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Address: 2nd St btwn 1st & Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 916-808-7059
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This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings...

This historic area of restored buildings, museums and novelty shops brings life to the Sacramento waterfront.

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Visited with my parents

I visited historic old Sacramento with my parents who wanted to see the old city.Was a fun visit.Lots of shops and restaurants and a great view of the river.We also visited the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old Sacramento area is full of history. Visit the museum and look around in all the shops. Loved the ease of being able to walk the entire district.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited historic old Sacramento with my parents who wanted to see the old city.Was a fun visit.Lots of shops and restaurants and a great view of the river.We also visited the Old Sacramento museam,which gives a good insight into the history of the city. The railway museum is also in this location,and it is also very close to the... More 

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massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a good thing that someone had a thought to restore what was left of the old town sometime back in the 1960s. The buildings that are intact are extremely impressive. It gives you a sense for what the developing Western US was like. Unfortunately that is where good ends and the challenges begin. The storefronts are occupied by... More 

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Decatur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were doing a little sightseeing before taking the train thru the Sierra Nevadas. Then on to Reno. The old Sacramento area is interesting. I loved the shops and museums. It is a great place to spend the day Lots to see and some great places to eat.

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Antelope, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not been to Old Sac for at least 5 years. Wow, I was so saddened that it has become so empty. A few bars and restaurants, bulk candy stores, and tattoo shops were all that seemed to be there. Of course there other stores, some of which are quite nice, especially the Williams Sonoma store, but they are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant, great ambiance, and great view overlooking the Sacramento River. Plan to visit again, hopefully soon.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We walked around the place. I would caution at night many dark places and transients walking around Some closed buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old sac way fun to walk around great shops and sweets and go to laughs unlimited for live music every sat sun afternoons awesome!!!!

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Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The shopping is fun and it takes you back in time. Many of the places have deals. Also, there are places to eat and just enjoy the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

shops, bars, restaurants and many museums in Old Sacramento -- there is something here for everyone. In this area, do not miss the museum of Sacramento: learn how all the buildings in this area were raised several feet more than 100 years ago!!

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