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Address: 2201 South "A" Street, P.O. Box 548, Perris, CA 92572-0548
Phone Number: 951-943-3020
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Educational learning about trains. A little pricey on tickets, artifacts, and food vendors. Great place for families with children. The train ride is ok. The train ride is less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Perris, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a fun place to visit with children and educational, too. There are trains and trolleys from all over, mostly California, but as far away as Kyoto, Japan. On the weekends they run equipment that you can ride. There is a small shop with memorabilia. There is a large picnic area, food vendors are usually only there for special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Educational learning about trains. A little pricey on tickets, artifacts, and food vendors. Great place for families with children. The train ride is ok. The train ride is less than a mile and doesn't tour through the town. Arrival early to get parking or you will have to park down the street at a school to walk and there is... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A really neat place to visit and easily spend the entire day. I spent about 5 hours there prerecording a podcast show and even with production goof ups still a wonderful day I hope to have more shows to follow (151) Orange Empire Railway Museum http://www.blogtalkradio.com/s3production/2014/10/26/orange-empire-railway-museum The non-profit Orange Empire Railway Museum has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A group of from our Corvette Club recently visited this wonderful museum of vintage trains and trolleys in Perris, CA. This place is amazing with 200 acres of land loaded with some very cool railroad and trolley equipment, most which is from Southern California. They started out almost 60 years ago by rescuing the old trolley cars from Los Angeles... More 

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Orange, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you went to knott's Berry Farm before it became so high tech and loved it, you'll really like this place. It is out in the country in a huge park like setting with picnic tables. Admission to the grounds and parking is free. You could spend days here exploring the old trains and trolleys that used to ply the... More 

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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great little self guided tour of the grounds and train rides kept us busy.Bring a picnic basket and set up on the lawns!

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