Is California’s Capitol 'second only to Disneyland' among visitors?

California's State Capitol in Sacramento attracts roughly 1.1 million visitors inside and outside the building annually. File photo / Capital Public Radio
California's State Capitol in Sacramento attracts roughly 1.1 million visitors inside and outside the building annually. File photo / Capital Public Radio

California is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions anywhere: Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo and Yosemite National Park quickly come to mind. They’ll likely be top destinations for travelers over the Memorial Day holiday.

But some in Sacramento would have you believe the state Capitol building ranks "second only to Disneyland" in annual visitors across the Golden State.

State Sen. Richard Pan repeated this myth at a recent hearing at the Capitol.

"We have all these visitors coming here, second only to Disneyland, and yet when you look up there’s something missing -- fire sprinklers," said Pan, D-Sacramento, on April 7, 2016. "We have all those people walking through here, but if there’s a fire we’re in big trouble."

Could that be? PolitiFact California breaks it down.

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