Comfort Inn & Suites Near Folsom Lake
12249 Folsom Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Phone: (916) 351-1213
Fax: (916) 351-1817
12249 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA, US, 95742
- Phone: (916) 351-1213
- Fax: (916) 351-1817
The old Folsom Powerhouse on the American River has changed little since its completion in 1869. Built by H.P. Livermore, the two-story Tennessee marble structure still has its original generators, transformers and switchboards. When the powerhouse was in operation, the transformers delivered from 800-11,000 volts of electricity 22 miles downstream to Sacramento. Today, visitors can view all of the old works including the canal system, which channeled water from the dam.
Make Folsom City Lions Park your Sunday haunt if you like to enjoy a nice game of baseball with friends and family. Take your loved ones to this scenic park and see their faces light up with joy! Host an intimate picnic for your loved ones or simply lounge around the park or grill a steak as you have some unadulterated fun at this park. Don't miss the lively Folsom Renaissance Faire while in the city. Call the Department of Parks and Recreation for more details.
With over 50 parks in the city, Rodeo Park is a great place to experience Folsom’s outdoor landscape. Unwind at a picnic spot and take in the scenic views of the lake and surrounding greenery. Sports enthusiasts can work up a sweat at their baseball diamonds and soccer courts. It also houses the Dan Russell Rodeo Arena which plays host to myriad events throughout the year.
Since 1963, when a badly burned bear was taken in and cared for by the city government, the Folsom Zoo has grown by leaps and bounds. It now provides a home for animals that no one else wants. Wild animals include bobcats, cougars, bears, coyotes, raccoons, elk and a few exotics. Domestic animals include livestock such as sheep, goats, chickens and horses. The mission of the zoo, in addition to helping the animals, is educational. First Tuesday of every month is half off the admission.
When country singer Johnny Cash sang "Folsom Prison Blues," America became familiar with this rough granite-walled state penitentiary. The prison was built in 1880 to handle the overload from San Quentin. Tours of the prison are not offered; however, the displays in the museum offer a realistic view of what life is like on the inside. Especially frightening is the display of weapons prisoners have made from everyday items. You can purchase crafts and other items made by prisoners. Admission is USD2 for persons age 12 and up.
A mere half-hour drive east of downtown Sacramento, this natural oasis is a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle. The kids can go swimming in the warm waters of Folsom Lake under the watchful eyes of lifeguards, while you can relax in the sun on one of the three beaches. The picnic areas have barbecue pits, covered tables and plenty of nearby restrooms. If you forgot to bring your picnic lunch, there is a snack bar offering a variety food items and drinks.
The region of Citrus Heights in the U.S. State of California is swanked by a marvelous botanical garden site in the form of the Rusch Botanical Gardens. The gardens were originally laid in 1916. The collections in the garden are distinctive, and more so due to the seven seven biomes of California that feature the herb, rose, citrus along with African plants. Spread over a land area of 2 acres (8,000 square meters), the gardens are visually enticing and a magnificent sightseeing avenue for all ages.
Fun is what this attraction has to offer, with a variety of activities for all ages. You can play miniature golf on one or both of the Scandinavian-themed 18-hole golf courses. If you enjoy batting or want to practice your swing, this is the place for you. You can also test your skills behind the wheel of an Indy car or bumper boats.
Within a short walk from the Roseville Amtrak station, Royer Park is a family park which offers something for everyone. The park comprises walking and jogging tracks, a baseball field, tennis courts, a basketball court and a large picnic area. And that's not all, as the park also hosts concerts and other cultural events during summers. Built in 1938, this green spot is a perfect place for leisurely and recreational activities.
This fun place has two 18-hole miniature golf courses, a 5,000-square-foot laser tag arena, more than 200 arcade games and a water park. The water-park has an adventure island, a wave pool, a lazy river and eight slide towers. The park does not permit outside food or drinks. It does have a pizza kitchen and snack bars serving a variety of foods and drinks.
A part of the Folsom Lake Recreation Area, the Granite Bay is a safe waterfront for day outings. Lifeguard services on the well-maintained sandy beach are available making swimming safe. Barbecue pits, shady and grassy areas make it a picnic spot with many activities like swimming, boating, fishing and beach games. A mobile snack bar too is available at the bay.
Coloma town forms most of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The park has a monument that pays tribute to James Wilson Marshall who is credited with unearthing gold in California. Artifacts in the Gold Discovery Museum and the buildings in the park are remnants from the times of the Gold Rush.