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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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My favorite part of the museum s the train you get on that gently rocks and the sounds make you feel you have stepped back in time and are on a real train. It is a must if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My favorite part of the museum s the train you get on that gently rocks and the sounds make you feel you have stepped back in time and are on a real train. It is a must if you have a 4-14 year old child or an adult who grew up loving trains.

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went with grandchildren , ages 4 and 6 , they loved it, especially the model trains upstairs. Great look into history for adults.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just wanted to check it out. It was much larger than I expected. It was nice walking through the trains on display.

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sacramento, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to see actual history great with kids clean and safe. Great store and authentic locomotive

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

April 15, 2015 we toured the Railroad Museum in Sacramento. It was recommended by a fellow passenger on Amtrak and he was right. We were really impressed with all the volunteer guides thru out the building and after traveling from Denver to Emeryville, Ca. we could relate to the trip thru the Sierras and Donner Pass.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love the train museum! My 4 year old has been going for the last few years and never gets tired of it. We all love trains! The free train rides for members is such a great perk!

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Citrus Heights, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's big. It's beautiful. It's full of history. There are sounds and smells. You can climb on and walk through some of the coolest old trains and club cars from the past 150 years. Sign up for a formal tour. The docents are great and have wonderful stories to share. I live in this town, have been to the museum... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

great exhibits and plenty of people to tell you about it free. Children will like it also.....trains from the gold rush era.

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The California State Railroad Museum / Old Town Sacramento, is probably my favorite area in Sacramento to Visit. The Museum is Beautifully laid out, from the introductory Movie they show you threw the History of RailRoading in California. The engines and cars are impeccably restored and provide a nice cross section. Then if you like, on the second level they... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The California Railroad museum is one of the better railroad museums in the country. It has a variety of engines and railroad cars, dating from the 1850s to the 1960s. It is easily accessible in Sacramento's historic Old Town (by the Sacramento River; enter going west on I (eye) Street). It is part of "Old Sacramento," the original heart the... More 

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