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California State Railroad Museum

111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-9280
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Ranked #1 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Sacramento for 35 years, and finally visited the RR museum this summer! Now I know what people have been impressed about! It was a total surprise and terrific adventure. Not only were there actual train cars from several eras- in mint condition - but you could hop on a dining car from the Hollywood glamour days... More

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Almada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This was our main reason for visiting Sacramento. It tells you the story of Californian Railways and displays many locomotives from different times. A must see for all ages.

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Many times I have gone in this wonderful Museum and serveral times took my grandson to visit this great California State Railroad Museum. Staff are friendly and nice. They will answer any question you may have. The trains are so so great to see and the nice train ride is also one should not pass by. Go and see this... More

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Sacramento, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went there with the grandson & he had a blast. He really enjoyed the sleeper & dining cars which simulates the experiences while the cars are in motion. Great kids area upstairs!

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Saint Anthony, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The California State Railroad museum is a terrific experience. It presents very well the importance of railroads in California's history, as well as the history of the west. We love traveling by rail, and it was fun to see the old locomotives from long past to recent. Worth the visit for train buffs of all ages.

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Sacramento
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The CA State Railroad Museum has a world class showcase of the trains and highlights the history of the trans continental railroad and its roots in Sacramento. Don't miss the informative intoduction film that features the trains displayed in the museum.

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Moorefield, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My husband is into trains and "still plays with trains," but I went along and enjoyed seeing the different displays and engines. The best part was on the second floor where kids (big and little) can push buttons to advance the different models of trains.

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portsmouth england
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The trip to this Museum was worth the visit, having read about it on Trip Advisor it sounded good. The amount of history was interesting, all about how the railroad changed the way freight and people moved about . The history of Old Sacramento begins with the California Gold Rush. The museum has good access for the Disabled Visitor, ramps... More

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Sacramento, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've been on the museum tour twice and I enjoyed it immensely both times. The tour guides are authentic - true railroad experts. There's a variety of preserved trains from several time periods including a mail car, passenger cars, dining cars and locomotives. If you go anywhere in Sacramento - make sure you visit this museum! You won't be disappointed.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stepping into the museum is an awesome sight! The museum is large, it made feel like I was an ant. The trains are something to see!

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