CEDPA Conference Central
"Educating Ourselves For A Change"
The 37th Annual Conference
October 29-31, 1997
Radisson Hotel Sacramento · Sacramento, California
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Area Activities

State Capitol Building

CapitolThe Capitol was constructed in 1869. Following seven years of restoration, the Capitol has been returned to its grandeur of the 1900-1910 period. The first floor contains several museums including the Governor's Suite, Secretary of State, Attorney General and two Treasurer's offices. Tours are free, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and weekends 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Old Sacramento

Old TownThis is one of Sacramento's "must see" attractions. This historic site encompasses 28 acres of authentic reconstructed buildings dating back to the Gold Rush era. The site contains some of California's finest shops, museums, restaurants and galleries.

Sacramento Zoo

Sacramento ZooThis 15 acre zoo features over 500 animals in a park-like setting with rolling lawns, flower beds and huge 100 year old trees. Open Monday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sutter's Fort

Sutter's FortThis fort is the reconstructed site of the original settlement founded by Captain John A. Sutter in 1839. Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art MuseumBuilt in 1870 to 1874 for the private art collection of Judge Crocker, this Victorian mansion is the oldest art museum in the west. Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday. Open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Governor's Mansion

This regal 15 room Victorian (circa 1877) was home to 13 of California's governors until 1967. On the tour you'll see fourteen-foot ceilings, Oriental rugs, Italian marble fireplaces, chandeliers and French mirrors. Daily tours 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the hour. Adults $2, children $1, under six years free. Located at 16th and H Streets.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

This 77 acre nature sanctuary gives an up close look at the plants and animals of the American River Parkway. The center has live birds and animals, a 4,000 square foot exhibit room and nature trails. Located in Carmichael. Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free.

California State Railroad Museum

MuseumThis 100,000 square foot museum is the largest museum of its kind in North America, displaying 21 restored locomotives and cars plus 46 exhibits. Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For additional area attractions, see the "Explore Sacramento" page of Sacramento Valley Online. For more information about the Sacramento area, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau provides all you need to know about Sacramento, including information about the area's geography, climate and points of interest.

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