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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
California Automobile Museum
California Automobile Museum

(916) 442-6802

2200 Front St
Sacramento, CA 95818   Directions Website

"Experience Automotive Evolution" at the California Automobile Museum located in Sacramento. Cruise around and learn the history of the development of the automobile set in eye-catching displays. Attendees learn the stories behind exhibits like The Politician and the Pop Princess, Going Green and American Muscle. Events have included classic movies, auctions and concerts.

California State Capitol Museum
California State Capitol Museum

(916) 324-0333

1315 10th St
Sacramento, CA 95814   Directions Website

History lives on at the California State Capitol Museum, Sacramento's architectural masterpiece and symbolic story teller of the great state. History buffs and the politically inclined can watch the legislative process in action and view famous Hollywood governors' portraits and their historic chambers. History buffs will appreciate this attraction.

California State Railroad Museum
California State Railroad Museum

(916) 445-6645

111 I St
Sacramento, CA 95814   Directions Website

Pay homage to the first American transcontinental railroad at Sacramento's California State Railroad Museum. Discover vintage railroad locomotives, cars and other equipment. Peek over the counter at the Station Master's ticket office and stand in the waiting area where you'll think you're boarding the next steam horse.

Crocker Art Museum
Crocker Art Museum

(916) 808-7000

216 O St
Sacramento, CA 95814   Directions Website

Art lovers, this city has got an attraction for you. Explore Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum to discover California art collections from statehood to the present and collections representing African and Oceanic Art, Asian Art and European Art. Duck into Crocker Café for a bite to eat. Shop the museum store for an artistic souvenir guaranteed not to break the bank!

State Indian Museum
State Indian Museum

(916) 324-0971

2618 K St
Sacramento, CA 95814   Directions Website

Get an in-depth view of California Indian culture at the State Indian Museum. The museum showcases the history of the state's earliest inhabitants, Native American arts and crafts, and how the gold rush changed their lives. You can try your hand at using Indian tools, shop for Native-made jewelry, hand-crafted dolls and California Indian books.

Sutter's Fort
Sutter's Fort

(916) 445-4422

2701 L St
Sacramento, CA 95816   Directions Website

Walk a mile in the John Sutter's shoes at the Sutter's Fort: Sacramento's Gold Mine of State History. Step into the Living History Days and Pioneer Demonstration exhibits to travel back in time to the gold rush days where you'll see period clothing, real cannons, a trading post and an immigrant refuge town, among other attractions.

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