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Top 7 attractions to explore in Sacramento County

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.

Attractions in Sacramento County

Aerospace Museum of California3200 Freedom Park Dr, McClellan Park, CA 95652, USA

Features displays of authentic military and civilian aircraft as well as space vehicle replicas.

California Automobile Museum2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA

Has a collection of over 150 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars and early models displayed throughout 72,000 square feet (6,700 m2) of museum space.

California State Railroad Museum125 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

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.

Crocker Art Museum216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River. The Museum holds one of the state's premier collections of Californian art. The museum contains American works dating from the Gold Rush to the present, European paintings and master drawings, one of the largest international ceramics collections in the U.S., and collections of Asian, African, and Oceanic art.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

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.

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

19th-century agricultural and trade colony. The fort was the first non-Indigenous community in the California Central Valley. The fort is famous for its association with the Donner Party, the California Gold Rush, and the formation of Sacramento. It is notable for its proximity to the end of the California Trail and Siskiyou Trails, which it served as a waystation

Map of attractions in Sacramento County