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Museums in Sacramento

Aug 17, 2007
Sacramento is a culturally rich city and has a glorious past. Apart from being a hot favorite among the local people, the city attracts the rich and famous from neighboring countries as well. Sacramento promises its affluent visitors a vacation of a lifetime, on account of its musical heritage, exquisite events and fine dining experience. However, Sacramento is better known for its variety of museums that appeal to the aesthetic tastes of the wealthy visitors.

The California State Railroad Museum is one of the most famous museums in Sacramento, well known for its exhibits and display of restored trains and other artifacts. They demonstrate the fascinating rail history that captures the interest of the young and old alike. Through its fun filled activities offered year round, visitors get the opportunity to explore and rediscover the magic of the railway. This museum is extremely popular with the younger generation, due to its thrilling train rides, frequently changing exhibits and special events.

The special events include seasonal events like the Train Time for Santa held during the Thanksgiving weekend and the occasional Rail Fairs. The exhibits in the museum cover a broad range of topics. In spite of having been to the best places in the world, the elite crowd cannot deny the distinctiveness of the train rides offered at this particular museum. The train ride is six-mile long and promises forty minutes of fun and excitement.

Discovery Museum's Gold Rush History Center takes its visitors back in time, to the early 1800s, to relive the Gold rush era. Old exhibits illustrate the details of the lifestyles of the typical miners at that time. After the renovation of the Gold Gallery, the museum now boasts of an extensive exhibit The Lure of Gold, depicting the history and science of gold. Another major attraction of the museum is a hard rock simulated mineshaft that allows visitors to discover the history, technology and other features involved in gold mining.

State Indian Museum is situated in downtown Sacramento, on the grounds of the Sutters Fort. The museum showcases some of the finest artifacts and exhibits, which depict the culture of the early inhabitants of California. Before the arrival of the first Europeans, California was occupied by a large number of Native Americans, divided into more than 150 tribal groups.

Typically, the museum displays artifacts that include beadwork, clothes and basketry that amply highlight the Native American traditions. The affluent crowds are specially impressed by the display on Ishi, the last Yahi Indian who managed to conceal his identity from the western people. He was finally discovered in the northern parts of California in the year 1911. Another lure to the State Indian Museum is the series of events it hosts all year round.

The Old Sacramento State Historic Park includes the commercial structures that existed in the early Gold Rush period. Structures include the 1849 Eagle Theatre, the 1855 Big Four Building and the 1853 B.F. Hastings Building.

Other museums that are of special interest to the affluent class include Discovery Museum's Science & Space Center, Crocker Art Museum, Governors Mansion State Historic Park, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum and Towe Auto Museum. All museums and historical landmarks in Sacramento are a manifestation of its golden history and offer an insight into its rich cultural heritage.
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