What Are Some Popular Attractions Located in the California Valley Region?

Some popular attractions in the California's Central Valley region include the Sacramento RiverTrain, the California Living Museum and the Bakersfield Museum of Art. Visitors can get into the outdoors by rafting down Stanislaus River and exploring the Chaffee Zoological Gardens.

The Sacramento RiverTrain, with its restored antique cars, is part historical artifact and part adventure. It travels 33 miles along the valley, offering a tour of the area as well as in-car entertainment and gourmet food. Visitors can choose between the Great Train Robbery, Murder Mystery, Old Vine express and Sunset Dinner trips, each of which offers a different experience. For instance, the Murder Mystery includes an interactive murder mystery, a tour of the valley over a three-hour period and a three-course meal.

The California Living Museum features a 14-acre zoo that takes in injured wildlife and also features plant exhibits. Another animal-based attraction is the Chaffee Zoological Gardens, a zoo that contains over 100 species of animals ranging from Malayan tigers and fennec foxes to keel-billed toucans. Art enthusiasts can browse the collections exhibited at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, a 17,000-square-foot building that celebrates artists from the Central Valley region. For more local history, tourists can go the Haggin Museum and Kern County Museum to see the development of the area over time.