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Sacramento, California Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Sacramento and the surrounding area. The state capital sits at the confluence of the American and the Sacramento Rivers, and also at a crossroads of Gold Rush history and modern political nation stirring. Public art shares the cityscape with cheesy relics from roadside days of yore. The Old Sacramento Historic District is haunted, of course. Plenty to see. If the levees hold!

Folsom Prison Museum

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Ken Fox's Great Statues of Auburn

    Ken Fox's Great Statues of Auburn

    Auburn, California

    Concrete colossi built by Auburn dentist-sculptor Ken Fox.

  • The Coolie - Ken Fox Statue

    The Coolie - Ken Fox Statue

    Auburn, California

    Dentist Ken Fox sculpted this large statue of a Chinese laborer.

  • Toad Hollow - Tunnel for Toad Traffic

    Toad Hollow - Tunnel for Toad Traffic

    Davis, California

    The city of Davis built special tunnels so toads wouldn't be squished crossing the highway.

  • Folsom Prison Museum

    Folsom Prison Museum

    Folsom, California

    This collection of penal artifacts stands just outside of the prison itself, and is still fascinating to Johnny Cash fans. Currently closed. Reopening date uncertain.

  • Foster's Bighorn - 300 Heads

    Foster's Bighorn - 300 Heads

    Rio Vista, California

    Foster's Bighorn Bar and Restaurant, established in 1931 as a trophy haven where the public could view the animals of the world.

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