12 Best Things to Do in Roseville, California
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Originally established as Rose Township in 1850, Roseville was a predominantly farming community until 1948 when it became a village. Named after Issac Rose, one of the first settlers in Roseville, the now thriving community is renowned for being the commercial and retail hub of the region, with the Rosedale Center being one of the largest regional shopping centers in the market. The town also features other attractions such as the Maidu Museum & Historic Site, which tells the story about the Maidu peoples; Roseville Golfland-Sunsplash which offers miniature golf and water-based rides and slides for the whole family; and plenty of outdoor recreation such as the Miner's Ravine Bike and Walking Trail.

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» Miner's Ravine Bike and Walking Trail

Miner's Ravine Bike and Walking Trail
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The Miner's Ravine Bike and Walking Trail is an 8.4-mile out-and-back trail in the middle of Roseville along the western boundary of the Sierra Nevada. Accessible year-round and open to dogs on leashes, the popular trail has over 30 miles of paved dual use for bikers and walkers and forms part of the Dry Creek watershed, traversing miles of open space that is rich with history, native flora, and fauna. Named for the gold mining activities in the ravine just after the 1849 Gold Rush when miners used to sift for gold in the stream at the bottom of the gorge, the Miner's Ravine Trail is packed with a diverse variety of fauna and flora, including 50 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, and some 200 species of birds that live or migrate through the Dry Creek watershed.

Roseville, CA 95678

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» Antique Trove

Antique Trove
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Established in 1989, Antique Trove is market in the heart of Roseville that sells rare and vintage antiques and collectibles. Boasting over 40,000 square feet of space with unique vignettes and more than 250 distinctive shop owners, Antique Trove is also home to the Garden Terrace which has over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space and offers a new experience in outdoor shopping. The outdoor antique village features over 35 individual shops selling a wide variety of home décor such as garden furniture, rustic iron, metal sculptures, stoneware, salvage décor, and other one-of-a-kind items. A magnificent oak tree accents the Garden Terrace, creating a tranquil and shady environment in which to shop for that unique treasure.

236 Harding Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: 916-786-2777

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» Roseville Golfland Sunsplash

Roseville Golfland Sunsplash
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Roseville Golfland-Sunsplash is part of a family-friendly amusement chain that features a wealth of exciting rides, slides and thrilling attractions for visitors of all ages. Separated into two separate parks, namely Golfland and Sunsplash, the park has been providing entertainment for families since the mid-1980s. Golfland features three miniature golf courses, a games arcade, a go-cart track, bumper boats, and a casual pizza restaurant, and is open year-round, while Sunsplash features 29 water-based attractions and is open during the summer months. Private cabanas can be rented for the day, and there are several food concessions selling a variety of food and drinks.

1893 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA 95661, Phone: 916-784-1273

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» Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Maidu Museum & Historic Site
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The Maidu Museum & Historic Site is museum and interpretive center dedicated to educating the public about the rich culture and history of the Maidu peoples. Located at an ancient site where Nisenan Maidu families lived for more than 3,000 years, which features rock art, petroglyphs on sandstone boulders, and hundreds of bedrock mortar holes, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum boasts an array of interpretive exhibits, multi-media presentations, displays, and educational programs and hosts a variety of unique functions and events throughout the year. The Maidu Museum Gift Shop sells a variety of books, minerals, arrowheads, Native Californians handmade jewelry, cultural artifacts, and nature-related items.

1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, CA 95661, Phone: 916-774-5934

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» Blue Line Arts

Blue Line Arts
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Blue Line Arts is a state-of-the-art gallery that showcases the works of regional and national artists and provides flexible, exhibition space for a variety of performances such as musical recitals, lectures and symposiums, demonstrations, and private events and functions. Established over 50 years ago with the aim of providing accessible arts education and showcasing renowned and up-and-coming artists, the 5,000 square-foot facility celebrates the creative community with art and creative fun. Blue Line Arts host several educational programs for adults and children, as well as an SCG ART program, Talk Tour Create and offers a Wanish scholarship for budding artists.

405 Vernon St #100, Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: 916-783-4117

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» Roseville Utility Exploration Center

Roseville Utility Exploration Center
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The Roseville Utility Exploration Center is a one-of-a-kind learning center that explores the resources of water-use efficiency, energy conservation, watershed protection, recycled water, and wastewater management engagingly. The center features an exhibit hall with a variety of interactive and informative displays about the various fields of resources and offers green living workshops for visitors to learn more about the importance of these assets in everyday life. The learning center is also home to several creative exhibits on sustainability topics such as energy and water conservation and hosts several community events throughout the year.

1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747, Phone: 916-746-1550

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» Roseville Telephone Museum

Roseville Telephone Museum
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The Roseville Telephone Museum is dedicated to chronicling and celebrating the history of communications technology in Roseville and around the world. The 4,500 square-foot museum boasts one of the most extensive collections of antique telephones and communications-related artifacts in the country and visitors can learn more about collection through a team of museum docents who are passionate about telephone history. The Roseville Telephone Company was founded by William Doyle in 1914 during an era that was rich in technological advances and in 1989 the museum was established to preserve and display how the communications industry has changed over the decades.

106 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: 916-786-1621

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» Carnegie Library Historical Museum

Carnegie Library Historical Museum
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The Carnegie Library Historical Museum is a newly renovated history museum that is dedicated to showcasing the history of Roseville. Once a library, the museum features 16 informative displays about the history and heritage of the town and features a new children's area where young visitors can learn about history through play. The museum’s collection of artifacts includes an entire room dedicated to training displays, along with historical musical instruments, a small military display, kitchen appliances, and tools and medical devices. The museum also features maps of early Roseville, and many other period pieces relating to Roseville history.

557 Lincoln Street, Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: 916-773-3003

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» Four Sisters Cafe

Four Sisters Cafe
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The Four Sisters Café is a classic counter-serve American diner that serves breakfast and lunch in a contemporary booth-style setting. A local favorite spot for both locals and visitors alike, the café serves delicious homemade meals prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and served by friendly staff in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The menu features breakfast regulars like omelets, egg dishes, pancakes, corned beef hash, and sausages, while lunch offerings include salads, sandwiches, soups, and burgers. The Four Sisters Café is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.

9050 Fairway Dr #165, Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: 916-797-0770

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» Fat's Asia Bistro - Roseville

Fat's Asia Bistro - Roseville
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Fat's Asia Bistro is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves an expansive menu of Asian dishes in an airy indoor space with palm-tree décor and an outdoor patio. The light and airy décor is matched by the menu, which features delicious Asian dishes such as panko-crusted calamari, wonton soup, chicken satay, ahi poke cups, chow men dishes, steak, chicken, and duck dishes, and fresh seafood and noodle bowls. Desserts include banana cream pie, cheesecake, banana split sundaes, and black cherry and chocolate purses. Fat's Asia Bistro is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week and hosts Happy Hour every night of the week.

1500 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661, Phone: 916-787-3287

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» La Huaca

La Huaca
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La Huaca is a Peruvian eatery that brings together the culinary traditions of ancient Peru and classic Spanish cuisine to create an unforgettable dining experience. The contemporary and cozy restaurant serves a menu of elegant presentations of Peruvian cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients and touches of Asian, African, French, and Italian influences. Signature dishes on the menu include Papas a la Huancaina, a traditional Peruvian dish of steamed potatoes covered with Aji Amarillo cream cheese sauce, boiled eggs, and Peruvian olives, and Causa De Pulpo al Olivio with delicately cut octopus drizzled with a creamy sauce made with Peruvian Botija Olives. The cuisine is paired with a hand-curated selection of wines and craft beers. La Huaca is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

9213 Sierra College Blvd Suite 140, Roseville, CA 95661, Phone: 916-771-2558

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» Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Located in the Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Il Fornaio is an upmarket restaurant chain that serves refined Italian cuisine, casual wines and craft beers, and freshly baked bread from the in-house bakery. Open for lunch and dinner every day, the restaurant serves a menu of freshly prepared dishes with Italian influences using locally sourced ingredients and traditional cooking techniques and features favorites such as handmade pasta and sauces, wood-fired pizza, fresh seafood, and meat entrées, crisp salads, and decadent desserts. The delicious cuisine is paired with great wines and handcrafted cocktails and served by professional, friendly and welcoming staff.

The Galleria at Roseville, 1179 Galleria Blvd P-118, Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: 916-788-1200

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12 Best Things to Do in Roseville, California