In the March 2012 issue of RV Life there is an article on the “new” underground tours in Old Sacramento. You can view the article here.
There is much more to see and do in Old Sac in addition to the underground tour. Let’s take a look at some of the other points of interest:
Since Sacramento was the western terminus of the first transcontinental railroad, it is only fitting that there would be a first class railroad museum. Opened to the public in 1976, the California State Railroad Museum complex ranks as one of Sacramento’s largest and most popular visitor destinations. Over half a million visit the Museum annually, with guests traveling from across the globe to experience this renowned facility.
Sacramento was also the western terminus for the short lived Pony Express postal system.A 15-foot, bronze statue commemorates the 1,966-mile mail run from Sacramento to St. Joseph, Missouri. The saddle pounding relay took less than 10 days to ride. The Pony Express is also commemorated in the Wells Fargo History Museum located kitty corner to the Pony Express statue.
The very interesting Sacramento History Museum is housed in a beautiful reproduction of the 1854 City Hall and Waterworks. The museum’s mission is to explore, interpret and display the region’s history from before the Gold Rush days to the present. Sacramento’s diverse, and at times dramatic, history unfolds as you walk through each of the museums extensive galleries.
RV parking is very limited around Old Sacramento. We stayed at the nearby Cal Expo RV Park and drove our tow vehicle into Old Sacramento. Navigating a large RV into Old Sac is an adventure in RVing I don’t want to experience!
Be sure to include Old Sacramento on your next trip through the Californian Capital.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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