711 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 443-6631
Fax: (916) 442-7251
711 16th St., Sacramento, CA, US, 95814
- Phone: (916) 443-6631
- Fax: (916) 442-7251
Come catch various events at the Sacramento Convention Center, and let this attractive city enthrall you on your visit. The center has 134,000 square feet of flexible exhibit area, a ball room, a registration area, a garden terrace, a Memorial Center and a Theatre Center. Check out the various shows and performances or hold your own conventions, meetings and exhibitions here. Visit the center for award-winning catering services and sample some of the most fresh and contemporary cuisine. Book today!
The J. Neely Johnson House is a beautiful home that exemplifies Greek Revival and Neoclassical styles. This house dates back to the 1850s era, and is now available for vacation rentals. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, it makes for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Across K Street Mall from the Regional Transit (RT) Cathedral Square train stop, is an edifice sculpted in the classic architectural mode. Patisian cathedrals such as Notre Dame inspired its theme, as evidenced by its ascending niched pillars directing worshipers' eyes upward to twin, asymmetrical bell towers. At the front entrance, a mountainous flight of stairs ascends to tall wooden doors. The interior has various saintly sculptures carved in wood, and well-worn wooden pews. A large circular, stained-glass window, crafted in Italy, illuminates the central altar.
The native plant landscaping would make the park's namesake, the United Farm Worker union founder, proud: a green oasis amid the concrete jungle of downtown Sacramento. This small open space has tall old palm trees, flowers and grass and is a great place to relax during the day. Many times during the year, various musicians play on temporary stages set up on the small northern meadow.
Built in the 1940s from the remnants of a closed movie theater, The Crest's beautiful gilt interior swoops and soars in an Art Deco style. Now subdivided into three theaters and equipped with modern technology, the features are anything but mainstream. You can see Hitchcock, animation festivals, 50s science fiction, and almost any movie made in the last century. The Crest also hosts a wide array of comedy acts, concerts, and political events, and it can be rented for private parties. The long and colorful history of this venue is shown in the collection of theater memorabilia and artifacts on display in the lobby.
The Westminster Presbyterian Church is a historical Presbyterian church site. The magnificently constructed church building dates back to 1927, and it finely traces the Mission-Spanish Colonial Revival styles of architecture. Owing to the immense monumental value of the church, it featured in the National Register of Historic Places.
Operating continuously since the day the doors opened in 1869, California State Capitol Museum is where the State of California's legislature met. By the late 1970s, the building was declared seismically unsafe and had become an eyesore. The Legislature decided to stay in its traditional home and authorized a massive restoration. Today, from the intricate tile work on the front lobby floor to the lovingly etched filigreed detail in alcoves under the rotunda, the craftsmanship of a bygone era is evident. Docent guided tours are free.
Surrounding the California State Capitol Museum, Capitol Park is a quite retreat away from the city. Featuring lush landscaping and trees from around the world and various memorials, this park is great to an afternoon history lesson or a moment in the sunshine. The Civil War Memorial Grove was planted in 1897 with saplings from famous battlegrounds and honors those who served. Also located within the park is the life size statue of Father Junipero Serra and the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Surrounded by a lush green park, the Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento is an impressive display of neoclassical architecture. It serves as the political center of California, a symbol of the discourse and laws that shape the state and its inhabitants. Exhibits within the building's museum offer a thorough narrative of California history. It is a popular site among tourists, and it is not uncommon to witness wedding parties posing for pictures or locals enjoying picnics in the grassy areas around the building. Admission to the Capitol Building and its museum is free. Do call for information about tours, exhibits, and upcoming events at the Capitol.
A block from City Hall and Cesar Chavez Park, this building was renovated in 1992. This five story tall space complete with “Prismatic Coronas” a series of glass sculptures suspended from the ceiling and balconies is the centerpiece of a series of meeting spaces. The Sacramento Public Library also houses a vast fiction collection, non-fiction, magazines and a comprehensive Business Reference department. There is free Internet access at computers scattered throughout the four story main building.
The California Museum offers the history of the state in a dazzling array of high-tech, multimedia displays and exhibits. The museum makes the subject of history an entertaining treat for the entire family. It uses interactive displays (including holograms) to depict the "People, Place, Politics, and Promise of California" in its four main galleries. A highlight of the museum is the display of the original California Constitution.
Located next to Sutter's Fort, California State Indian Museum displays history from the Native American perspective. View intricately woven baskets, ceremonial dance regalia, sacred objects, headdresses, native instruments and other cultural items used by California's native people. Themes surrounding the natural world and its connection to the spiritual world add a rich contrast to the exhibits. Enjoy self-guided audio tours, which are activated by pushing indicated buttons.