History & Attractions
Folsom State Prison & Fun Attractions
Enjoy water sports on Folsom Lake
Folsom’s diverse attractions guarantee there’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a weekend with the kids, a romantic getaway or quality time in the great outdoors. Animal lovers of all ages will be captivated by the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary. More than just a zoo, the sanctuary is home to a unique family of animals and is a true haven for homeless wildlife of all varieties. Step back in time at the Folsom History Museum or take a stroll down Sutter Street to check out its specialty shops and restaurants (be sure to try some of Snook’s famous peanut brittle while you’re there!).
A must see on your historical journey in California is Folsom State Prison. The prison is one of Folsom's most popular attractions, where Johnny Cash once performed and recorded a live album before a select group of inmates and was inspired to write "Folsom Prison Blues."
Try Folsom brewed sake
Don't miss visiting the Gekkeikan Company. Learn why a century-old Japanese company chose Folsom to brew its signature sake, and experience the tasty results.
Folsom Powerhouse State Park
Go on to visit the historic Folsom Powerhouse State Park
, where not only can you tour the West Coast’s first electricity generating plant, you can also take pleasure in some of the best views the area has to offer from picnic benches located under towering trees.