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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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 24 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 27 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Orange Empire Railway Museum

Address: Address: 2201 South "A" Street, P.O. Box 548, 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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