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Sacramento, California

A visit to Sacramento, California will both educate and entertain in an enjoyable setting rich with history and culture.

Take a look inside the Wells Fargo History Museum, located within the Old Sacramento State Park. Historically furnished and restored, the museum boasts a scale model of a Wells Fargo Concord Stagecoach, as well as various other artifacts.

Another museum worth a look is The California Museum, which serves to represent the history, people and historic milestones of the great state of California.

Take a look at several interesting and educational exhibits, including California Canines, which represents working dogs and how service dogs have helped California and its people.

Other ongoing exhibits include a historic representation of Japanese Americans during World War Two, as well as an exhibit that chronicles the history of remarkable women throughout California. You definitely don’t want to miss a visit to The California Museum!

Railroad MuseumFor railroad and train enthusiasts, the California State Railroad Museum offers a wealth of exhibits, attractions, documents and photographs depicting the history of the railroads in California. Students will get to view several restored trains that were actually used in the past and get to take a train ride on behind a steam locomotive! It’s certainly a museum worth fitting into your trip.

Of course, Sacramento boats a variety of outdoor attractions and activities once you tire of exploring the indoors.

For example, students should not miss a visit to Sutter’s Fort, located in midtown Sacramento. This beautiful park has a lot of history, and the actual fort has been restored to near-original conditions.

In truth, this state park serves as a reminder of Sacramento’s history, and is a must-see on any educational excursion!

If you really want to experience the outdoors, why not visit the Sacramento Zoo? The zoo boasts a variety of animals and activities for any nature-buff. What’s more, the zoo holds a variety of special events throughout the year, usually focusing on a particular animal or plant species.

Don’t miss it!

For art-lovers, the Smith Gallery located in downtown Sacramento is the largest art gallery in the city. The gallery specializes in California landscapes, as well as Sacramento-specific images and contemporary art.

For a truly unique experience, a visit to the Smith Gallery should definitely be on the itinerary.

If you’d like to relax after a long day of sightseeing, take in a performance at the Sacramento Ballet, recognized as one of the finest ballet companies in the nation. The company has been in business since 1954 and shows a number of performances annually.

Visit their website, and plan your students’ educational experience around a performance at the Sacramento Ballet. It’s well worth it!

The city of Sacramento, California boasts a wide variety of museums, galleries, and outdoor attractions that are sure to both educate and entertain. These are just a small selection of attractions worth visiting.

Sacramento also has plenty of dining and shopping options for when you have a little downtime, as well!

Whatever your original impression of the city might be, there’s no denying that Sacramento is rich with history, culture and memories.