Discovery Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
1600 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833, USA
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About Discovery Park
This is a 275-acre park located at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers off Interstate 5 at the Richards Boulevard or Garden Highway exits. Activity areas include boating, fishing, group picnics, multi-use field areas, archery range and a variety of trails for horses, biking and hiking.
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The I Street Bridge is a historic metal truss swing bridge which crosses the Sacramento River to link the capital city of Sacramento, California, with Yolo County to the west. Built in 1911, this historic bridge has a vertical clearance of 14 feet 8 inches and was originally part of State Route 16. It also carries two walkways; one on either side of the roadway.
The museum features 21 restored locomotives and railroad cars, some dating back to 1862. Other exhibits show how the influence of railroads changed American society, influencing travel, commerce and daily life, as well as the lives of railroaders and the diversity of people who work on railroads.
Sacramento History Museum is the only museum devoted to Sacramento, California and California Gold Rush history. It features exhibits that showcase Sacramento's vibrant history, including the great Gold Rush of 1849. Located in the replicated 1854 City Hall and Waterworks Building, the History Center houses thousands of historical artifacts and several hands-on activity stations for your children or grandchildren.
Occupies around one third of the property within the Old Sacramento Historic District. Virtually all the buildings in this area date from the 19th century, the most notable dating back to the period immediately after the disastrous fire of 1852. Most of these buildings now houss restaurants, gift shops, or other businesses catering to tourists.
The American River Parkway is a 32-mile parkway that runs along the American River throughout Sacramento County, California and consists of many smaller parks and boat launching points.
This is a vertical lift bridge across the Sacramento River, linking West Sacramento in Yolo County to the west, with the capital of California. It was previously a part of U.S. Route 40 until that highway was truncated to east of Salt Lake City as well as US Route 99W, which served the western portion of the Sacramento Valley from Sacramento to Red Bluff.
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Its county seat is Sacramento, which has been the state capital of California since 1854. Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River, including Suisun Bay, north to about ten miles (16 km) beyond the State Capitol and east into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The southernmost portion of Sacramento County has direct access to San Francisco Bay.