The Sacramento Zoo, located at William Land Park in Sacramento, California first opened its doors on June 2, 1927 with forty animals including raccoons, birds, monkeys and deer. It originally sat on only four point two acres of land but expanded to fourteen point three acres in the early 1960’s. At last count, in December of 2012, there were over five hundred animals on the property.
The first elephant was purchased as a result of a fund raiser in 1948. She was SUE (Sacramento Union Elephant) by two sisters who entered the name in a contest. SUE got a companion in 1955 who was named Winky.
When the Sacramento Zoo expanded, they added new habitats like an area for orangutans and grizzly bears. They only charged twenty-five cents for admission. They added a reptile house in 1970 along with a volunteer program who would lead tours around the zoo. They brought in a penguin habitat in 2007 and in 2009, they built a barn and yard for their giraffes. One of the biggest things to happen was in 2020 when their red panda gave birth to her second cub.
Today the zoo gets hundreds of visitors every year. Their General Admission is $17.50 with Senior Admission at $16.50 and Children ages 2-11 get in for $12.50 and under 2 they are free. They have over four thousand five hundred Google reviews with a four-point-three-star rating.
Located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park in Sacramento, California is the California State Railroad Museum. The museum showcases twenty-one restored rails cars and locomotives which can be traced back to 1862.
Many of the features at the California State Railroad Museum show the history of the railroads and their influence on how they changed the way people got around in America. They feature several displays that are changed out periodically in the roundhouse portion of the museum. There is an educational arm that teaches elementary students about the history the railroads by using re-enactments and their tour guides wear historical costumes.
The Sacramento Southern Railroad is open from April through October offering a forty-minute ride that goes along the Sacramento River. They almost have four thousand online reviews giving them a four-point-eight-star rating.
The California Auto Museum is located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, California. It is in a seventy-two thousand square foot building and house over one hundred and fifty race cars, early model cars, classic cars and muscle cars. It was established in 1983 and first opened their doors to the public in 1987. Back then it housed the largest collection of Ford automobiles in the world. It wasn’t until 2009 they started displaying all different manufacturers of automobiles.
The California Vehicle Association owns about forty percent of the vehicles on display at the California Auto Museum and the rest are on loan form private parties. That makes it interesting because they terms of the display are different on each privately held vehicle so the displays are constantly changing.
Their special exhibitions are popular like the one that displays only pickup trucks back in 2016. They may have only one hundred and sixty-five posts on the internet but they draw a strong four-point-six-star rating.
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