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California State Railroad Museum

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Address: 111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-323-9280
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Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train...
North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
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Great for couples and families

The rail history was very interesting and seeing the old trains. My husband had never been there before so we enjoyed it together.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Redding, California
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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The rail history was very interesting and seeing the old trains. My husband had never been there before so we enjoyed it together.

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Gridley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit if you have an interest in Trains. It has a very good display of many train cars. I think that you will enjoy your time in Old Sacramento.

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were travelling from San Francisco to Sacramento and then Sacramento to Reno by train, so it was very interesting to hear all about the trip. We appreciated the work that went into Getting the track through Doner Pass having learned all about it at the museum. Some of the trains are huge! All the trains are gleaming and are... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you like trains or just want to kill time for a day, this is the place. The train collection varies from small passenger trains to big freight trains. There are very friendly docents that are there to answer questions. Try the sleeper car experience. It's quite nostalgic. The second floor houses a toy train exhibit. This is where it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had a few hours to spend in Sacramento and I went first to visit the California State Railroad Museum, it was the best decision I could do, the tourists guide were very friendly and they were most happily to explain and show you how things were back in the years, the locomotives were outstanding, I would recommend this museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

One of Sacramento's greatest treasures. If you are into trains or not, the history presentation is spectacular. There are model trains, artifacts, exhibits, etc. if you are in the Old Sac area, this is a must.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I did not expect to enjoy this museum as I am not a train buff, but we spent three enjoyable hours there. We watched the introductory film, then had a free 45-minute tour, then wandered on our own. Fabulous!

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Laughlin, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a unique museum. The charge per person was moderate at $10 each. We spent nearly two hours there, and we never even got to the second floor. Next time, we will see that one as well. We learned so much about how much the Irish and Chinese contributed to the building of the railroad. We learned things about... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the world's leading displays of American railroad history....and enjoyed by visitors with varied interests. This stop should be enjoyed by all visitors to Sacramento.

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Reuver, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great museum with a lot of locomotives and carriages. The people who work here are very knowing and friendly.

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