10 Things to Do in North Highlands That You Shouldn't Miss

August 9, 2017 Chanda Heide

North Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 42,694 at the 2010 census, down from 44,187 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in North Highlands

1. California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204 +1 916-323-9280
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5 based on 2 reviews

California State Railroad Museum

North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.

Reviewed By Peter9383 - Placerville, California

Visited with three generations of family and there is something for everyone. The layout makes it easy to immerse yourself in the displays and if a great way to learn more about how important the railroads helped shape this country.

2. Effie Yeaw Nature Center

2850 San Lorenzo Way off Tarshes Drive, Carmichael, CA 95609 +1 916-489-4918
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5 based on 71 reviews

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Reviewed By Bokehfoto - Northern Cali

Effie yeaw is a wonderful place to reconnect with nature. With helpful and friendly staff in the visitors center you will soon be on your way to having a great day.

3. Aerospace Museum of California

3200 Freedom Park Dr, McClellan Air Force Base, North Highlands, CA 95652-2450 +1 916-643-3192
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Aerospace Museum of California

Come experience aviation and aerospace history in an interactive setting. With an airpark and rotating exhibits, your family can engage with our STEAM activities for all ages and let your imagination soar!

Reviewed By MCKWCK

Indoor area has numerous displays relating to aircraft and aerospace including a large section devoted to Leonardo Da Vinci which was very informative. Outdoors are several historic aircraft, mostly military, some of which you can go in to, giving a good perspective of what aviators had to deal with in years past. $15 entry fee seems a bit high, but there are some discounts for seniors, students, military.

4. Cherry Island Golf Course

2360 Elverta Rd, Elverta, CA 95626-9734 +1 916-991-7293
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

We are a 18 hole Championship style golf course located 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento. A par 72 course that is over 6200 from the blue tee boxes. We offer a challenging experience for both the experienced or new golfer. After the round go to our wonderful Bar and Grill for a meal or beverage.

Reviewed By Michelelabelle - Sacramento, California

Cherry Island Golf Course is a bit of an oddball layout, and it can be a difficult course to follow for first- time players. On weekends it is very slow. But the course is well maintained and for those who want to try it all and at a reasonable Crist, Cherry Island should make the list.

5. Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814-5399 +1 916-808-7000
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4.5 based on 944 reviews

Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is CLOSED every Monday.

Reviewed By Ellen B

Great museum! very educational staff. Awesome evenings.You can get an evening classes and tours. Great parking.

6. Antique Trove

236 Harding Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678-2404 +1 916-786-2777
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Antique Trove

Antique Trove of Roseville, Northern California's grandest display of rare and vintage antiques and collectibles, is sure to inspire your creativity through distinctive and timeless pieces handsomely presented in 40,000 square feet of unique vignettes with over 250 distinctive shop owners, you're sure to find unique items and creative ideas to enhance your personal spaces. Outside, we proudly present our Garden Terrace's Antique Village in over 10,000 square feet of outdoor shopping. Stroll through an eclectic collection of individual shops featuring everything from rustic iron, stoneware, metal sculptures, architecturals, garden furniture, salvage decor, as well as some unexpected one-of-a-kind items.Antique Trove is your ultimate source for repurposing and upcycling antique collectibles and vintage decor. Express your individuality without the carbon footprint and come experience a "world of treasures from across the globe".

Reviewed By porsche74s - Granite Bay, California

The Trove has been an institution in Roseville for a number of years, and it's always an interesting place to wander around. It doesn't have exclusively true antiques any more, it's more collectibles, and much of what's offered appears to have been rounded up at yard sales. That doesn't mean it's junk, but the vast majority of what's on offer is not rare or really old. The items that I personally collect (American Art Pottery and various US produced glass) are difficult to find here anymore, and if they do appear they're usually overpriced by quite a bit. I sure wouldn't say this is a bargain hunter's paradise, but there are some unusual things including in the outdoor area where good buys can be found on old lawn furniture and larger items like fence gates and trellis and lawn furniture made of metal. Our last purchase here was a white metal lawn chair that weighs about 100 lbs. and still graces the entry patio at our home. If you want to kill a little time this is a good place to do it.

7. Ancil Hoffman Golf Course

6700 Tarshes Dr, Carmichael, CA 95608-5398 +1 916-575-4653
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Ancil Hoffman Golf Course

This 6,794-yard, 18-hole championship course has been designated in the top 75 public golf facilities by Golf Digest.

Reviewed By HEC140 - Sacramento, California

Hoffman has been a favorite of mine for decades.Until I joined Del Paso CC, I played it regularly. Had occasion to return today due to aeration at my home course. Hoffman is in wonderful shape. Fairways are great and greens excellent- fast and true! What a gem for a county course and for $26 for seniors. Only weakness is its bunkers- dirt not sand. A Marshall patrols for slow play. The routing has always been fun and creative. Just stay out of the trees!
Staff in proshop is pleasant as is the starter.
I just cannot say too much about the condition of the course complete with two fawns and doe on the 8th hole who paid little attention to the golfers. They seem to have chased away the geese that were there on my last visit.

8. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

1017 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3806 +1 916-444-3071
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4.5 based on 235 reviews

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Reviewed By Sightsee_Eat - Worthington, Ohio

We admired the beauty of this impressive building built 1887-89, of course notable for being a bricks and mortar image of the namesake of Sacramento. After visiting San Antonio, I was prompted to start reading James Michener's book Texas, which depicts the part religion played in the Mexico territory that became the western US. Catholicism was the mandated religion, and brave Methodist preachers' brought evangelicalism.

9. California State Capitol Museum

1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905 +1 916-324-0333
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

California State Capitol Museum

This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is home to the California Legislature and houses a public museum and a surrounding garden. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Reviewed By janel m - Madison, Wisconsin

On our recent visit to Sacramento, we were rather impressed by the California State Capitol building and grounds. We didn't opt for the guided tour; instead we followed the map and guide we got at the information desk. We thoroughly enjoyed peering into the rooms in the "museum" in the basement that re-created the offices circa the 1800s and early 1900s. We were fortunate to be able to catch the transportation-themed temporary exhibit -- though we aren't Californians, we enjoyed tracing the history of the automobile and highways in California. Unfortunately, we visited on a Saturday and the legislature was not in session and not all areas in the building were accessible. Nevertheless, the capitol building is worth the stop. Remember to catch all the portraits of all the governors throughout the building. The state capitol has no admission fee, but be prepared to enter through metal detectors.

10. Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, California, Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916-324-0575
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4.5 based on 199 reviews

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Reviewed By TravelingDad84 - Roseville, California

Stumbled on this by chance today. New to the area and we were exploring downtown Christmas Eve. Took the hour tour. Well worth it and free! Learned so much. The tour guide, forgot his name, was fantastic. If you’re in he area give it a go. The kids loved it too.

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