SACRAMENTO is California’s State Capital.
The region is home to over 200 wineries and tasting rooms. It is an historic center worth visiting. The capital building is an historic site, a national landmark, in fact. This structure built in 1869 is abounded by a a mammoth Victorian garden. Capital Park enjoys 40 acres of trees and plants from around the world.Today it includes cultural and historical monuments, a Vietnam War Memorial, World Peace Memorial Garden, Veterans Memorial, and a Firefighter’s Memorial. The capital building is also a museum. On floor one-West Wing you’ll find The Rotunda-Temple of Democracy. In the East Annex see the Keeping Pace with Californiaexhibit. On floor three-West Wing, there’s the Assembly and Senate Chambers: see the Balance of Power display. In the East Annex of floor three there’s the Legislator’s Photo Gallery, Mirror of Society.
Old Sacramento is a historic part of the city, established in 1848.It was the last stop on the Pony Express, the terminus of the transcontinental railroad. It is located on the port side of the Sacramento River. Over 53 historic buildings are located here. It’s the place for entertainment, for food, fashion, art and touring and night life. It’s also the place for museums. The Sacramento History Museum is on 101 1 St., the Wells Fargo Museum is on 1000 2nd St., and the California State Museum, perhaps the finest in N.A., is on 111 1 St. Nearby you’ll find the Crocker Art Museum, dubbed the finest art museum in the Western U.S. In 2010 it was expanded to a cost of over $100 million with 125,000 sq’ of added space. The California Automobile Museum, the California Indian Museum, the Folsom History Museum, the Aerospace Museum of California, and the California Museum of Medical History are also located here. There are more than 30 museums, in fact, to hold your interest. And this is a walking town with lots to see and do.
For more info on Sacramento go to: www.discovergold.org