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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice to see the graveyard of LA's old rail system. Kids liked the rail ride around the park. Xxxxxxxx

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank M
Perris, California
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Perris, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see the graveyard of LA's old rail system. Kids liked the rail ride around the park. Xxxxxxxx

Thank Frank M
Perris, California
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place to take the family'' nice train ride'' also the exzibits are really nice '' beautiful trains

Thank Beverly C
Yorba Linda, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High quality visit for all ages. Orange Empire is a sleeper attraction and very popular with locals with an interest in Rail History from all over Southern California. On weekends museum volunteers operate vintage trolley and rail equipment. Unlimited rides available and visits to several of the collection barns, park area and other exhibits. Very inexpensive entry fee and additional... More 

Thank James B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great little day trip for us while we were in the area. The docent was friendly and knowledgeable. Make sure you get the docent guided tour so you can see all the cars in the barns. We will be going back on a weekend so we can do the trolley and train rides.

Thank Iggylizard
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Free tour with a very informative tour guide. Mostly trolley cars, but houses some rare ones. We also rode on the rail cars (for a fee.) Fun to do with the family, although the tour was a little long for younger children.

Thank Sara A
Perris, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It was okay for the kids. The train lights did not work and they need some younger Elf's. Also if it is labeled as Santa's workshop, they need to have Santa's helpers building toys.

Thank Lance D
Fullerton, California
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83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We took our son to the Day Out With Thomas. At first I was a bit hesitant on the price of the tickets and what would actually be there, well enough to make a whole day out of it. I was surprised at how much more than just the train ticket was there to experience. Our son's highlight was taking... More 

Thank Andre2411
Anaheim, California
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

What a great experience! I don't think I've ever been anywhere where everyone seemed so enthusiastic and genuinely happy to be there. And not in that theme park 'part of the show' kind of way...it came across as absolutely real and genuine. We started the morning by boarding one of the streetcars that runs in the loop around the complex.... More 

Thank C_Cali14
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This museum is primarily dedicated to Streetcars, however there are also a steam engine and a diesel that pull a short passenger train using Streamliner Coach cars from the Union Pacific. Street cars come in all shapes and sizes and there at least 5 running most of the time. A Street car set from San Francisco Muni is always running... More 

Thank robert l
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a very nice open air railroad museum. I was impressed with the variety of equipment that was available to view. The staff, I assume all volunteers, were very friendly and interacted well with guests. Children were particularly well treated. Fares are charged for "rides." Most days are free admission, but some events require a fee.

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