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Orange Empire Railway Museum

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Address: 2201 South "A" Street, Perris, CA 92572-0548
Phone Number: 951-943-3020
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An interesting railroad museum in a near-desert location.

Pay admission at gift shop. You can't freely roam the grounds - you have to be part of a group to tour the facility, led by a knowledgable and enthusiastic (well, ours was) guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Got there when they opened 9AM. on a Saturday.The place is huge and a lot to see. Many rail cars and buildings in the open which were good. The big Engine and Rail Car House Barns were closed as were many other attractions. We were told that they would be open but they had no people to do it. They... More 

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Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

what a great place for all ages of kids. real trains you can touch and see. I was invited into the cabin of hte engine and drove it 1 1/2 miels each way, the guy loved to do this for us older kids. free admission, go and don't hurry, take a lunch and eat in the yard under the trees.... More 

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New York, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our sole goal was to operate a locomotive. We didn't spend much time with the static displays. Many places allow you to ride in the cab, but at Orange Empire you can take the controls. There wasn't a whole lot of track to run on, but there is something special about having 2500 HP at the other end of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great way to send the afternoon with family. We rode on the two trains that they had running and got to see some of the old street cars that they have from all over the United States. It is not too expensive and the kids will enjoy it or any train lover.

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Lomita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is really a great place to learn and ride the rail history of Southern California. To ride the train and trolley cars you need to go on the weekend and try to plan on a weekend they are having a special event, Go to their website to look up events at www.oerm.org. We were there for the Rods and... More 

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Alexandria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Pay admission at gift shop. You can't freely roam the grounds - you have to be part of a group to tour the facility, led by a knowledgable and enthusiastic (well, ours was) guide. Lots of old Pacific Electric equipment, along with some cars and locomotives from the railroads that have served the LA basin over the years. Worth a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The staff were really friendly but bar seeing inside one shed (the content of which we didn't come to see and didn't interest us), there was nothing else open. I understand it was free and midweek but you cannot expect people to visit if the sheds aren't open. A long drive from Phoenix was wasted.

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Escondido, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Step back in time; come ride the old trains and trolleys. Especially fun if you also happen to be into Steampunk. March 21-22nd was a lot of fun and I would come back here every year for this event. Other than that, if you have little kids, it's a great place to take them. Even in March it was quite... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This museum offers a glimpse into the rail service and streetcar service up to about World War II. Most of the collection is housed in three large car houses, so the rolling stock is out of the weather and intense sunshine of Southern California. There are many streetcars, some of them restored and in working order and are used on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a fascinating museum if you have any interest at all in trains, or street cars. We live in Los Angeles, and have been learning about the history of street cars in the city, and heard about this museum, located near Riverside, CA. The museum sits on about 100 acres in Perris, CA. There are at least four working... More 

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Additional Information about Orange Empire Railway Museum

Address: 2201 South "A" Street, Perris, CA 92572-0548
Phone Number: 951-943-3020
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Perris
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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