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Capitol Park, Sacramento

4.7
#2 of 16 in Parks in Sacramento
The California State Capitol is home to the government of California. The building houses the bicameral state legislature and the office of the governor.
Located in Sacramento, the Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park, which is framed by L Street to the north, N Street to the south, 10th Street to the west, and 15th Street to the east. The Capitol and grounds were listed on the office of the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974, with a re-dedication on January 9, 1982 to commemorate the close of the bicentennial restoration project.
ExteriorThe building is based on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The west facade ends in projecting bays, and a portico projects from the center of the building. At the base of the portico, seven granite archways brace and support the porch above. Eight fluted Corinthian columns line the portico. A cornice supports the pediment above depicting Minerva surrounded by Education, Justice, Industry and Mining.
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  • Sacramento is a very beautiful and well-kept city, which also reflects the government building and the park around it. Even in warm weather very suitable for walking. With the different trees, flowers and cacti you can also take some nice photos here.
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  • I really enjoyed walking around this sprawling park with various trees, flowers, fountains, and statues. Although this area has its fair share of homeless people, I felt perfectly safe walking around ...  more »
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  • Whether you're visiting Sacramento or a long time resident, the California State Capitol Park is well worth a visit. Winding paths take you through a forested park. Many of the trees are labeled so that you can learn more about them. Stop by the Vietnam war memorial and the nearby World Peace Rose Garden. Entry into the state capitol building is free and you can either take a tour or, as I prefer to do, wander on your own. Finish your visit with a meal at one of many nearby excellent restaurants.
  • The majestic California State Capitol is one of favorite places to take a walk after I finish working out. This place is surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. Great place for a wedding or to take pictures. It's a must see if you visit Sacramento.

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