Must see attractions in Sacramento & the Central Valley

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    Golden 1 Center

    Welcome to the arena of the future. This gleaming home to the Sacramento Kings is one of the most advanced sports facilities in the country. Made with the…

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    Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple

    With elaborate grounds, brightly painted statues and a 50ft reclining Buddha, this is a vibrant home to the area's Cambodian population. The celebration…

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    California Museum

    This modern museum is home to the California Hall of Fame and so the only place to simultaneously encounter César Chávez, Mark Zuckerberg and Amelia…

  • California State Railroad Museum

    Train buffs will delight in this incredible collection of vintage locomotives (even if history buffs will question the candy-coated presentation about the…

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    Cesar E Chavez National Monument

    This newly designated national monument, Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, is the national headquarters of the United Farmworkers of America and was the…

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    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

    Hordes of beer fans gather at the birthplace of the nationally distributed Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Schwarber, a Chico-only black ale. You can also…

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    Forestiere Underground Gardens

    If you see only one thing in Fresno, make it this intriguing historic landmark, two blocks east of Hwy 99. The gardens were built by Sicilian immigrant…

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    Weber Point Events Center

    Downtown on the McLeod Lake waterfront, the modern white edifice standing in the middle of a grassy park looking rather like a pile of sailboats is the…

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    Kern County Museum

    This museum brings local history to life with a pioneer village of more than 50 restored and replicated buildings (including Merle Haggard's childhood…

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    Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

    Chico’s most prominent landmark, the opulent Victorian home was built for Chico’s founders, John and Annie Bidwell. The 26-room mansion was built between…

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    Crocker Art Museum

    Housed in the ornate Victorian mansion (and sprawling additions) of a railroad baron, this museum has striking architecture and an excellent collection…

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    Chico Children's Museum

    Housed in a bright yellow building downtown, this playful educational space hosts permanent and rotating hands-on exhibits about health, science and…

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    Michael David

    These brothers have built an enthusiastic following with their oaky, fruity wines. Their renowned Zinfandel, '7 Deadly Zins,' is a standout. The cafe and…

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    Cedar View Winery

    On the easternmost reaches of the Blossom Trail, Cedar View Winery is a comfy place to enjoy a glass of wine and Sierra views from the back patio. Known…

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    Japanese Garden

    This garden is the brainchild of gardener 'Duke' Yoshimura, who was born in Sacramento and educated in Japan. He later served in the US armed forces…

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    Jessie’s Grove

    With its summer concert series and very long history, this is an anchor of Lodi wine producers. There's a new tasting room downtown on E Locust St.

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    Harney Lane

    A sweet family outfit that’s been around Lodi forever; their Tempranillo is an overachiever. Tasting fee refunded with purchase.

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    Jeremy Wine Co

    Friendly folk in this brass- and wood-fitted tasting room downtown pour a bright fruit-forward Sangiovese.

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    Castle Air Museum

    Aerospace buffs will enjoy strolling down the rows of vintage military aircraft, ranging from pre-WWII to the present, on former Air Force base grounds…