California State Capitol
- Make sure to get a picture with the giant bronze grizzly bear in front of my office.
- You can get a free copy of the California constitution... just ask for one! They keep them in stock to give out on request.
- Did you know? Washington's portrait in the Senate Chamber is the oldest artifact in the Capitol. It's a copy of Gilbert Stuart's portrait (which appears on the $1 bill) painted by his daughter, Jane.
- This place has metal detectors. Don't try to sneak in guns and knives
- Don't try to use the enormous doors on the front of the building. They won't open and you will look foolish.
- The tour is free and very interesting!
- The shadow boxes of the counties are interesting to look at.
- The large bronze state seal located in front of the west entrance was made by inmates at nearby San Quentin State prison.
- Visit the grave of Senator Capitol Kitty, a feral cat who lived at the state capitol for 13 years, and was featured in the children's book written by former First Lady Sharon Davis.
- Definitely join a tour--a lot of historical information.
- Great walk. Very picturesque!
- Bring the best camera you own!
- What's good? The Honorable Senator Mimi Walters! She's what's good!
- The rectangle block around the Capitol is great for runs and exactly 1 mile around.
- Great park outside for running.
- The coolest Circus EVER!... Bring your kids...
- Take the tour..its great
- Smells like cigars and cigarettes here today. You'd think Arnie still worked here.
- Each county has a display panel inside the capitol building very cool!
- Tours are great