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Orange Empire Railway Museum

Address: 2201 South "A" Street, P.O. Box 548, Perris, CA 92572-0548
Phone Number: 951-943-3020
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Perris
Type: Other
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Type: Other
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Arroyo Grande, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Laguna Niguel, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I attended the Rods-N-Rails Event in June. If you like rail transportation then you'll love this place. Since my purpose of attending this event was to do photography, I found a lot to photograph here as there are ALL kinds of trains here. There is a trolley that runs back and forth between two points on the property. This would... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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