Welcome to Sacramento

The City of Sacramento is the oldest incorporated city in California and is rich in cultural, historic spots, but it also offers new and fun entertainment options. Some of the numerous locations of interest to tourists include:

Sacramento Zoo
3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
916-264-5888
Children and adults are welcome to see in this zoo almost 400 species of wild animals, including orangutans, chimpanzees, tigers, and cheetahs. An interesting piece is the Claire Mower Red Panda Forest, a mixed-species environment with a breeding pair of endangered red pandas living alongside Asian birds, fish, and reptiles.

Old Sacramento
Second Street between First and Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-4209
Visitors can enjoy museums, entertainment, restaurants, lots of interesting shops, and plenty of great places to stay at this National Registered Landmark and 28-acre State Historic Park, on the river, in downtown Sacramento.

California State Railroad Museum
111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-6645
The 100,000-square-foot museum is the finest and most visited of its kind in North America, displaying 21 restored locomotives and cars, 1,000 fantastic toy trains, all-new exhibits highlighting the human face of the railroad and the "Lost Spike".

Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
916 264 5233
Fairytale Town is a city-owned, non-profit kid's park that has been a local institution since 1959. Fairytale Town livens up a number of favorite children's stories and rhymes with 25 fantastic play-sets. The 2.5-acre park is a launching pad for the young mind, with many options for exercise and education. It also has a puppet theatre, snack bars, and a petting zoo.

The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts
1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-653-7524
Spearheaded by Maria Shriver, the facility not only relates how the state came to be but highlights prominent men and women who made great strides in its progress. Visitors can board a 1949 cross-country bus to view a video on immigration, visit a Chinese herb shop maintained by a holographic proprietor, or stand on a gubernatorial balcony overlooking a sea of cameras and banners.

Governor's Mansion
1526 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-3047
From 1903 to 1967, this Victorian mansion was home to thirteen California governors. Today, guided tours lead visitors through beautifully decorated rooms that feature fourteen-foot ceilings. Tours are offered every hour on the hour.