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Too dependent on your guide.

Better things to see in Sacramento. Cannot reccomend for local folk or visitors from other locales... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Don S
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California
Not What You'd Expect.

OK. So it's just a place where water gets sucked into the city's water system. But, there is a... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
TwentyFifthInfantry
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Sacramento, California
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28 Dec 2016
“Too dependent on your guide.”
16 Oct 2016
“Not What You'd Expect.”
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Jibboom Street, Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Better things to see in Sacramento. Cannot reccomend for local folk or visitors from other locales. Candidly it seems a "thirsty" boring attraction. I advise against spending your investment of time for the return.

Thank Don S
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

OK. So it's just a place where water gets sucked into the city's water system. But, there is a little more. They could have just put up a concrete box, but they didn't. It's actually little piece of architectural art. Plus there is a little...More

Thank TwentyFifthInfantry
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

It's free, and a great spot to pop over to for a great view. Easy acess from anywhere in the area, and free parking.

Thank gtaylor666
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

close to downtown, a nice place to contemplate your next vacation or upcoming baseball season If you are bike riding very close to Old Town and Discovery Park.

Thank barongruda
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Thank you Sacramento for making this a public place. It is an excellent way to get out on the water without a boat. The intake building is out in the river channel and you can walk out on it like a pier.

2  Thank watchman01
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

This one is just a go by and look, done in a few minutes. Still cool to see. One can see the large pumps where the water is sucked out of the river for the Sacramento water supply.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

If you are into the bike trails - this is a great place to stop and take a rest. Nice view of the river - peaceful and serene.

Thank Lesley C
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

You would never know what this place is...ultra modern steel/glass architecture - a lot of glass to see the generators at work...like looking through a glass wall in a small brew house. Good walking trail along the river or drive to it..you can see it...More

3  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

The City's new intake is architecturally intriguing -- a dragonfly theme. From the intake in the Sacramento River, one can look north to the confluence of the Sac and the American Rivers, often littered with boats. The historic diversion facility is also upstream. Look south...More

1  Thank RiverReader
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Reviewed 11 September 2009

This location is a point of ethereal dynamic stability-- a focal point whereat the ssolidity of reality is afloat on the surface of the fluidity of unreality. A fine place for a picnic lunch, take some pictures, or truck down into Old Sac for a...More

1  Thank SacramentoTurkeyman
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