Top 10 Things to do in Gold River, United States

December 4, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Gold River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California. The population was 7,812 at the 2010 census, down from 8,023 at the 2000 census. Gold River is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. With a median family income of over $117,000, Gold River is the highest-income place in Sacramento County.
Restaurants in Gold River

1. Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery

2001 Nimbus Rd, Gold River, CA 95670-4504 +1 916-358-2820
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery

Reviewed By SaraJL - Sacramento, CA

We love visiting the hatchery. The hatchery offers a free toddler story and craft time during the cooler months (too hot in summer). We love watching the fish jumping up the ladder during salmon season. It is so wonderful to have a great educational place for the family to come and learn about nature.

2. Effie Yeaw Nature Center

2850 San Lorenzo Way off Tarshes Drive, Carmichael, CA 95609 +1 916-489-4918
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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. Sacramento Children's Museum

2701 Prospect Park Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6406 +1 916-638-7225
Excellent
44%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Sacramento Children's Museum

Sacramento Children's Museum's opened our doors in 2011 with a mission is to spark a passion for life-long learning. We are accomplishing our mission by providing a place where children are encouraged to think for themselves, expand their problem-solving abilities through creative exploration, and exercise both their bodies and their minds. The Museum's hands-on environments provide children with a gateway for opening up their minds to developing new abilities, building confidence, and making connections between their dreams and real world experiences.

Reviewed By Kimberly H

The museum is small but highly interactive for the space. Best for ages 3-9 with the middle of that range being the best target for the activities. It has been awhile since I visited but when we went they had a wall of vacuum tubes that was very engaging for the older end, a glass wall in the art room where artist could put on a smock and decorate, then a squeegee would wipe it all down so they could paint another masterpiece! There was a water play area, a "supermarket" and "Home" for interactive play and other activities. It is a local gem.

4. Harris Center

10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630-6798 +1 916-608-6888
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 132 reviews

Harris Center

Reviewed By Russell H

The Harris Center is an incredible facility! The design, acoustics, and staff are amazing. Parking is easy and plentiful. Having attended musicals, plays, and concerts, the facility and performances are top tier.

5. Shadow Glen Riding Stables

4854 Main Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-6518 +1 916-989-1826
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Shadow Glen Riding Stables

We are offering horseback rental rides, horseback riding lessons, and horse boarding for Sacramento and the surrounding communities (including Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, & Elk Grove).

Reviewed By weyesowl - Galt, California

The paddocks had no shelters and they keep them locked, which would be unsafe for the horses in an emergency. For those reasons, I decided not to board my horses there.

6. Sacramento State Aquatic Center

1901 Hazel Ave, Gold River, CA 95670-4501 +1 916-278-2842
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Sacramento State Aquatic Center

Reviewed By Cristina J

The Sac State Aquatic Center is a great place to visit. One can rent waterboards, kayaks, etc.. The cool water feels especially refreshing on a hot Sacramento day. Life jackets are provided, which is all one really needs (besides a water bottle!). The bathrooms were maintained, which is always appreciated. I only wish there was more of a sandy area in which to let kids play and park a chair. However, most kids have fun and don't even notice!

7. American River Raft Rentals

11257 S Bridge St, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-3002 +1 888-338-7238
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

American River Raft Rentals

Reviewed By Adam C

Came here with my family over the weekend. We reserved a 6 person raft. It was smaller than I expected but we had only 5 people and one was a child so we had enough space.
The price was very reasonable. ~$120 for the whole thing, including shuttle tickets.

The check in process was efficient. We had to carry the raft from the rental down to the river, which was about a 5 - 10 min. walk. Getting it in the water was easy. Once we got down stream, the check out process was also straight forward.

Parking was a bit confusing at first as there wasn't a clear sign of entrance. Also, the bathroom situation wasn't great. But it is an outdoorsy place, so that's understandable.

8. Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630-2643 +1 916-351-3527
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Reviewed By deanosan48 - Pleasant Hill, California

Fun with Henry the bear was an excellent outing by having our young grandkids to enjoy with.
Unfortunately the zoo was in a repair condition and we didn’t get to see all of the animals however the reduced rate made it very bearable .

Will certainly return in the future

9. Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary

8201 Greenback Ln, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-2504 +1 916-969-1251
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary

Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary was established in 1965 by Foy Bryant. Situated on 49 acres distinguished by a well-kept lawn and a wonderful assortment of established trees, Mount Vernon provides a quiet place to honor the memory of your loved ones. As guests approach the main entrance, two large fountains, a statue of George Washington and a replica of the Liberty Bell welcome them. Our property also features a monument honoring those who were lost on September 11, 2001, a veterans garden including pillars and cannons, and our Four Gospels Garden featuring building-size mosaics. We were recognized as the Best Cemetery and Funeral Home in 2005 by the Sacramento Business Journal, and in 2008, we were voted Best of Citrus Heights for Funeral and Cremation services With our flower shop, mausoleum, cemetery, mortuary and crematory we have everything a family needs. A compassionate and caring staff offers pre-need counseling and planning. With a wide range of choices and prices, Mount Vernon also serves Catholic Cemeteries, as well as all others anywhere in the world. Our Cremation Memorial Gardens offer a tranquil setting for families and friends to gather, honor and reflect. Beautiful grounds feature flowing streams, elegant flower gardens, peaceful benches and scenic rock formations. All of these comforting, inspiring and fulfilling sites can be personalized, with a wide range of interment choices. Garden wall niches, scroll walls, boulder estates, urn gardens, granite columbaria, gazebo niches, companion Niches, memorial benches, family estates, ossuaries, flower gardens and memorial books are among the ways families and friends may be remembered. Cremation Memorial Gardens is a modern concept offering a sanctuary of comforting love. Our prestigious surroundings, coupled with our knowledgeable and caring staff, have made Mount Vernon the choice of families throughout the years. Today, we are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. As North America's premier provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.

Reviewed By gottagetgoing - Sacramento, CA

I have attended and/or officiated (through my work for a hospice) at many services at Mt Vernon, and find the staff there to be very helpful, accommodating, and appropriate to the circumstances. The Garden of Peace burial area for cremated remains is actually a pretty and peaceful spot for a service (they will set up chairs and shade tents) or visiting (trees and plantings all around). The large and small chapel areas are also quite nice, and much better than many other comparable local places. I've heard that their services are not inexpensive, but cannot speak to specifics. I would recommend it to families who are able to afford what they offer.

10. Monster Mini Golf

12401 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742-6416 +1 916-294-0000
Excellent
42%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Monster Mini Golf

Reviewed By Stephanie M - Sacramento, California

This course is in the Nimbus Winery complex along with the Old Spaghetti Factory and Brainy Zoo Toys (A fun place to check out while you're there.). It is completely indoors making it great for cold or rainy days. The course is fairly small, but fun. Wear some white to get the full effect of the black lights. For those with auditory sensitivity, the noise level may be overwhelming - a pair of ear plugs should help. There are bathroom facilities on site, an air hockey table and a small gift shop. Parking on site is plentiful.

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