Known as the unofficial Sports Tournament Capital of California, Rancho Cordova has several sports parks and attractions for beginners and pros alike. Whether you’re visiting for official team business or are stopping by to try your hand at Rancho Cordova’s exciting recreational attractions, there’s no doubt that you’ll have a ton of fun and make life-long memories. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Sacramento Children’s Museum
© Sacramento Children’s Museum
Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.” It’s this beautiful quote that the Sacramento Children’s Museum holds on to as they dedicate themselves to sparking life-long learning for children and other visitors of all ages. Each exhibit in the museum is carefully designed to nurture the imagination of a child while building their confidence and competence. At the end of the day, if a child is able to test, tinker, create, wonder, and, best of all, laugh, then the folks at the museum think that’s a job well done.
2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova, California 95670, Phone: 916-638-7225
2.Monster Mini Golf
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If you’re looking for unique and quirky fun in Rancho Cordova, then you’re definitely going to want to pay a visit to Monster Mini Golf. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility that features a climate-controlled space as well as the total use of luminescent black lights, Monster Mini Golf features a one-of-a-kind 18-house mini golf course. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, the golf course is monster-themed and is decorated with animated monsters to make the game more fun and much more memorable. At Monster Mini Golf, you’ll also find a hi-tech video game arcade, an incredible prize center as well as Monster-themed laser tag, a laser maze, mini bowling and some light concessions to keep you going.
12401 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, California 95742, Phone: 916-294-0000
3.Red Door Escape Room
Are you capable of staying cool, calm and collected in any situation? Figure out how well you respond to stress and work your brain power while you’re at it at Red Door Escape Room. Arguably the best all-around escape room experience in the entire state, the Red Door Escape Room features a variety of episodes to try, all of which are exciting, intricate and definitely designed to get you thinking outside of the box. Test your ability to find hidden clues, solve puzzles, and work as a team, all while trying to beat the clock in game episodes like VR: Mission I, Taken, Prison Break, Once Upon a Time, The Gift and Confinement.
12401 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, California 95742, Phone: 916-467-7575
4.Prairie City Dirt Track
Ready to get down and dirty? At the Prairie City Dirt Track, gear heads can get their high-speed fix through off-highway motor vehicle recreation grounds. This recreation area is located right at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills and offers several kinds of terrain for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts to ride around at. Prairie City Dirt Track is open to 4-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles regardless of the driver’s level of expertise. Visitors can look forward to rides through flat, open grasslands, cobbled mine tailings, ancient river beds, rocky mounds and even rolling hills. If you’re lucky, you may even catch some sightings of acorn woodpeckers, golden eagles, kestrels and more birds that call the area home.
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, California, Phone: 916-324-4442
5.Granite Arch Climbing Center
Want to get some monkeying around in while visiting Rancho Cordova? Stop by the Granite Arch Climbing Center for a chance to challenge over 20,000 square feet of climbing wall space. It doesn’t matter if you’re into top roping, lead climbing or bouldering, the Granite Arch Climbing Center has facilities for all kinds of climbers like their 6 awesome auto belay units. You don’t have to restrict yourself to indoor climbing either. At the Granite Arch Climbing Center, there is an outdoor boulder park that boasts of hand-sculpted features for everyone to enjoy. New to the sport? Take a lesson with one of the capable coaches at the center!
11335-G Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, California 95742, Phone: 916-852-7625
6.Burning Barrel Brewing Company
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Your journey to an amazing craft beer starts at the Burning Barrel Brewing Company. As the newest brewing company on the block at Rancho Cordova, the team behind Burning Barrel continually works hard to create brews that are nothing short of exceptional. Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of beer and setting a new standard for craft brews, the Burning Barrel offers a vast and diverse selection of home brews straight from their taps. The brewing company has over a dozen crafts available on tap and their tasting room allows you to sample as many as you can handle. Try offerings like the Bitter American, the Golden Daydreams, the A-Salt and Blackberry, Vanilla Kisses and the Hop Gypsy.
11210 Sun Center Dr. Suite B, Rancho Cordova, California 95672, Phone: 916-382-4846
Ready to bounce your afternoon away with fun, excitement and lots of laughs? Families traveling to Rancho Cordova with their kids can gift the little ones with a whole afternoon of entertainment care of Bounce U. Known for throwing the best birthday parties on the planet, Bounce U features expansive grounds filled with giant indoor inflatable playground staples. It doesn’t matter if you’re not there for a birthday either. At the end of the day, the team behind Bounce U makes it a point to ensure that every child who visits leaves with great memories. Parents can also rest assured that their children are having a great time and are in a safe environment.
11280 Sanders Drive Unit A, Rancho Cordova, California 95742, Phone: 916-859-0559
8.Il Forno Classico
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Experience just a slice of Siena, Italy in the middle of Rancho Cordova at the Il Forno Classico. Dedicated to serving you meals that you won’t ever forget, the Il Forno Classico’s menu revolves around fresh seafood, exquisite hand tossed pizzas, juicy Angus stakes and delicious sautéed pastas. Whether you’re visiting Il Forno Classico for a business lunch or a romantic dinner with your special someone, there’s something on the menu for you and your companions. First time visitors ought to pick a dish out of the restaurant’s house specialties. Some options to choose from include the Eggplant Parmigiana, the Chicken Piccata, the Chicken Scaloppini alla Classico, and the Veal Osso Buco. Make sure to stop by the wine room as well to browse and select from one of their hundreds of bottles of wine.
2121 Golden Centre Lane 10, Rancho Cordova, California 95670, Phone: 916-858-0651
© Brookfield’s Restaurant
Ready to tuck into a great home cooking-style meal? The Brookfield’s Restaurant on Folsom Boulevard has just what you’re looking for. Founded in 1981 by Lee Manolakas, Brookfields’ Restaurant is built upon a lifetime of experience in hospitality business as well as dozens of outstanding family recipes. Family run and owned, Brookfield’s Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner to their patrons, and even sells some of their exclusive ingredients, like their gourmet season salt, through their shop. Sample some of their mouthwatering entrees like the French roasted turkey dinner, the wild grilled Alaskan salmon, and the coconut and panko crusted haddock.
Highway 50 11135 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, California 95670, Phone: 916-638-2046
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© Cattlemens Steakhouse
Meat lovers, watch out! If you’re looking for the best steak in the West, then you certainly don’t have to look any further than Cattlemens Steakhouse. Located in the Folsom area, Cattlemens Steakhouse boasts fantastic, mouthwatering hand-cut steaks and sizzling prime rib. The secret behind Cattlemens famous steaks boils down to a handful of very important things. For example, steaks at Cattlemens are always fresh. Always! They never freeze their meet. Speaking of meat, Cattlemens sources their steaks from Harris Ranch and every single slab of meet that they procure is of the highest, blue ribbon quality only. To ensure the tenderness of their steaks, Cattlemens ages their cuts onsite and never use any chemicals throughout any of the prep and cooking processes. What are you waiting for? Go sink your teeth into one of their juicy steaks asap!
12409 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, California 95742, Phone: 916-985-3030
10 Best Things to Do in Rancho Cordova
- Sacramento Children’s Museum, Photo: Sacramento Children’s Museum
- Monster Mini Golf, Photo: Monster Mini Golf
- Red Door Escape Room, Photo: chainat/stock.adobe.com
- Prairie City Dirt Track, Photo: Jan/stock.adobe.com
- Granite Arch Climbing Center, Photo: perpis/stock.adobe.com
- Burning Barrel Brewing Company, Photo: Burning Barrel Brewing Company
- Bounce U, Photo: Angelov/stock.adobe.com
- Il Forno Classico, Photo: Il Forno Classico
- Brookfield’s Restaurant, Photo: Brookfield’s Restaurant
- Cattlemens Steakhouse, Photo: Cattlemens Steakhouse
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of vectorfusionart - Fotolia.com