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Swing with the Monkeys in your Sacramento Airport Car Rental

The city of Sacramento was named by TIME Magazine as “America’s Most Diverse City.” Located at the intersection of the Sacramento River and the American River, the city is home to a variety of sights and sounds. While you drive your Sacramento Airport rental car around the city, you might want to enjoy some of the nearby attractions, including the Sacramento Zoo, the California State Capitol Museum or the Crocker Art Museum.

Sacramento Zoo
If hanging with the monkeys sounds like a good way to spend the afternoon, take a drive over the Sacramento Zoo in your Sacramento Airport rental car. Located in William Land Park, at Land Park Drive and 16th Avenue in Sacramento, the zoo offers visitors the chance to view over 500 different species of animals. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the zoo features a variety of exhibits, including a new river otter exhibit, complete with glass that allows visitors to get up close and personal with the otters, along with a Small African Animal House.

California State Capitol Museum
For a taste of Sacramento history, stop by the California State Capitol Museum, located at 1315 10th Street in downtown Sacramento. Be sure pack your camera in your Thrifty rental car to capture the stunning architecture and rich history of California’s working seat of government. The building has been part of the California state park system since 1982 and hosts thousands of visitors every year. Inside the heart of the Capitol Museum can be found the original section of the building. Take a look at the tour office, a small theater showing several short films on the history of the Capitol. Other sections include a gift shop, the Arthur Mathews mural, the "History of California," restored historic offices of the Secretary of State, Treasurer and Governor of California, as well as two rotating exhibit rooms. It’s hard to miss the marble statue depicting "Columbus' Last Appeal to Queen Isabella" in the center of the rotunda.