Located at the newly activated Waterfront Park (in front of Rio
City Café), a visually-exciting and whimsical 65’ Ferris wheel
and carousel, operated by Brass Ring Amusements, Inc, are
both open daily at the Old Sacramento Waterfront.
Hours of operation for the Waterfront Wheel and Front Street
Carousel will be Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to
9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to
CLOSED DUE TO HEATWAVE: 9/1/2022 – 9/7/2022
Offering fantastic views of the city atop the “Waterfront Wheel,”
riders must be at least 44” to ride and in the same household in
each open-air cart (that holds up to four people).
To help keep the community safe, physically distanced line queues
will be in place, carts will be sanitized regularly (with
employee disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, restraints after
patrons disembark, etc.), and contactless payment and admission
will be available.
Front Street Carousel
Riders must be 36″ height to ride alone. Children shorter
than 36″ may ride if adult is standing next to them holding
them as they ride (1 paid ticket allows for adult + child).
One way line queuing with physical distancing maintained and
middle horses will be closed to riders, allowing only the inside
and outside horses to be ridden for physical distancing on
Cost to ride the Waterfront Wheel or Front Street
Carousel is $6 per rider.
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Featured Story - The Carousel King and the Space Mission
Leticia Ordaz is an Emmy-nominated anchor/reporter in Sacramento,
California, and her sons story helped inspire the Front Street
Carousel! She is the founder of bilingual publishing house
Cielito Lindo Books and a 7-time award-winning children’s book
author at the International Latino Book Awards.
The Carousel King and the Space Mission is an enchanting
children’s book for ages four to eight. If you or your little one
like out-of-this-world adventures, stories of bravery, and
discovering endless possibilities, then you’ll love seven-time
International Latino Book Awards-winner Leticia Ordaz’s cosmic
The Sacramento History Museum is bringing the Old Sacramento
Waterfront to you! Sit back while you explore and experience a
new side of what life was like in 19th century Sacramento with
gripping true stories that follow in the footsteps of murderers,
ne’er-do-wells and common citizens alike.
Sacramento’s premiere boat venue for birthday parties, company
and corporate events, company holiday parties, weddings,
receptions, rehearsal dinners, wine tasting, fantasy casino,
dining & dancing – all while on a Sacramento River Cruise. We
also offer general admission events year round including luncheon
cruises, cocktail cruises, dinner cruises as well seasonal
Experience adventure as you glide over inches of water on a Sacramento Jetboat Excursion! Located on the Old Sacramento Waterfront, guests are invited to get on-board for an all new experience of exciting jetboat spins, views of the native wildlife and a little bit of Old Sacramento Waterfront History!
Excursions: Old Town Adventure (Minutes: 30) | Historic Excursion (Minutes: 60)
Operated by the owners of the Sac Brew Bike and operated daily
Sacramento’s 16 passenger Brew Boat provides a one and a half
hour, pedal-powered party boat tours along the Sacramento River.
Groups can bring their own beer/cider/wine aboard the
chartered boat (limit 3 drinks per guest), as we cruise, pedal,
and have fun on the river.
Cruises depart from the Public Docks just south of the L Street
Landing (entrance between Rio City Cafe and Joe’s Crab Shack).
City Cruises offers a few different options to soak in the views
of Old Sacramento Waterfront. Make the most of your
weekend and step aboard for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon on the
river with a cocktail cruise! Grab a drink at the bar and relax
as you set sail on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Sacramento
River. Gather your co-workers, friends, or family and head down
to Old Sacramento Waterfront to board your new favorite
The California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad — the Sacramento Southern Railroad operates April through September. Train rides include closed coach cars, open-air gondolas and a first-class observation car pulled by either Granite Rock No. 10 steam locomotive or one of our vintage diesel locomotives from the Museum’s collection.