Play & Explore: Sacramento, CA

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Best Attractions

State Capitol Building & Museum

The turn of the century building was restored in the 1970s to its initial glory. Don’t miss the free daily tours, and when your tour and museum visit is over, you can stroll through about 340 species of trees from around the world at Capitol Park.

Crocker Art Museum

See drawings by famed European artists and plenty of distinguished works by California natives who made it big. Asian, African, and Oceanic art also are well-represented. Films, lectures, education tours for kids and everything else you might want at this major-league museum.

La Raza Galeria Posada

At its new home in Miller Regional Park, La Raza continues to promote Chicano, Latino, and indigenous culture and art. Museum-like exhibits, cultural center, art gallery, book store, and gift shop stocked with Mexican and Latin American folk art. Plus classes ranging from silk screening to guitar to women’s self-defense to theater.

California State Indian Museum

Artifacts from over 100 California tribes that settled in California. One of the finest basket collections in the U.S. Special displays include the saga of Ishi, perhaps the last Yahi Indian, who hid from Western civilization until 1911. The museum is part of the state park system.

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