The culture in Rancho Cordova offers visitors opportunities to explore its past and celebrate the creativity of the region. The Mills Station Arts & Culture Center (MACC) hosts rotating exhibits that feature local artists, culture, history, and social justice. If traveling as a family, the Sacramento Children’s Museum is a prime location for children to explore different aspects of music, art, science, culture, and many other interesting programs that aim to inspire and develop foundational skills.
"We are the only children museum in the community, and we do our best to showcase what the community has to offer," says Meghan Toland, Director of Museum Advancement. “It’s a great and essential stop for children of all ages because there are so many opportunities for engagement, play, and learning.”
To get a better idea of western expansion and the role it played in the United States, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is an excellent place to visit. It gives visitors an in-depth look into the gold-mining history and the process to which it developed, leading to one of the largest mass migrations in America. Visitors can even pan for gold and participate in tours of the park. Another great family destination is the California State Railroad Museum, which highlights rail development in the Golden State. The museum even offers the opportunity to ride along the Sacramento waterfront in a vintage steam or diesel train.
For a taste of the area’s art scene, look no further than the Harris Center for the Arts and the Crocker Museum. The Harris Center is an impressive three-stage facility dedicated to visual and performing arts, where you can catch music, dance, or theater. The Crocker Museum is one of the oldest public art museums in the west, and it is one of the finest in California with a variety of world art as well as historic art connected to the state.