Sacramento, capital of the state of California, lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River. The district of Old Sacramento hearkens back to the city’s Gold Rush era, with wooden sidewalks and wagon rides. One of several museums in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum, depicts the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, one of the country’s earliest technological feats.
Old Town Sacramento
In all of California, there’s simply no destination quite like Old Sacramento Waterfront. A unique State Historic Park, it is perched right smack on the banks of the beautiful Sacramento River. Bustling with activity, this high-energy district is thumping with shopping, dining, entertainment, wild historical attractions and the sounds of live music, featuring sidewalk artists to world-renowned musicians. Step forward by stepping back in time, feel the impact of the historic 49er Gold Rush, the unbelievable California State Railroad Museum, even Underground Tours for the brave-of-heart. On the Waterfront, there’s so much to experience, it’s like finding your own precious nuggets of gold.
The Sacramento Zoo is located in William Land Park in Sacramento, California. It opened on 1927, with 40 animals. At that time, it occupied 4.2 acres, which remained the case until the early 1960's when the zoo expanded to its current 14.3 acres.
For 60 years, Fairytale Town has offered children and families a safe place to imagine, play and learn. With 26 playsets based on nursery rhymes and fairytales, a friendly flock of farm animals, two performing arts stages and several gardens, learning has never been more fun!
Home of the Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. The Kings compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Western Conference's Pacific Division.The Kings are the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues located in Sacramento. The team played its home games at the Sleep Train Arena from 1988 to 2016; beginning with the 2016 – 2017 season, the Kings play home games at the Golden 1 Center.
The Kings are the oldest franchise in the NBA, and one of the oldest continuously operating professional basketball franchises in the nation.