can tour the 40-acre (16-ha) grounds, see exhibits detailing state history and visit different memorials scattered around the area.

California State Railroad Museum
Good place to visit, this museum is the highlight of Old Sacramento. You won't lose much if you bypass the memorabilia exhibits and head straight for the museum's 105 shiny locomotives and rail cars, attractive antiques that are true works of art. Later, you can watch a 20-minute film on the history of the western railroads that's really good, and then peruse associated exhibits that tell the awesome story of the building of the transcontinental railroad. Over half a million people visit each year, and even the hordes of schoolchildren that typically mob this place shouldn't dissuade you from visiting one of the largest and best railroad museums in the country.

Crocker Art Museum
This museum contains an outstanding collection of California art, and also changing exhibits from around the world. It's situated in an imposing century-old Italianate building, with an ornate interior of carved and inlaid woods. The Crocker Mansion Wing, the museum's most recent addition, is modelled in base to the Crocker family home and contains works of Northern California artists from 1945 to the present.

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
John Sutter constituted this outpost in 1839, and the park, restored to its 1846 appearance, intent to recapture the spirit of 19th-century California. Exhibits include a blacksmith's forge, cooperage, bakery, and jail and a self-guided audio tour is accessible.

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