Sacramento Educational Attractions

By: Kris Koonar

Founded in the year 1849, the city of Sacramento is presently the oldest city in California. The city charter or municipal constitution and a government based on the City Council-City Manager system was voted for by its citizens in 1920. This is still enforced, but is now the capital of the state of California that has flourishing cities and unique communities. So because of this variety, there are plenty of attractions and this is what makes it difficult for tourists to decide upon the venues to be visited.

The oldest and most well known attraction is the Big Four Buildings named after the Californian railway industrys most prominent men Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker, Leland Stanford and Collis B. Huntington who later moved to the growing city of San Francisco. The Sacramento area is also known for its museums that are very educational and take the tourists for a walk through the past.

One such museum is California Military Museum, which is in honor of the Californians who fought in the Desert Storm and earlier wars like the Civil and World wars, even those in Korea and Vietnam. Another museum is the California State Railroad Museum that is a treat for tourists as it is the largest railway museum in the world. It covers an area of ten thousand square meters and has twenty-one locomotives, railway coaches that have been restored along with forty-six additional displays. The wagons on display are very beautiful to look at.

The most modern museum is the Sacramento History Center, which has four galleries, and begins with a film and followed by the usual tour. The next on this list of educational attraction is an imitation of the 1854 City Hall known as the Discovery Museum and has exhibits on science, technology, history etc. The Old Sacramento Historic District on 1102 Second Street spreads over ten and a half hectares the old town and has been restored to its old style, including the cobble streets and buggy rides provided for the old fashion effect.

Another attraction is the Vintage Villa that has been a place of residence for Californian Governors with the last being Ronald Reagan who was resided there from 1966 to 1975. The wonderful villa has Victorian style decor and was built in the year 1878. It was styled with Persian carpets, Italian marble places, 14ft ceilings and French designed mirrors.

The Old Harbor District in Sacramento was also being restored to look like it did in the bygone days. The history of this place is what attracts thousands of tourists here each year. The famous ship Delta King is a major attraction too. This ship used to transport 1000 passengers and nearly 2000 tones of cargo. During the war it was used as a hospital ship, but today it is used for entertainment purposes. It is also converted into a floating hotel that has twelve restaurants, forty-four cabins along with rooms for nearly 200 visitors. The ship also has a museum and a theater. Like these there are plenty of historic locations that attract thousands of tourists, schools and families to Sacramento.

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