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Orange Empire Railway Museum

2201 South "A" Street, P.O. Box 548, Perris, CA 92572-0548
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Perris
Type: Other
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ran across this museum while searching for things to do in the Inland Empire. We went on a weekday (when the trains were not running) and were the only visitors there. A very friendly volunteer took us on our own personal tour of the trains. They have a very extensive collection of trains, especially electric trains and street cars... More

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Aptos, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I don't remember how I found out about Orange Empire Railway Museum, but it surprised me that I had never heard of it. It has an astounding collection of street cars -- many of them rescued from Los Angeles's long gone lines. They have a variety of rolling stock from trains. Volunteers have achieved some impressive restoration on many of... More

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Alexandria, VA, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Don't bother joining. They take your money, make promises, and then ignore membership inquiries. Very disappointing customer service. Actually, there is no customer service.

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Las Vegas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our first two trips here were on busy Saturdays the most recent a weekday. They host an annual Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and it is spectacular! The park is jam packed with kids and their parents with tons of hands on activities, photo opportunities, and of course train rides. I have attended DOWT in other places and... More

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Fullerton, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This museum is a wonderful place to take the kids, I took my son here and I was concerned that it may get too hot but ended up being a very nice day plenty of areas to sit in the shade. We rode the LA street car about 4 times and the diesel locomotive once. I did see in the... More

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Crestline, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

OERM is an Excellent train museum. It is well run by a very friendly staff. I came here on Easter Sunday, which was the perfect day to go. No crowds, they were running their steam locomotive, and I was able to get lot's of excellent photos, and video, with no people in the way. But any other day would be... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went here on a Tuesday, so admission was free. A docent, Dick, took us on a tour of everything that he had keys to, and explained it all. Most of the electric trains and trolleys were from LA from a bygone era. There was A LOT to see. The museum owns 93 acres! The weather was great, but 80%... More

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los angeles
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

20 mins drive from Downtown Temecula, this museum is mostly outdoors, so BRING SUNBLOCK. From the other reviewers who did not have a guide at hand, I can understand why this place might get underrated, but we were lucky enough to find one to tag along with. Once we expressed our genuine interest, he went out of his way to... More

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Perris, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visit the museum with our 5 year old boy to see Thomas, is very good because is a real size train and you go on a little ride, just be ready for the store ride outside the train, the rest of the museum is good but not the best that we know

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Vista, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Excellent railway park. Admission included unlimited rides on the steam engine train and various trolleys and trams. Good static exhibits as well. Grounds were well maintained. It was streamlining weekend and the clothing was fun to see. Participants of all ages. This was a new trend for me and it was lots of fun. Great place for railroad buffs and... More

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