Some things to do in Sacramento, California, include a trip to the Sacramento Zoo, a day at the Raging Waters water park or a visit to the Sacramento History Museum. The Sacramento History Museum gives visitors an insight into the local history of Sacramento, as well as its role in the wider context of California and America in general. It is also possible to take tours of the Old Sacramento Underground.
Past exhibits at the museum include a chronicle of the Californian Women's Rights Movement, the story of local beer production and the role of Sacramento residents in shaping the America of the late 1960s.
The Raging Waters water park is a popular choice among families and thrill-seekers. The park has over 25 attractions, including both slides and pools, as well as hundreds of assorted water activities to enjoy. The park also has a range of dining options.
Another popular attraction for families, the Sacramento Zoo, is open daily throughout the year, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas. It opened in 1927 as the William Land Park Zoo and has been expanding ever since, nowadays receiving around 50,000 schoolchildren each year. Some of the star attractions of the Sacramento Zoo have included its oldest residents; Herkimer the desert tortoise was born in the zoo's opening year, 1927, and Joey the chimpanzee turned 52 in 2015.