10th, 15th, L and N Streets, Sacramento California
Built between 1860 and 1874, the state capitol is noted for its lofty glass dome, which rises 210 feet above the street. The main building contains historical and art exhibits, murals and statues. Free-guided tours present the restored main building and chambers. A 10-minute film on the capitol's history and construction is presented in the basement.
The surrounding park has trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the tour. Tickets for free tours are available 30 minutes in advance.
Other History nearby:
(Jackson) Amador County Museum
(Angels Camp) Angels Camp Museum
(Georgetown) Bayley House
(San Andreas) Big Tree Trading Post
(San Andreas) Calaveras County Historical Museum
(Sacramento) California Military Museum
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03/29 Coming to The Sacramento area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
California Wool and Fiber Festival Boonville CA September13-15 From the source to the fiber, come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship.